Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce

Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce

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4
25 min.
prep
40 min.
total
4 servings

Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce transforms a breakfast item into a dessert lover's dream.

Ingredients

  • FRENCH TOAST
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 loaf French bread (baquette)
  • CINNAMON VANILLA SAUCE
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries)
  • Powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream (optional)
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FOR FRENCH TOAST:
WHISK
together eggs, evaporated milk, butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt in a medium bowl. Slice 8 pieces of bread 1-inch thick on the diagonal to 6-inch lengths. Place bread in a flat-bottomed shallow dish. Pour egg mixture over bread and turn bread to coat evenly. Let soak for 2 minutes. Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 slices of the bread and cook on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread.

FOR CINNAMON VANILLA SAUCE:
COMBINE
sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon sticks in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and slightly thickens. Remove from heat and remove cinnamon sticks; stir in vanilla extract.

PLACE 2 slices of French toast on 4 warm plates. Arrange berries on top of each slice; spoon sauce over berries. Garnish with cinnamon, powdered sugar, ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.


MAPLE SYRUP VARIATION:
HEAT
1 pint fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries), 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup in small pan over low heat, stirring just until berries soften and let go of their juice. Garnish as above.

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Yum, yum, yum!

What a wonderful way to start a Saturday morning! This will disappear off of your family's plates! Add a side of protein, like sausage, bacon or eggs, to make this a balanced breakfast. Yummy!

- Adrienne Guarro from York, PA

We Loved it!

My husband was home today and we had this with a late breakfast and he ate half of mine also! Then asked if I knew how to make that why haven't we had it before. He loved it and so did I.

- Rachel Oliver from MOULTON, AL

Excellent!

I've been looking for a great french toast recipe...the kind that you get in a restaurant and have finally found it! I like a french toast that's not too eggy or overly sweet and this is perfect. My 5 yr old and 1year old devoured this one quickly.

- Lin from pittsburgh, PA

Absolutely Delicious

This french toast was absolutely delicious. The kids really enjoyed having it for dinner.

- CAROL MCDADE from STATEN ISLAND, NY

THAT'S SOME FRENCH TOAST

THIS IS SURE SOME FRENCH TOAST. THE VANILLA SAUCE IS TO DIE FOR.

- DAO ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 440
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Total Fat: 16g (25% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (40% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 245mg (82% of DV)
  • Sodium: 560mg (23% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 58g (19% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g (19% of DV)
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 120% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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