Thursday, June 18, 2009

Here’s a Toast to the Toast With the Most!

  What’s one to do when on a hot summer night you don’t feel like whipping up a giant feast, firing up the grill, or slaving over a hot oven? Maybe instead of a traditional summer salad or typical “dinner fare” your feeling for something fruity and more towards a A.M. themed meal instead. Well if that sounds like you then you have come to the right place! =) If every meal could be breakfast I might just be the happiest girl in the world! What’s your favorite meal? I love waking up to the sun rising (yes, I am an early riser BTW, sleeping in for me in like…7 ha ha) and reading a good magazine well diving into my all time favorite breakfast bowl of puffed wheat+cheerios with sliced bananas and sliced cherries a la soymilk and a veggie omelet with ketchup! Gotta have some sweet and some salty ya know?!

So last night in the kitch, I turned back the meal clock and brought a fruity, fun breakfast treat that smelled heavenly, was easy peasy, and most importantly—delish! This was a recipe I thought up on my own to use things we had and then added one finishing touch of a delicious bread! I love shopping at the Bread Store—you can get loaves of bread for like 0.75 and they’re only a few days difference in the expiration date then from regular store shelves! Do you guys have bread stores or favorite discount food places you shop at?

  I started by picking up a loaf of Sara Lee Blueberry Crumble Bread.

  So I knew the theme had to be blueberries. By now, I had this recipe all worked out in my head, and let’s just say thankfully it turned out great to be a meal already requested again!

Fruity French Toast with Warm Blueberry Glaze

Serves:2 (can be doubled)

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 C milk (I used unsweetened Almond Breeze)
  • A drop of vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp of whipped cream cheese in the tub (I used reduced-fat)
  • 5 Tbsp of your choice fruit preserves (I used sugar-free strawberry)
  • 1/2 c of your preferred syrup
  • 4 slices bread (I used Sara Lee Blueberry Crumble)
  • 1 Tbsp butter (I used Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter FF)
  • 1/4 C fresh blueberries

Directions:

  • In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla and set near the stove. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and preserves; set aside.

  • Mix the blueberries into the syrup and warm the syrup mixture in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave on high for 1 minute.

  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over 2 bread slices. Top with the remaining 2 bread slices to make 2 sammies.

  • Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip the sammies in the egg mixture and cook in the skillet, turning once with a spatula, until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Serve with the warm syrup/blueberry sauce.

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    7 comments:

    Jenny said...

    i have never heard of that bread.. it sounds absolutely perf. for some french toast lovin'! beautiful dish, girl!

    tinyirishdancer said...

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, too! I wish I could have it 3 times a day. =]

    That french toast, chica, looks absolutely fabulous. I want to devour it. Right now. And I JUST ate breakfast.

    Hmm. I'm thinkin' french toast for dinner, now. You've inspired me! =D

    katecooks said...

    mmm that does look delicious!! the blueberry theme worked perfectly!

    pineapplegurl said...

    ughhh i wrote u a whole post and my computer freaked out... anyway this sounds and looks amazinggg i saved the recipe to my living cookbook because i will def be trying it out and i will let u know how it goes when i make it... your pure genious girlie!

    Meg said...

    Sorry I've been lacking with the comments - I absolutely love reading your posts and recipes, so after this comment I need to go catch myself up!

    That looks amazing, I love blueberries, and they're SO good when you pop em' right out of the freezer. But I'd love to try this french toast. Breakfast does NOT get much better with an addition of blueberries :)

    Love,
    Meg

    luckytastebuds said...

    holy COW that looks so good!!!

    PB Bananas said...

    Bread store? I think I've seen a Mrs. Baird's outlet around, but that's about it. I just pay full price at the grocery store, lol.

    I've been wanting to try to make my own french toast for a while, so thanks for posting! The blueberry glaze looks yummyyyyyyy. Bloobs are my fav fruit :)