Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings

Description

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)

Directions

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.

Yum, yum, yum!

by A. Adrienne , York, PA on Apr. 2010

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!

We Loved it!

by R. Rachel , MOULTON, AL on Oct. 2007

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.

Excellent!

by L. , pittsburgh, PA on Feb. 2006

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.

Absolutely Delicious

by C. CAROL , STATEN ISLAND, NY on Feb. 2006

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

THAT'S SOME FRENCH TOAST

by D. DAO , MENTOR, OH on Mar. 2005

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

Delicious!!

by L. Laura , MARION, OH on Oct. 2004

This is an excellent recipe. Adults and children in my household all loved it!

breakfast

by B. BEVEANNE , , on Jul. 2004

we really liked this recipe although we had to substitute low carb and sugarfree ingredients in order to make it passable on our diet. this is an easy recipe that you can help your kids make without having to interfere, just supervise and they will be fine and it will taste great.

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by n. nancy , Dunkirk, NY on Nov. 2003

Wow! This is super. We all love French Toast for breakfast but this is almost better than chocolate. I tried it with peaches and it's also very good.

It is Delicious

by E. Elizabeth , Toa Alta, Puerto Rico on Nov. 2003

These French Toast are excellent and the vanilla syrup is great. All in the family loved it.