My Favorite Breakfast ~ “French Toast with Berries”


The French know how to do food right. They take bread, which is already awesome and make it more awesome buy soaking it in eggs and cooking it in butter. Yes please! I add cottage cheese, berries and real maple syrup because, why not?
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The Bread:

When it comes to french toast, it’s all about the bread. I use a thick and hearty flaxseed Ciabatta  or a nice artisan bread for this recipe. 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)

Hearty French Toast with Berries

Let’s talk about syrup and 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 than extract! Click here and have it delivered to your door.

Hearty French Toast with Berries




Hearty French Toast with Berries


Melt a little butter on top and surround with more berries.

Hearty French Toast with Berries





The Recipe: The Organic Kitchen French Toast with Berries

My Favorite Breakfast ~ "French Toast with Berries"
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

The French know how to do food right. They take bread, which is already awesome and make it more awesome buy soaking it in eggs and cooking it in butter. Yes please! I add cottage cheese, berries and real maple syrup because, why not?

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, easy brunch recipe
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 2 slices hardy whole grain bread sliced 1/2 thick
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoon vanilla almond milk learn to make my recipe here
  • 1/2 cup assorted fresh berries
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 2 Tablespoons organic cottage cheese
  • 1 pat butter to top and more for pan
  1. Whisk together egg, vanilla and almond milk and, set aside.
  2. Whisk together vanilla and maple syrup
  3. Heat pan on medium heat till hot, add butter to pan.
  4. When pan is hot and butter is melted, dip bread in egg/almond milk mixture and set in pan.
  5. Cook for about three minutes, till golden brown and then turn and cook other side till golden.
  6. One word of advice... don't burn it. You can't put a price on the kind of wisdom I share people.
  7. Spoon organic cottage cheese on one slice of French toast and top with berries.
  8. Then place second slice of bread on top of that and drizzle with the syrup/vanilla paste mixture
  9. Top with a pat of butter, serve



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35 thoughts on “My Favorite Breakfast ~ “French Toast with Berries”

  1. That looks wonderful – have already made the pasta dish you taught us! Hope I win your cookbooks!

  2. Wow! This looks amazing and oh SO tasty! I would love to win your cookbooks so I can see the rest of your recipes! Thank you!

  3. Hi Linda, I have yet to make a recipe of yours that I haven’t loved thoroughly!!! Amazingly Deeelicious!
    I’m crossing all my fingers and toes for luck!

  4. My hubby would love this! I can’t wait to make it, and the other recipes in your cookbook. I hope I win! 🙂

  5. Mmmm, all your recipies look amazing! The pictures are making me hungry! Can’t wait to try one of your recipies in my kitchen 😉

  6. I really enjoy all of your recipes, but most of all, I love your classes as they’ve given me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and be successful (David agrees!)

  7. Mmm…. I love french toast! That looks delicious! I read a really good tip for french toast once that I always use—leave the bread out over night to dry out or toast it in the toaster before you put it in the egg mixture and then it doesn’t come out soggy! I bet that’s how french toast was originally invented—to use up dry bread. It’s just a theory I’ve been working on! ;0)

    • Amber that is an excellent tip for fluffy breads that would absorb the egg/almond milk mixture but this bread is so dense and hardy and I slice it so thick, it definitely does not get soggy!

  8. My birthday is on Monday and I was struggling whether or not to have Loi take me out for breakfast- French toast is my favorite and I wanted to indulge on my day. Then I remembered you had posted this and came over to check it out. I think I’ll go this route instead! It looks so good but also much healthier. Thanks Linda!

  9. I’ve been searching for healthy recipes for my grandchildren. And yours have really caught my eye. Thanks for all the tips and the recipes look delucious. I’m sending them in to my sin. Thank you so much. Thesee are so different for a change. 😊

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