Friday, February 22

Cafe Brunch: Whole Grain Berry French Toast

My husband's favorite place to eat is a chain breakfast restaurant. He is addicted to their pancakes and omelets. I should just face it and admit that he would rather have breakfast food three times a day than anything else I could whip up. This is obvious if you were to look in my freezer. It is full of "make ahead" breakfast foods such as waffles, breakfast burritos, and sausage egg cheese drive thru fake out sandwiches. I actually had my first date with my husband at this "said" breakfast chain restaurant.  Since that memorable first date, over 8 years later of marriage and friendship, we have often returned to this reliable place for lazy Saturday breakfasts (pre-kiddo), and on, during, or after many trips all over the place throughout the United States. Thankfully a couple of those were extremely handy 24 hr ones. 

But you asked ME what I preferred.... welll

While I do like someone else bringing me unlimited amounts of coffee, and putting up with my somewhat loud and playful son at a decent but chain like restaurant, I would rather eat at a cafe. This bread I made for valentines day made AMAZING french toast. It was just like something I had dreamed up in a cafe. The bread itself was amazing fresh out of the oven with some butter. It was not too sweet, but so flavorful. I love the fact that I could use the leftovers in a new way. I suspect it would be excellent as a dessert as well in a bread pudding. If you missed the whole grain berry bread recipe, shame on you, no just kidding. Please click here for the link. If you are concerned about time, no stress... the bread dough can made in advance and kept covered in the fridge. 

Making Berry French Toast
Serves 3 (2 pieces each)

Easy Five Step Recipe

Ingredient list: 
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2-3 Tbs powdered sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp cinnamon, each piece
1/4 tsp vanilla extract 

1. Cut the bread into thick pieces. 

2. Mix up the egg, milk in a flat dish and dip each piece of bread in it. Each piece should be dripping with egg. 

3. Fry up these delicous bread pieces in a flat skillet with a tiny bit of cooking spray or oil or melted butter 3-5 minutes each side - until browned and delicous

4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of each one while they are cooking. Dump any remaining egg mixture around the bread to create a bit of eggy texture. 

5. After cooking serve hot with french bread favorites such as butter, syrup, fresh berry topping, powdered sugar

Eat & enjoy. 
The cafe yummy brunch can be in your kitchen this week. 
I can hear your taste buds rejoicing. 
From my kitchen to yours

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