Blueberry French Toast Sandwich


French toast sandwich with berriesBreakfast is the most important meal of the day. I mean it should be. I mean we need to make it an important meal. And by important I mean eating a healthy breakfast. Since mornings are usually busy for us especially on weekdays (and I suspect for most families too),  of late I am trying to incorporate fruits wherever possible. A mixed fruit smoothie is something I make most mornings now using a mix of fresh and frozen fruits. It hardly takes more than 10 minutes including clean up of the blender. Btw, I love my new smoothie blender – Ninja Master Prep it was one of the cheapest ones that I found on amazon but I am so glad I got it.  I chose it mainly because it seemed easy and light to handle. And that is a very important thing for me now because of my arthritis.

Last weekend while making french toast, I was going to make a smoothie as usual to accompany it when I suddenly thought of something. Why not add the fruits into the French toast? So I decided to make a French toast sandwich with a blueberry jelly in the middle. I rustled up a quick blueberry jelly using frozen blueberries. The kids just loved this blueberry French toast sandwich! I am guessing this one is going to be a keeper now and I am already thinking of all other variations that I can do here!

Blueberry french toast sandwich

Linking to Throwback Thursday and Fiesta Friday this week. This week  Margy @ La Petite Casserole and Linda @ La Petite Paniere are co-hosting Fiesta Friday.

Blueberry French Toast Sandwich

  • Servings: Serves 2(4 half sandwiches)
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

For the blueberry jelly:

  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp water

2 eggs

1 cup milk

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

about 2 tbsp butter (for pan frying the bread)

4 Whole grain bread slices (I used Oat bran)

powdered sugar for dusting and extra berries for serving

Method:

In a small cooking pot, add the blueberries with the water, sugar and salt. Heat on medium flame for about 5-7 minutes until the berries turn soft and mushy. Turn heat to low and add the corn starch mixed with water to this and keep stirring on low heat until you get a jelly like consistency. – About 2-3 minutes. Turn heat off and keep aside.

In a small mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla and whisk welt form a smooth mixture.

Heat a frying pan. Turn heat to medium and Add a dab of butter.

Dip a slice of bread into the milk egg mixture using your hands making sure to get the mixture coated on both sides of the bread. Place this slice of bread immediately on the heated pan with the butter.  Now, place about 2 tbsp of jelly on the bread slice and spread it using a spoon to cover the slice fully. Now dip another slice in the egg milk mixture and place that slice over the slice with the jelly (to make a sandwich on the pan). Let the bottom slice cook for 1 more minute and then carefully flip the whole sandwich to cook onto the other side for about 1 more minute until golden brown. remove sandwich from pan into a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar and serve with extra berries on top!

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20 thoughts on “Blueberry French Toast Sandwich

  1. I bet the kids do love this! And you’re right that a lot of the old glass blenders are so heavy (and have parts that get stuck and are hard to unscrew) I just got one of the ninjas and so far I’m liking it a lot! Plus it just looks really important on my counter, lol!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

    1. Mollie, the one I got has the name NinjaPrep and I don’t think to belongs to the Ninja brand because it was dirt cheap – i paid something like $30 for it! But I absolutely love it! I am sure your Ninja one is also very good!

      1. Mine was a little more, but you know me, I’m a little cheap and I’m wondering if I overpaid, lol!!!! $79.00….My sister though has one of those top of the line Vitamix blenders – I’m like OMG!!!! It’s mind boggling! For that price it should drive you to the store, carry in your food and then mix it for you!

        1. lol! I absolutely agree Mollie. I am like you – very cheap 🙂 Why pay a ridiculous price when you can get the same work done with a cheaper one! 🙂

    1. yeah I sure am the sneaky mom. But in this case my efforts were well-appreciated by the kids! I have already made it twice in the past 7 days! 🙂

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