Fruity French Toast: Morning breakfast!


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 4 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Powdered sugar for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) for a conventional oven or 325°F (165°C) for a convection oven.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  3. Take two slices of bread and lay them flat on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, make a horizontal slit in the middle of each slice to create a pocket.
  4. Stuff the pockets with the sliced strawberries and blueberries, making sure not to overstuff them.
  5. Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Dip the stuffed bread slices in the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
  7. Place the bread slices in the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Once both sides are golden brown, transfer the French toast to a baking sheet.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the filling is hot and the French toast is fully cooked.
  10. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and extra fruit on top if desired.

My thoughts on this recipe

I have to admit, I’m not typically a breakfast person. However, this French toast recipe is something I can definitely get behind, especially when I have friends or relatives visiting for brunch. It’s a great way to start the day and have something sweet and satisfying.

What I love about French toast is that it’s a bit of a blank slate. You can add all sorts of ingredients to make it unique and interesting. In this recipe, the strawberries and blueberries bring a wonderful sweetness and burst of flavor, while the nutmeg and cardamom add a hint of warmth and spice. It’s a perfect combination that I’m sure everyone will enjoy.

When making this recipe, I recommend using thick slices of bread that can hold up to the filling. Brioche or challah are excellent choices, but you can also use other types of bread as long as they are sturdy enough. The key is to soak the bread in the egg mixture long enough to fully absorb the flavors.

Overall, this French toast is a crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch dish that’s easy to make and sure to impress. Whether you’re hosting friends or family or just want to treat yourself, this recipe is definitely worth trying.

More French Toast resources:

  1. “Perfect French Toast” by Food Network:
  2. “Cinnamon Sugar French Toast” by Allrecipes:
  3. “The Surprisingly Ancient History of French Toast” by Smithsonian Magazine:
  4. “10 Best Brunch Cocktails for Any Occasion” by

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