Recipe: Fruity French Toast

Whilst we adore all breakfast foods equally, we regard french toast as an extra special treat simply because we so rarely make it for ourselves at home, even though it’s really quite simple! This recipe combines our favourite eggy bread with some of summer’s best fruit for a truly delicious breakfast.

Serves two.
You will need: 

  • Brioche loaf
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream or full fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • handful of strawberries
  • 1 small ripe pear
  • 1 or 2 tbsp’s maple syrup

Step One.
In a large shallow dish or tray, combine the eggs, milk or cream (or a mix of both), vanilla, spices and salt and whisk together. Slice your brioche loaf into thick slices, about an inch thick is perfect and place into the egg mixture, flipping over after about two minutes.

Step Two.
Begin prepping your fruit, wash and slice however you like. We went with little julienne style slices (mainly to pass the time whilst our french toast was cooking) that let all the juices out of the fruit so they mingle together to form a tasty fruit syrup. Place your chopped fruit into a bowl with a few tablespoons of maple syrup and stir so the flavours combine and things get extra juicy.

Step Three.
After the four or five minutes soaking up all of that delicious creamy egg mixture you can place a pan on medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter. Once melted add the bread and fry until golden brown – about three minutes per side.

Step Four.
Once ready to serve simply pile high with fruit and any extra syrup, or even slice your toast horizontal and stuff them with the fruit and maybe a little extra whipped cream… because why not.

How do you like your french toast?

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  • Millie Robinson

    Sounds like the perfect sunday brunch option! x

  • Konstantina Antoniadou

    seems extra tasty! Giveaway

  • Sara Fleming

    This has made me so hungry, it looks incredible!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  • Angeline

    This looks sooo good, I love french toast! xx

  • Jasmine Harding

    This sounds so yummy!!! I love a good breafkast and this seems like the perfect one!

    Jazz |

  • Grandiose Days

    This sounds amazing! I’m practically drooling over those photos too. I love breakfast foods, but I’m usually up early and rushing out the door so it’s a bowl of porridge for on the go. I’m thinking I should make breakfast in bed on Sunday’s a new tradition…starting with the fruity French toast!
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

  • Maggie

    I absolutely love french toast! My mom makes if for me whenever I do not have early morning classes, and it makes me appreciate it so much! Your recipe sounds insanely yummy though, so I’m going to show her this and even try to make it myself!

  • Charlëy

    I really want to try this out I’ve never had French toast before and would love to try it. I like the idea of adding fruit as well

  • Isabelle McWilliam
  • Gemma Carey

    This looks so delicious!!!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Looks delicious! Will definitely have to give it a try at the weekend!

  • Konstantina Antoniadou
  • antos

    I used to love this blog now is dead :-(

  • Lissy

    Oh my this looks amazing! I’ll definitely have to give this a try.x

    Lissy |

  • Sara

    This looks delicious!