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French Toast with Stewed Berries

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French Toast with Stewed Berries for a healthier and beautiful breakfast. 
French Toast with Stewed Berries
Healthy French Toast with Stewed Berries 

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Our weekday mornings are so hectic with packing lunches and getting kids dressed and out the door that on the weekends I like to make something a little more special with the family. That is... when I'm not running out the door for a run, getting out the door to church, heading to the pool... you get the idea. So basically this "special" breakfast has got to also be quick, doable with toddler on hip, and healthy. Replacing maple syrup with stewed berries is not only delicious and pretty, it eliminates most of the added sugar from this typically high calorie breakfast. 

Stewed berries are soft, warm, tangy and sweet. Not to mention high in antioxidants! Stewed berries add more nourishment to your french toast than a pat of butter and and a pour of maple syrup. 
 healthy french toast with stewed berries 
I think these would be so cute for Valentine's Day. Or any day! I am just smitten with this healthier French toast. 

French toast with stewed berries makes a healthier breakfast
My family loves french toast and this version with stewed berries and hearts is just so much fun. 

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French Toast with Stewed Berries

Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Published 01/23/2012
French Toast with Stewed Berries
Make beautiful, nutritious, and tasty french toast with stewed berries.


  • 3 eggs (or 3 flax eggs)
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices bread (gf if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries (I used raspberries and blackberries)
  • maple syrup or stevia to taste if berries are sour
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  2. Dip bread in egg mixture to coat both sides, letting excess drip off. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook bread until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer toast to a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. While french toast is cooking, place berries and juice in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir occasionally and bring to a simmer. Cook until berries start to break up, about 10 minutes. Stir in syrup or stevia until sweetened to your liking. Serve french toast with berries and sliced almonds. Like my heart french toast? Simply use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes after the french toast has cooked.
Yield: makes 10
Prep Time: 2 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 22 mins.
Tags: breakfast, brunch, french toast
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*Gluten Free option: Use GF bread.
*Vegan Option: use flax eggs and almond milk.
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