Just about every family has their own recipe for French toast, but aside from a few who might make the mixture the same way each and every time, there really is no need for a recipe. (Did I just hear Escoffier rolling in his grave? Perhaps, but it’s a true statement.) The basic foundation is nothing more than bread, eggs and milk. From there any flavor combinations that suit your fancy are fair game, from vanilla, to sugar to liqueurs, it’s all up to your tastes and creativity.
I prefer to make my french toast simply. I’m not a fan of heavy flavors, especially first thing in the morning. So when I decided to make this dish for my sons, my only real question was what to top the French toast with, not what I should put into the custard mix.
I haven’t purchased any syrup since we moved, so that was out of the question. Just dropping on a pat of butter would have suited my tastes just fine, but kids like syrup. A quick scout of the freezer turned up a bag of frozen blueberries that had been slated for muffins, but with my wife leaving in a few days, I decided it was safe to use them, and my new go-to recipe for berry syrup was born.
A loaf of Texas style white bread, a bit of time with some sugar and water and viola! A breakfast that my kids raved about for three hours. If that’s not a success, I don’t know what is.
Does your family have a specific French toast method? Is there a certain set of spices used? Are you a fan of crunchy coatings or of the slightly softer traditional versions? What do you pour over your French Toast? Let us know will you?
French Toast with Homemade Blueberry Syrup
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 75gProtein: 5g
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
While this meal was pretty amazing, I think that straining the syrup might have made for a better flavor. The blueberries themselves don’t really add a lot of flavor to the syrup, but they do add an interesting textural note.
Links to other recipes like this:
- French Toast with Blueberry Syrup, from 80 Breakfasts
- Blueberry-stuffed French Toast with blueberry-orange sauce, from Lisa’s Kitchen
- French Toast Medallions with Blueberry Compote, from Over the Hill and on a Roll
There is nothing like a tasty piece of french toast topped with some delicious blueberries. This is one meal I would never turn away from. Thanks for sharing it.
yep….i agree christine… i just love it…the pic itself making me mouth watering i cant wait to try this one
Yummm… I love french toast! These look and sound delicious!
OMG I love it is my favorite I can eat this all my life and I never going to be tired of !!!! and just looking the picture looks like I can go a make some for the dinner !!!! NICE !!!!!
I love french toast, especially with some maple syrup and light cream. I also like to add fruits, my favorite are sliced bananas and strawberries.
Thanks for the recipe!
One can never go wrong with french toast! The blueberry syrup recipe is a total keeper, thank you! Cinnamon, vanilla and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg are my favorite flavorings. I prefer my FT with butter and syrup, but my husband loves his with butter and a dusting of sugar (any type) that gives the FT a nice crunchy texture.
Another family favorite is to make a oven baked french toast, which is by far the easiest Sunday morning meal because you assemble it the night before by melting butter and brown sugar together, pouring into a baking pan, cutting thick slices of french or basque bread and placing in the pan, then pouring the egg mixture over, so the bread soaks up every last drop. Refrigerate overnight and bake in the oven the next morning, 350 deg until the bread sets up and does not jiggle. No need for butter, syrup or anything with this recipe as the butter and sugar on the bottom caramelize and create their own syrup, however blueberry syrup is another story.