Friday, August 21, 2009

French Toast Bite Kebabs with Blueberry Sauce

This is a recipe from a cute cookbook called- Cooking Together from Williams Sonoma by Erin and Tatum Quon. I love any recipe that makes meals more fun and exciting and also really like getting my kids to help me in the kitchen.
This is a pretty basic french toast recipe, except for the fact that you cut your bread into cubes and can turn it into kebabs. Also there is a homemade blueberry sauce/syrup that goes along with this.
I followed the recipe pretty closely except that I use a whole wheat baguette for my bread. Next time I will definitely toast my bread cubes, as they didn't stay as firm as I would have liked.

I also did not cook the bites in butter. I just sprayed my skillet with cooking spray and had no problems getting them to brown up.

After you cook them, you toss the warm french toast cubes in cinnamon-sugar, which adds a little bit of sweetness and really takes away the need for any syrup, in my opinion.

My kids loved this breakfast. It was really a fun one to make and eat together.

French Toast Bites with Blueberry Sauce from Williams-Sonoma Cooking Together by Erin and Tatum Quon

1 pint blueberries
¾ cup maple syrup
2 Tbls sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk (I used low-fat)
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
6 slices country bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (I used a whole wheat baguette)
2 Tbls butter (I used cooking spray)

Combine the blueberries and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Set aside.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, milk, vanilla, and salt. Add the bread cubes and toss so that all sides are coated and egg mixture is soaked up.

Over medium heat, melt 1 Tbls butter and add half of coated bread cubes. Cook, until golden, turning on all sides.

Toss in cinnamon sugar.

Repeat with remaining bread cubes.

These can also be put on skewers with fruit and dipped in the sauce.



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14 comments:

Tracey said...

I love these! What a great idea and they're definitely very kid friendly :)

Kerstin said...

So cute and the blueberry sauce sounds delicious!

Meghan said...

These are soooo cute! Love them! The ones that aren't on skewers look like little chicken nuggets :)

Carrian said...

Love it!

Lauryn said...

What an adobale recipe!!! This looks AMAZING and so fun!! I def want to give this a try!

Karine said...

This looks to be a great way to enjoy french toast! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Joyce said...

Copied this and can't wait to make this for company. What a cute idea:)
Joyce

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks really cute!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh boy, I know who I'm sending this recipe link to. My daughter! The grandkids will LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing, Mary Ann!

A & W said...

this is such a cute idea, perfect for kids or for breakfast/brunch parties. thanks so much for sharing and lovely picture!
-whitney

Liesl said...

What a cute idea! I love it! It's a great adult meal too...I am still a kid at heart! :o)

Akila said...

Very cute idea. I can see how kids would love them.

Pamela said...

Hey Mare! Did you know you were a delicious link on The Kitchn??

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/slinks/potato-dominoes-and-french-toast-kebabs-delicious-links-for-82509-093782

Congrats!

esther said...

thank you for this idea! :) just tried it. had to bake the toast a bit so it would be drier, but overall it was great!