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Baked Blueberry French Toast

May 5, 2009 | Posted by admin

Mother’s Day usually means a day off for mom when it comes to housework and cleaning.  Many families take mom out to brunch.  It’s a great way to make the day special.  With family budgets tightening, making mom brunch at home is another great way to celebrate the day.  The following recipe is easy and can involve the kids.  Most of the work is done the night before and is quickly whipped up the next morning in just a short period of time.  Make this delicious French toast recipe as is and save any leftovers for the next day.  This will be an added treat for your favorite mother.

Baked Blueberry French Toast with Blueberry Syrup Recipe

1     baguette
5     large eggs
2-3/4     cups milk (can substitute skim milk)
1/2     tsp cinnamon
1     tsp vanilla
1     cup brown sugar, divided
1     cup pecans
1/2    stick + 1 tsp butter
2-1/2     cups fresh blueberries, divided

The night before serving, cut baguette into 1″ rounds (approx 18-20 pieces) and place in buttered 13 X 9 pan.  In large bowl whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and 3 /4 cup brown sugar.  Pour over sliced baguette, cover, and chill at least 8 hrs.

In the morning toast pecans on cookie sheet in 350* oven — about 6 minutes then toss in pan with 1 tsp butter.  While pecans are toasting cut 1/2 stick butter into pieces in small saucepan and heat with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar till butter is melted.   Increase oven to 400* – sprinkle 2 cups blueberries and pecans over bread mixture, drizzle butter and brown sugar mixture over blueberries and bake 20-25 minutes.

1/2     cup fresh blueberries
1/4     cup maple syrup
1    Tbsp FruitFast MixedBerry Liquid Fruit Supplement
1     tsp lemon juice

While toast is cooking place blueberries and syrup into small saucepan and cook about 5 minutes or until berries have burst (help them along by mashing them with a fork!). Press the berries through a sieve into small pitcher, pressing on solids, and add lemon juice and MixedBerry Liquid, stir to combine.  Pour over French toast.

Yield:  6-8 servings

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