blueberry mango french toast
Ever since I came up with this recipe, French toast has become part of my regular breakfast routines. I’ve made this a few times when we’ve had guests and they always devour it, so I know I’m not the only one that thinks it’s so delicious.
You begin this recipe by choosing the perfect bread. My go to bread for this is challah but you can also use brioche bread. This recipe makes enough for 2 people so you can double it as needed.
Cut the bread into smaller pieces so it is easy to flip once you start frying it.
You will need the following ingredients:
· a handful of washed blueberries
· ¼ cup diced mango (or less if you prefer)
· 1 egg
· 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
· 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
· 4-6 tablespoons of whole milk
· Coconut oil for frying
1. Place the blueberries and mangos in a bowl and use a small masher or fork to mash them to a puree consistency. Alternatively, you could throw them in a blender and puree it quicker than by hand.
2. Add egg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, brown sugar, milk, and pureed mangoes and blueberries to a bowl and whisk until well combined. I should mention here that you should add the milk to your own liking. Some people prefer more “eggy” French toast so you would not add as much milk then.
3. Place frying pan on stove and add enough coconut oil so that your bread pieces fry well. If you do not have enough oil in it, the bread will most likely stick to your pan and won’t have the same amazing taste. Also, do not cook on high heat otherwise the bread will burn quickly. Medium to low heat is what you want to stick to.
4. Using a fork, place one piece of bread in bowl at a time and coat both sides. Then place in the frying pan and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
5. Try not to turn the bread too early; otherwise some of the mango and blueberry may not stick so well.
Once it is all finished, it should look something like this:
You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on it before serving to give them some extra appeal.
I like to eat mine with almond butter for a boost of energy to start my day.
My daughter enjoys them with maple syrup while my husband likes them with a little bit of honey drizzled on top.
So if you are craving a sweet breakfast, give this French toast recipe a try and I’m sure your craving will be fulfilled!