Whole Grain French Toast with Fresh Berries

July 30th, 2012

Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet. Whole grains are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems. You can feel good about eating a breakfast made from hearty whole grain bread!


4 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground cardamom

8 slices of whole grain bread

Grade B maple syrup

Chopped walnuts

Fresh blueberries and blackberries (or any berry you have)


Preheat a griddle pan over medium heat. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Combine eggs, buttermilk, extracts and spices in a shallow bowl and whisk to combine. Coat griddle pan lightly with cooking spray. Dip one slice of bread into your egg mixture, coating on both sides. Drop onto your griddle pan and leave it for 3-5 minutes (or until it smells done and is golden brown). Flip the bread over and bake on the over side.

As each slice finishes, pop it into the warm oven. When you’re ready to eat, pile the slices onto plates, sprinkle with walnuts and berries and serve with maple syrup.


This recipe originally appeared on Awake at the Whisk. Reprinted with permission.

For more recipes featuring blueberries, check out:

Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese by Mom Foodie.

Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini by Two Peas & Their Pod.

Roasted Blueberry Coconut Quinoa Parfaits with Coconut Granola by Feastie.

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