French Toast and Blackberries – Basic Recipe

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(basic recipe)


Here we have a delightful healthy breakfast of 100% whole grain French toast, syrup and blackberries.


This recipe consists of 8 ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of blackberries
  • Syrup of choice
  • 1 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices of regular size 100% whole grain bread

♥ Chef Ann’s Note: If you use really large or thick slices of bread you make need to increase the amount of your ingredients a bit.


Preparations before cooking
  • Start off with placing your blackberries in a small bowl of cold water. Allow them to soak for a few minutes and rinse them several times before placing them on a paper towel to dry.
  • In a medium size bowl pour your milk and add the eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Use a whisk to whip the ingredients well.
Cooking preparation
  • In a large skillet add enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan at medium high temperature.
  • Do not add your bread until your skillet is hot.
  • Now place your slices of bread in your mixture of liquid one slice at a time, making sure to coat both sides before placing in the skillet.
  • Allow each side to brown evenly before removing from skillet to a plate or platter.
Serving preparation
  • When all of your slices have browned, begin to slice vertically.
  • Depending on the size of your bread you may have 12-16 strips.

Preparation time: approximately 25 minutes Cooking time: 7-10 minutes Total time: up to 35 minutes Servings: 2-4

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♥ Chef Ann’s French Toast and Blackberries serving suggestion:

Plate with syrup on bottom, strips of French toast with perhaps a tad of butter and blueberries on top.

Related information

Wikipedia ‘French toast

“…blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, but other nutritional benefits include a very low sodium count and having only 62 calories to a cup.” Source: Huffington Post ‘Blackberry Facts: 10 Things You May Not Know About The Fruit’

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  1. Ivy Williams says:

    I really like the recipes, very simple , very precise, and very easy . Anybody should be able to follow them from the beginning to the end . I also like the nutritional facts . I will definitely be having this for breakfast.

    • Chef Ann says:

      Good evening Ivy, thank you for stopping by and joining me in my kitchen. Let me know how your breakfast turns out. Keep your eyes wide open for this next dish, It is “Simply Delicious”
      Your comment is much appreciated!

  2. Janis King says:

    Great Stuff!

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