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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

blueberry french toast

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was quiet the busy bee in the kitchen this weekend and I wanted to share a delicious recipe I made for Easter brunch! One of my favorite breakfast meals is french toast. I would probably consider eating it everyday if it wasn't so rich and terrible for you! With all the eggs, milk/heavy cream and butter, french toast is usually a once in a blue moon kind of food. 

I thought Blueberry French Toast would be ideal for Easter Brunch, and by swapping a few ingredients for healthier ones, I think this french toast recipe can be more of a once per month food, instead of a once per year food :) You do, obviously, still have to incorporate bread into the recipe, so if you are looking for a healthier option, you could use wheat or whole grain bread. I couldn't pass up the Challah bread when I saw it at the store on Saturday -- it is SO perfect for french toast. 

I made my french toast the night before, which allowed the liquid to soak into the bread really well. Also, it was easy to just take it out of the refrigerator after church and toss in the blueberries and stick it in the oven! You have to love an easy, oven-ready meal :)


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Blueberry French Toast

1 loaf bread {I used Challah, but use whatever you like!}
8 egg whites
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup honey {you could also use maple syrup}
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
6 ounces fresh blueberries

Begin by cubing the loaf of bread into bite-sized pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, almond milk, honey, vanilla and almond extracts and ground cinnamon; whisk well. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray and place the cubed bread in the dish. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread; stir to make sure the bread is coated. Leave in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove baking dish from refrigerator and stir in the blueberries. Allow the casserole to get to room temperature before baking. Bake french toast for 45 minutes. Enjoy!

What were some of the items on your Easter menu? I'll be sharing one more recipe later this week, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. Yumm this looks delicious!

    xoxo Jessi
    www.thedarlingdetail.com

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  2. that looks and sounds delicious!! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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  3. OH MY....it looks so pretty! This is making me hungry already! You are quite the chef, missy!



    http://the-party-dress.com

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  4. HOLYYYYY this looks amazing!! I definitely need to try this! Pinning it now! Yum!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  5. Yummmm! This looks so delicious!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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