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When I made this for Kenya for the first time, the smell of cinnamon and the toasted bread cooking brought me right back to my childhood. Admittedly, my own mother did not whip up a lot of homemade breakfasts for us as kids, but when she did they were incredible.
I love french toast that’s rich and soaked first in cinnamon, vanilla, egg batter and then lightly sauteed with a tiny pat of butter. I’m all about health, but in my opinion, a little butter now and then is fine, especially when you’re making french toast.
But wait, you say. You can’t have french toast without a topping! Now, I love maple syrup as much as the next person and yes, it is a natural sweetener, but it also has 50 grams of sugar per serving which would send Kenya flying into orbit. Not only is the fruit topping for this recipe naturally sweet, it’s also super healthy, packed with vitamin C, bright and colorful. If berries are out of season, you could also use frozen ones. Since I only used a tablespoon of agave (low on the glycemic index) for the fruit sauce, your little one will get all the satisfaction of the sweet flavor without the sugar high.

Berry Sauce (makes 1/3 Cup)

1/2 Cup Mixed Berries (any mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries will work)
1 Tbsp Honey or Agave

1. Place berries and honey in a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Serve.

*Place in appropriate tupperware or ziploc bag and freeze.

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Cinnamon French Toast with Berry Sauce

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1/8 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread (4 slices if you use a more dense bread, 2 slices for a fluffy bread)
  • 1 2 Tsp Butter

Instructions 

    Nutrition

    Sodium: 430mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Cholesterol: 395mg | Calories: 380kcal | Fat: 21g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 26g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Is there a substitute I could use for the milk? Does rice or almond milk work? And, do you have an alternative to the wheat bread that is still tasty?

      Thank you.

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    3. Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes until nice and runny and the fruit is soft.

    4. Okay, so I haven’t actually tried the toasts but the berry syrup has become my go-to recipe for everything! Thanks again Weelicious!!! I make it with crepes, pancakes, waffles, and I add it to my 5 year old’s plain Greek yogurt. He is so excited when he stumbled upon a semi-crunchy strawberry! These days I always have a bag of organic berries in my freezer. We love that red yummy syrup!

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