Fathers Day Breakfast ~ Cinnamon French Toast topped with Fresh Berries
Delicious cinnamon french toast with a slightly crisp outside and fluffy middle, topped with maple and fresh berries– A perfect treat for Dad to wake up to on Father’s Day! Made with just a few simple ingredients and done in under 25 minutes!
• 4 slices bread of your choice (brioche, challah or baguette are the best options)
• 2 eggs
• 3/4 cup milk whole milk
• 1 Tbsp sugar
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or paste
• 1/4 tsp lemon extract or almond extract, or a little lemon/orange zest
• 1 Tbsp butter for frying, or ghee or coconut oilToppings
• 1 punnet of Strawberries or Raspberries
• 1 punnet of Blueberries
• icing sugar to decorate (optional)
• maple syrup to drizzle (optional)
Prepare the batter
1. In a large shallow dish (large enough to lay the pieces of bread into), whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, and seasonings.
Alternatively, you can mix the spices and sugar first before adding to the egg mixture and this may help them distribute more evenly.
2. Whisk (or mix with a fork) the mixture until it is thoroughly combined with no large bits of egg white visible.
Prepare the pan and bread
3. Heat a large skillet with a little butter (or ghee or coconut oil) over medium heat. Make sure not to use too high heat or the outside of the french toast will cook while the middle remains soggy/raw.
4. When the pan is almost ready, soak the first slice of bread (or multiple slices based on the size of your dish and pan). Dip the bread into the egg mixture for around 15-20 seconds per side (up to 30 seconds depending on the thickness).
Pan-fry the French Toast
5. As soon as the bread is soaked, transfer it to the preheated pan. I like to cook as many as I can fit in my pan – sometimes it’s multiple pieces (like 3 or 4), sometimes, it’s just one.
6. Fry the french toast until golden brown on the bottom side and then flip over and fry for a few minutes furthers (around 3-4 minutes per side usually, but this can vary slightly).
Make sure to keep a good “assembly line” going, soaking the next piece of bread when there’s around one minute left of the current one that’s frying. Repeat until all of the egg mixture has been used.
7. Serve the French toast up with the toppings of your choice. Some suggestions are; Berries, Maple syrup, or just a little powdered sugar.
Happy Father’s Day!