My name is Mama V and I have a serious addiction. Seasonal summer berries! The second you walk into the grocery store or farmers' market this time of year, you are met with baskets of the most glorious fresh berries. And they all leap into my cart as I walk by...first the red luscious strawberries, next the plump blueberries, at least two baskets of sweet red raspberries, and perhaps some blackberries. I just can't help myself!
The task at hand is to find the sweetest and juiciest berries around, all so that I can make up a batch or two of our favorite French Toast and top that off with the freshest berries to tempt your eyes and tongue. Whether we're camping or at home, one of our favorite breakfasts is French Toast with Fresh Berries, served with butter and warm maple syrup. There's nothing fancy about this recipe, but it is consistently perfect and one that everyone wants on a lazy summer morning. This family-favorite recipe has a little secret that just takes it over the top!
To start this off, I always reach for a fresh loaf of brioche, crusty French or sourdough bread from the bakery, and I slice it at home into nice, thick one-inch slices. The perfect size for dunking into a perfectly custardy egg & cream filling.
My secret touch? I sprinkle each side with cinnamon sugar before grilling it up. As it cooks, the cinnamon sugar lightly crystalizes on the outside of the bread - not enough that anyone even knows that it is there, but it just adds something special to both the texture and flavor of this wonderful French Toast.
And just because you should, spread a little sweet creamy butter on top of each slice as you take it off the griddle. Drizzled with warm maple syrup and topped with your favorite fresh berries? Breakfast perfection! Hope that you enjoy this as much as my family does!
HOW I MAKE THIS:
YIELD: 5 servings
Bakery bread works the best for this recipe – you want to be able to slice the bread yourself into slices about 1-inch thick.
© SnowflakesandCoffeecakes. All images, attachments & content are copyright protected unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to www.snowflakesandcoffeecakes.com for the recipe.
I'm Mama V and I am so happy you stopped by to visit! This is the place to find family favorite and kitchen-tested quality recipes, along with photographs and tips to give you the confidence to cook and bake from scratch.
You'll find a complete recipe index on the Recipe Collection page or you can use the Recipe Collection dropdown feature to see a visual recipe index by category. If you are looking for something special, the Search function will easily locate your favorite recipe or ingredients. Enjoy - and stop by often!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL?
Type in the name of recipe, category or any ingredient to search my recipe database.
This website uses marketing and tracking technologies. Opting out of this will opt you out of all cookies, except for those needed to run the website. Note that some products may not work as well without tracking cookies.Opt Out of Cookies