August 14, 2008
When I made this for Kenya for the first time, the smell of cinnamon and the toasted bread cooking brought me right back to my childhood. Admittedly, my own mother did not whip up a lot of homemade breakfasts for us as kids, but when she did they were incredible.
I love french toast that's rich and soaked first in cinnamon, vanilla, egg batter and then lightly sauteed with a tiny pat of butter. I'm all about health, but in my opinion, a little butter now and then is fine, especially when you're making french toast.
But wait, you say. You can't have french toast without a topping! Now, I love maple syrup as much as the next person and yes, it is a natural sweetener, but it also has 50 grams of sugar per serving which would send Kenya flying into orbit. Not only is the fruit topping for this recipe naturally sweet, it's also super healthy, packed with vitamin C, bright and colorful. If berries are out of season, you could also use frozen ones. Since I only used a tablespoon of agave (low on the glycemic index) for the fruit sauce, your little one will get all the satisfaction of the sweet flavor without the sugar high.
Berry Sauce (makes 1/3 Cup)
1/2 Cup Mixed Berries (any mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries will work)
1 Tbsp Honey or Agave
1. Place berries and honey in a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
*Place in appropriate tupperware or ziploc bag and freeze.