Cinnamon French Toast with Berry Sauce

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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.
2. Serve.

*Place in appropriate tupperware or ziploc bag and freeze.

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Cinnamon French Toast with Berry Sauce (Makes 2-4 Pieces depending on the type of bread you use)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1/8 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread (4 slices if you use a more dense bread, 2 slices for a fluffy bread)
  • 1 2 Tsp Butter

Preparation

1. Whisk the egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in shallow dish.
2. Place 2 slices of bread in the dish to absorb the egg mixture for 1 minute. Flip and let the other side soak up the egg mixture.
3. Heat a saute pan over medium heat.
4. Melt butter in the pan and place the bread in the saute pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden.
5. Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes.
6. Cool and serve.
*Allow to cool, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, place in toaster oven or oven at 300 and heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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7 comments

  • Becca

    Have you ever put a little nutmeg in your French toast?!? YUM!

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  • Lyndsey McMorrow

    Is there a substitute I could use for the milk? Does rice or almond milk work? And, do you have an alternative to the wheat bread that is still tasty?

    Thank you.

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  • Sandy Kay

    How do you prepare the sauce? Do you put it in the food processor or cook it or anything?

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    • Catherine

      Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes until nice and runny and the fruit is soft.

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  • Emily

    My very fussy 3 year old just practically inhaled this breakfast! Thank you so much!

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  • Izzy

    Okay, so I haven't actually tried the toasts but the berry syrup has become my go-to recipe for everything! Thanks again Weelicious!!! I make it with crepes, pancakes, waffles, and I add it to my 5 year old's plain Greek yogurt. He is so excited when he stumbled upon a semi-crunchy strawberry! These days I always have a bag of organic berries in my freezer. We love that red yummy syrup!

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