Cinnamon-Vanilla Mini French Toast with Berries

I often think about the perfect morning “in.” You know, one that makes you feel like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music, sweeping through a meadow and singing about the glorious day because you got so much sleep.

Ahhh, sleep. My old friend.

A perfect morning in my book starts somewhere in the Caribbean. After a good 9-hour stretch of snoozing (ha!), I’d shrug at my alarm clock and tuck back into my cozy pillow and crisp white sheets. Once I finally decided to wake up to the tune of clacking dolphins (hey, a girl can dream… we’re in paradise here, people!), I’d slip into a fluffy robe and – oh! Who’s that? My hubby carrying in a tray of mimosas and a hot plate of tiny French toast… heavy on the berries.

With a sprinkle of powdered sugar and drizzle of maple syrup, there’s nothing more perfect for a dream breakfast than crispy, soft French toast. It’s even more delicious made mini!

Just slice up a skinny baguette and whisk a mixture of brown sugar, eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together in a shallow dish. Soak your slices for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side (that’s as long as I have patience for), then fry them ’til golden in a hot, buttery skillet.

Served in bed (no matter where you are) or just as a sweet breakfast in with someone special, it’s pretty close to perfect.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Cinnamon-Vanilla Mini French Toast with Berries

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 skinny French baguette, sliced into 1-inch pieces
3 large eggs
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cups milk
Vegetable oil or butter, for frying

For serving (optional):
Maple syrup
Fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, or your favorite)
Powdered sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:

In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and milk.

Place baguette pieces into the dish. Let soak up mixture for 5 minutes, flipping after 2 1/2 minutes to evenly coat. Repeat as necessary with leftover baguette pieces and egg mixture.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place a few baguette pieces at a time in the skillet and fry on both sides until golden brown. Continue with remaining pieces.

Serve with maple syrup, fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Bev Cooks

      

26 Responses to “Cinnamon-Vanilla Mini French Toast with Berries”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 1, 2014 @ 12:30 am

    Gorgeous French toast, love the berry topping!

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    Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs — August 1, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    This looks so delightful and would make the perfect start to my day!

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    Jules @ WoldItDown — August 1, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Forget about Ms. Andrew’s perfect morning – yours sound way better! With French toast on the side, mmmm ^ ^ I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead m’dear :) xx

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    andree-anne @ singly scrumptious — August 1, 2014 @ 4:50 am

    Oh! never thought of using baguettes to make french toast. What a great idea, I will definitely give that a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 1, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    This french toast looks dreamy!!! Love the mini pieces!

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    Tieghan — August 1, 2014 @ 7:21 am

    Such a pretty breakfast and I too love those berries!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 1, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    What a great idea! This is a perfect breakfast!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 1, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    Paradise sounds magical. I’ll take my paradise with a side of this French toast.

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    marcie — August 1, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    What a gorgeous plate of French toast, and pass the mimosas, please! I love this dream breakfast. :)

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    Angel Reyes — August 1, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    That’s exactly how I make them – well, I give them more time to soak, that’s the only difference. They turn out great every time.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — August 1, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    I would start warbling like Julie. I see myself eating this on my café set in the warm sun on my patio. I love French Toast.

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    Pam — August 1, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    My kids would LOVE this!

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    Gaby — August 1, 2014 @ 4:27 pm

    What a fantastic breakfast treat!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — August 1, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    mmmmm, these look wonderful! you totally have me craving French toast!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 1, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    This is so pretty. I love the idea of mini with all that beautiful fruit. Yum!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 1, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    GORGEOUUUUS!!! I love your idea of a perfect morning and how absolutely beautiful and delicious looking these mini french toasts are!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — August 2, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Definitely a perfect morning breakfast. And I love that they are mini and adorable!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — August 2, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    There’s nothing like a new baby to make you hallucinate about the Caribbean! Haha. I’ve so been there. Actually, I’m still tired (when does that end?). This French Toast looks so good, Georgia. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!

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    Ramona — August 3, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    This gorgeous plate of french toast would make anyone’s morning perfect.

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    Pat — August 3, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    That would be the start of a happy day! Great recipe! :)

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — August 3, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    aww, those mini pieces of french toast are just too cute! love the berry topping :)

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    Karen @ Lushious Eats — August 5, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    Oh this french toast looks so perfect! Yum!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — August 5, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

    i love these mini ones – those berries make it look even better.

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 7, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

    Way to make someone smile in the morning :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    TimedEating — August 14, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    Looks really beautiful and I made the recipe this morning so can say it tastes beautiful too!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 17, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    My kind of breakfast – including being in the Caribbean. :)

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