Recipe Friday – Overnight Blueberry French Toast

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Hi all!!! Today I have an amazing recipe that is so good for breakfast. It’s simple and will be an amazing dish for a holiday brunch or just for an everyday weekend. Hope you enjoy it!!

 

 

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Ingredients

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish, and top with cream cheese cubes.
  2. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Cover, and bake 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.
  7. In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil.
  8. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst.
  9. Stir in the butter, and pour over the baked French toast

Recipe Friday -Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

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Hi all!! What a better way to start your weekend with French toast. I love French toast and love to find new ways to fix it. This is a really good one with strawberries and cream cheese. Enjoy!!

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 slices bread, cut in half diagonally
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 8 sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Directions

 

  1. Preheat an oven to 100 degrees F ( 40 degrees C).
  2. Heat mashed strawberries and 1/2 cup white sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Mix cornstarch and water together in a bowl, then stir into the strawberries.
  4. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer while preparing remaining ingredients, stirring occasionally.
  5. Whisk together the milk and eggs in a bowl; set aside.
  6. Mash cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup white sugar in a bowl until smooth.
  7. Spread the cream cheese mixture over a triangle-shaped piece of bread, and top with another piece. Repeat with remaining bread and cream cheese mixture to make 8 triangle-shaped sandwiches.
  8. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, 2 or 3 at a time, and place in the skillet.
  10. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  11. Transfer pan-fried sandwiches to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm while cooking remaining sandwiches.
  12. To serve, top French toast with warm strawberry glaze and sliced fresh strawberries and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe Friday – Banana Stuffed French Toast

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Hi Everyone!! Here’s a sweet treat for breakfast…enjoy!!

 

Banana-Stuffed French Toast

 

Ingredients:

1 Firm ripe Banana

3/4 cup half-and-half

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

four 1-inch-thick slices day-old bread

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

confectioners’ sugar for dusting

warm maple syrup

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut banana into 1/4-inch-thick slices and in a bowl whisk together half-and-half, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut bread slices horizontally almost in half, leaving 1 edge intact. Stuff each pocket with 4 to 6 banana slices (do not overstuff). In a baking dish just large enough to hold bread slices in one layer, arrange slices and pour custard over them. Soak slices, turning them over once or twice to allow bread to absorb all liquid, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a 12-inch non-stick skillet melt butter over low heat until foam subsides and cook slices until golden, about 5 minutes on each side
  4. Dust French toast with confectioners’ sugar and serve with syrup.

Serves 2

ENJOY!!!