What better way to start a Sunday morning than by serving delicious french toast to those you love most? OMG what a cute rhyme! I didn’t even plan for that…
This past Sunday morning I whipped up some french toast with a delicious twist. Instead of using maple syrup, I created my own strawberry maple syrup topping- and it was not only awesome- but so easy.
Begin by dicing up some strawberries. Next, heat a small sauce pan and add some butter. Add the chopped strawberries, some sugar, a touch of cinnamon and mix. Let it melt down for a few minutes over low heat and add a few tablespoons of maple syrup. Mix once again and then begin on the french toast.
I used cinnamon swirl bread for this one. This is one of my favorite types of bread to use for french toast because it adds a little something extra- the burst of cinnamon in the french toast is wonderful.
Prepare an egg wash for the french toast using egg, milk, a drop of half and half, vanilla extract and cinnamon. You can use a different type of extract if you prefer but I like vanilla with this one :). Whisk it together and dip each side of the bread into the wash.
Make sure the skillet has been heating up and is hot before you add the toast. Butter the skillet.
Wait until the toast is nicely browned on each side. Meanwhile- give the strawberries a nice stir.
Plate the toast and pour strawberries over. You can serve this with butter and whipped cream if you really want to indulge! Ya only live once…
Frankie and I split the first serving. It was done in a matter of seconds…
One of the zillion reasons why I love him so much….
Strawberry French Toast
About 6 Servings
For the Strawberry topping:
- 2 c. diced strawberries
- 2 tbs. butter
- 2 tbs. sugar
- 2 tbs. maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
For the French Toast:
- Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbs. milk
- 1 drop of half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of cinnamon
- Butter to grease skillet
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the strawberries and sugar. Mix. Lower the heat and add the maple syrup, salt and cinnamon (lemon juice if desired).
Meanwhile begin whisking the eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla and cinnamon for the french toast. Dip each slice of bread in the wash and place on buttered, hot skillet. Cook until a light golden brown color on each side. Pour strawberry mixture over the toast and serve hot. Add whipped cream and butter if desired before serving.