Sunday, August 28, 2011

Easy Blueberry French Toast

IMG_20110827_180543As I mentioned Wednesday, this was a back-to-school week for my children.

Everything seemed to go pretty well. Oh, I still have a few specific school supplies that I need to get (notebooks in specific colors for particular classes, etc. And wide packing tape? Not sure what’s going on in that high school health class…) but I’m feeling like the family is getting back into the swing of things.

I decided to make something sweet as a treat for my children for surviving RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]the first couple of days of school. And French toast is so easy! It tastes like more work went into it than it did.

Krista posted a delicious strawberry French toast a few weeks ago, Avery made an amazing gluten-free variety of French toast in July, and MJ had French toast as part of a delicious brunch in April. And now, here’s a quick and easy blueberry French toast.

Quick Blueberry French Toast

21 oz. can of blueberry pie filling
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 t vanilla
10 slices bread
2 T melted butter or margarine
1 T sugar
1/8 t ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 dish. Spoon pie filling into dish. Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla together. Dip sliced bread into egg mixture for about a minute. Place 2 rows of slightly overlapping bread on top of the pie filling. Brush top of the bread with melted butter, then sprinkle the tops with sugar and cinnamon. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.


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  1. YUM! I wished that I had a good bread for this - it would be perfect for a Sunday breakfast. I like that it is baked, too. YUM again.

  2. LOL - Make that "wish". Well, I guess it is correct. I "wished" for good bread a minute ago, and I "wish" for it still.

  3. Christi--I *had* a good bread, but my teenage son ate it! Which is why there's just plain white bread in the picture. :) But it tasted good anyway, so give it a go!

  4. Well that *is* easy ... and it looks delicious, too. I bet you could have fun with different breads and different pie fillings ... (cinnamon raisin bread with apple pie filling?). Great recipe, Elizabeth.

    And kudos to the kids for making it through the first week!

  5. The Nuns in my health class in the 60's would have used that packing tape to seal up the girl's knees... beyond that, I have no idea either.

    and fruit on French toast is GENIUS!!!

  6. Lucky family with such a great breakfast. Terrific start to the day and the school year, Elizabeth (Riley too)

  7. I agree with Dave. Blueberry pie for breakfast is a sweet way to celebrate getting through the first week of school.

    Have a lovely (hurricane-free) Sunday,
    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
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  8. Lovely. Blueberry french toast is great! I saw something like this with cream cheese added to the blueberries and thought yum. It was on my "next to try" list.


  9. I love french toast and just about anything sweet (and French!). Looks yummy!

  10. Wendy--Apple pie filling and cinnamon raisin bread would be SO good! Will be trying that next time.

    Inspired by eRecipeCards--I was wondering if the teacher was tying them to their desks! And...yep, it's pretty tasty. WAS pretty tasty. Because it's gone now. :)

    Mary Jane--Thanks! It's a sweet kick-off.

    Cleo--How is everything in NY?! Looks like y'all got a lot of water.

    Avery--Oh my goodness. Cream cheese would be delish with this.

    Sonia--This should fit the bill, then! Hope you'll enjoy. :)

  11. Elizabeth, we must be on the same wavelength because I made Blueberry French Toast for breakfast yesterday! I have to try your baked version. Yum!

    ~ Krista