Blueberry French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. It only takes minutes, and you can toast it perfectly with a cast-iron reversible griddle.
The blueberry sauce makes it irresistible! If you want a great way to turn day-old bread into a delicious breakfast, this is it!
This recipe serves 4.
Ingredients for Blueberry French Toast
Ingredients for the bread
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup milk, heavy cream, half-and-half, or plant-based milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 large slices of your bread of choice: white, whole wheat, gluten-free, anything goes
- Dab of butter (for the grill)
Ingredients for the blueberry sauce
- 1 ½ cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 very ripe banana
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Optional serving ingredients
- Whipped or fresh liquid cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- Slivers of toasted almonds
- Sprinklings of caster sugar
- Drizzles of maple syrup
- Slices of fresh banana
- Make the blueberry sauce first by blending all ingredients. You can serve it room temperature, or you can warm it in a saucepan.
- For the French toast, in a shallow bowl, mix the flour and cinnamon. Add in the vanilla extract, milk, and the egg. Whisk well.
- Heat your griddle. Put the pat of butter on the grill: when it sizzles, it’s ready.
- Dip a slice of bread in the liquid mixture, making sure to coat both sides evenly, and put it onto the grill immediately (if you leave it in the batter, it will get soggy). Cook each piece over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Give the egg mixture a quick whisk in between slices so that the cinnamon stays mixed in (it tends to rise to the top). Repeat with the next piece till they’re all cooked.
- Top with the blueberry sauce, add any optional serving ingredients, and enjoy!
Note: If you are making a larger batch of Blueberry French Toast, you can keep slices warm on a baking tray in your oven on low heat.
Blueberry French Toast FAQs
What other kinds of bread can I use?
Brioche is also fantastic for blueberry French toast, as is ciabatta.
You don’t want your bread to be too soft, as it might fall apart once coated in the egg mixture. Some people use day-old bread, which also works very well.
Where does French toast come from?
French toast, also called ‘eggy bread’, ‘gypsy toast’, ‘Bombay toast’, and ‘German toast’, has an interesting history. People found a French toast recipe in a collection of Latin recipes dating back to the early 4th or 5th century.
Today the French often call it ‘pain perdu’, which means ‘lost bread’.
You can see pictures of what French toast can look like in different countries of the world here.
Is French toast always sweet?
Some eat French toast as a savory dish. Instead of being served with a sweet sauce, you can add a pinch of salt to the egg mixture, and serve your French toast with a savory sauce such as ketchup or an herb-based mayonnaise.
Can I freeze French toast?
You can freeze any leftover slices of French toast in a freezer container or bag, with each slice sandwiched between sheets of wax paper. Then when you fancy a slice of French toast, you can pop it in the microwave.
Can I make this French toast ahead of time?
You can make your blueberry French toast half an hour before, and keep it in an oven at 250 degrees F (not any longer, though, or your toast will dry out).
If you want to, you can prepare the batter up to a week ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator in a sealed container till you’re ready to make your toast.
How can I spice up my French toast?
You can double the cinnamon, add a pinch of nutmeg, or add a splash of Grand Marnier or rum to the egg mixture.
Do I have to add the flour?
You don’t need flour in the egg mixture, but flour is what makes your French toast fluffier than other recipes.
If you don’t have any flour to hand, you can dissolve ½ a tablespoon of cornstarch in a bit of warm water and add that instead. A pinch of baking powder works too.
How do I make sure my blueberry French toast isn’t too dry?
Be sure to use thin slices of bread. The thicker the piece, the drier the inside of your French toast.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blueberry French toast recipe! Happy eating!