One of the things I’ve been craving lately is french toast. It’s just delicious. That’s all there is to it. Initially, when thinking about Ethan’s birthday weekend, I figured we could make french toast as a special treat. But lo and behold, when I went to make it, I used ingredients made without sugar, and we didn’t add any to our meal. Ethan loved it, Tyler loved it, and it was perfect for me. Hope for special breakfasts + delicious food + no added sugar = Heavenly Melissa.
I used sourdough bread, which is delicious, and some versions are made without sugar. Check the ingredient list before you buy. I bought mine from Trader Joe’s, but my favorite sourdough treat is bread from Duke’s Bread in Charlotte. I could also make my own, which has happened previously and may happen in the next few months. I’m on a baby bread hiatus.
Blueberry French Toast
- Sourdough bread, sliced
- Eggs (1 per slice of bread)
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/8 tsp(per slice) + 1 tsp. cinnamon(optional)
- Spray Oil (I used coconut)
- 1.5 c. blueberries, washed
- 1/2 c. water
- In a flat pan, whisk together 1 egg, a dash of milk, and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Soak both sides of 1 slice of sourdough bread while you heat up a frying pan or griddle to medium heat.
- Start the blueberry sauce by bringing the blueberries and water to a boil. Keep them at a low boil and stir occasionally
- Spray the flying pan/griddle with oil and cook soaked slice of bread until browned on both sides. You may want to turn the heat down if the bread gets done too quickly but still feels smushy.
- While the slice of french toast is cooking, start another piece of bread soaking in another egg, dash of milk, and cinnamon. Repeat process until you have enough french toast.
- Back to the blueberry sauce. Allow it to cook down to a nice thick sauce. Take it off the heat, or keep it on low if you’re not done cooking the french toast, and add the teaspoon of cinnamon to the sauce. This is optional because not everyone loves cinnamon as much as I do.
- Plate it up and enjoy!
And in case you want me to ruin your fall, here is a nice dissection of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. We definitely won’t be having one of those this season (over 50g of sugar in a grande!!!), but we will be visiting Not Just Coffee for one of their handmade Fall Lattes without sugar almost every Saturday morning for a date. I’m honestly bummed about the PSL seeing how I wrote a whole blog post about my love for the Pumpkin Spice Latte and how Starbucks is taking over everything. Happy Fall Everyone! It’s just around the corner.