This is The Organic Kitchen “French Toast with Berries!”
Ooooh lala the French know how to do it right. Ninety percent of the time I juice for breakfast (click here to see my favorite juicing and blending recipes) Juicing helps one’s immune system stay top notch so I highly recommend that be your breakfast of choice! But for those rare occasions when a splurge is in order this French toast is perfect and healthy as far as French toast goes: whole grain bread, cottage cheese, berries and real maple syrup.
When it comes to french toast, it’s all about the bread. I use a thick and hearty flaxseed Ciabatta from Trader Joe’s or a nice artisan bread from Whole Foods Market. it’s best to use day old bread. Those of you that shy away from Gluten can use Udi’s brand gluten free bread, not quite as good as this bread but what can you do…. (Ps That is a serrated knife. It’s good for cutting bread, citrus and tomatoes)
The Recipe: The Organic Kitchen French Toast with Berries
2 slices hardy whole grain bread sliced 1/2 thick
2 T vanilla almond milk (learn to make my recipe here)
1/2 cup assorted fresh berries
1 T maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla paste, whisk together and warm
2 T organic cottage cheese
1 pat butter to top, and more for pan
Whisk together one egg and 2 T vanilla almond milk and, set aside. Heat pan on medium heat till hot, add butter to pan. When pan is hot and butter is melted, dip bread in egg/almond milk mixture and set in pan. Cook for about three minutes, till golden brown and then turn and cook other side till golden. One word of advice… don’t burn it. You can’t put a price on the kind of wisdom I share people.
Spoon organic cottage cheese on one slice of French toast and top with berries. Then place second slice of bread on top of that and drizzle with a mixture of 1 T real maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla paste. Real maple syrup is tapped from trees. I won’t name names but many popular ‘maple syrups’ are really artificially flavored and colored corn syrup (hint: one of them thinks she’s your aunt, the other is married to Mr. Buttersworth and they all live together in a Log Cabin) I always use Neilsen Massey vanilla paste instead of extract… trust me, it’s better! If you live in Valencia CA you can get it directly from me, if not click here and have it delivered to your door.
Melt a little butter on top and surround with more berries.
Fabulous and delicious! Your family will beg for more. You can order my cookbooks in hard cover or ebook here. Please leave a question or comment!
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