Sunday, August 3, 2008

Peach and Blackberry or Blueberry French Toast Bake, you choose

When I was thumbing through this cookbook (The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger), there were 4 recipes that stuck out as ones that I had to try. This was the first one. I love pictures in cookbooks and that is usually what makes me want to try a certain recipe. This was a great make ahead breakfast. I doubled it and made two pans, topping each one with a different kind of berry.
Peach and Blackberry or Blueberry French Toast Bake adapted from Ellie Krieger's The Food you Crave

1 /2 loaf french bread, at least 2 days old
4 large eggs
4 large egg whites
1 cup skim milk
splash of half and half
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed
a handful of blackberries or bluberries, or both
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
pure maple syrup

Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cut the french bread into 1/2 inch slices and arrange in a single layer in the pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together whole eggs, egg whites, milk, half and half, and the vanilla. Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the pan. Layer the peach slices evenly over the bread. Sprinkle evenly with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Uncover and bake until it is slightly puffy, and the bread is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Top with maple syrup.


Jenny said...

Hmmmm, can I choose all 3 together? This looks so good, I'd love some for breakfast tomorrow!

Marie Rayner said...

This looks really good Maryanne! I know I shouldn't be this way, but cookbooks without pictures are so un-interesting! I do have plenty without photos and they have some real gems in them, but the ones with pictures are so much more fun to read!

marae said...

oh my...that french toast looks AMAZING...!!! pls send me some. :)

Kelley said...

Oh my goodness! That looks amazing. By the way, the galette was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I was searching "Google Images" for a yummy brunch dish - "Stuffed Blueberry French Toast" and was drawn to your site because of the pictures that you posted - and I've decided to try your French Toast Bake for my upcoming brunch with the gals! Lifesaver - Thanks
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