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Easy Blueberry French Toast for a Crowd

For 30 years, I have been vegetarian and mostly vegan. I've learned to create tasty vegan recipes to appeal to my family of 7.

My son enjoying his french toast.

My son enjoying his french toast.

Easy and Healthy

You don't want to be cooking over a hot grill preparing a fat-saturated, low-nutrition breakfast for your overnight guests or family. What's the alternative? Cereal? How about baked blueberry French toast? It's low in fat, filling, quick, and full of healthy goodness.

If your guests are seeking more morning protein, compliment your meal by placing a bowl of nuts on the breakfast table and offering a glass of soy milk. This cholesterol-free meal is sure to put smiles on everyone's face.

Blueberries are Antioxidant Rich

Blueberries are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against free radicals and DNA damage. Among other things, antioxidants can help protect against skin aging, Alzheimer's, reduce inflammation, maintain sexual function, prevent hardening of the arteries, and reduce many other health risks. Generally, the deeper-colored fruit offers greater antioxidant protection. Berries have the greatest antioxidant powers, except for certain spices.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

8 slices

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, ripe, organic
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, nondairy
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, (optional)
  • 8 slices bread, whole grain
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen thawed
  • 4 tablespoons blueberry jelly, unsweetened, all fruit
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray oil a cookie sheet.
  2. Chop the bananas. Blend or mash the bananas with nondairy milk, cinnamon, flour, and sugar (opt.). Pour into a bowl. Quickly dip each slice of bread into your mixture, both sides. Place the bread on the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While baking, prepare the blueberry sauce. Mash a few berries with the berry jelly. Add the maple syrup to loosen the mixture. Stir. Gently stir in remaining berries.
  4. Set each piece of French Toast on a plate and top with the blueberry mixture.

Easy Healthy Breakfast Option

My son and I are gathering all of the ingredients.

My son and I are gathering all of the ingredients.

Comments

Beverly Jean (author) from Denton on May 16, 2017:

It seems to work very well.

Lena Durante from San Francisco Bay Area on May 16, 2017:

I adore the idea of adding bananas to the non-dairy milk. I bet the starch is a great replacement for the binding power of the egg in a traditional recipe.