This dish is great for lazy mornings when you don't feel like standing at the stove. Egg-rich French toast bakes atop a mixture of sweetened berries.
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a 13 x 9- inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine milk, vanilla, egg whites, and egg in a large, shallow baking dish, stirring well with a whisk. Add bread, turning to coat. Let stand 5 minutes, turning bread occasionally. Arrange bread in a single layer over berries. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.
Made this for brunch this morning and it's a goodie! I cut the recipe in half and used all blueberries, because I had a lot of them. Used stale bread heels of varying whole grain breads that were hanging around in the fridge--Came out GREAT! It still made enough to feed 4 people even with the reciped halved. Served with sausage patties--what a tastey brunch! Easy and delicious--definitely recommend.
I'll be making this again. The blueberries, cinnamon and crunchy top set it apart from other recipes. I only used the 2 cups of blueberries, and used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 2 tsp cornstarch instead of 6 cups berries, 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 Tbsp cornstarch b/c that's what I had on hand. It was not runny or too sweet, though I see how with 6 cups of berries it would be. Great blueberry flavor and it just needs some sausage patties to complete the meal.
This recipe is a family favorite. Instead of french bread, we use a cinnamon raisin bread. We also cut the sugar in half. Never use strawberries in this recipe, however, or it will turn out runny. Any combination of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries seems to work.
I think this is delicous! Perfect for a fancy brunch. I did use 2 eggs and 3 egg whites, because I thought it was a little tough the first time I made it with only the 1 egg. It's a great way to get to eat fruit in the winter!
My husband and I thought this was wonderful, and the way I tweaked the recipe, it had a beautiful presentation, so would be impressive for company. We did not think it was too sweet, but I subbed half of the sugar with splenda, so don't know if that cut the sweetness a bit, I used 2C of all berries, baked for 25 min at 375 then 10 more at 425 for a crunchy crust on the top, and served it with a dallop of whipped cream. Excellent!
YUMMY...we had this for Christmas breakfast..it was great..it IS a little runny but we liked it that way and it is a little sweet..will reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup next time and try that...DEFINITELY a keeper! Served with sausage links...YUM.
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