French Toast with Blueberries & Pomegranate Syrup

Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods around. They are full of fiber and anti-oxidants – and vitamins K & C as well as manganese. So let’s join forces and celebrate these sweet little nuggets for National Blueberry Day!

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Maine is the leader for producing the most wild blueberries and the cultivated leader is Michigan (followed closely by Washington, Oregon and Georgia). The leader changes every year. Last year my home state, Oregon, held the record for most berries produced.

But regardless of where they came from, they are delicious little morsels that are good with almost anything, sweet or savory.  Here we have gone with the sweet…

blueberries and french toast

Here’s How to Do it:

Start by mixing up the eggs and milk. In a shallow bowl add 1 Tablespoon of the sugar, the eggs, cinnamon, cardamom and milk. Whisk it all together until frothy.

french toast

Mix the remaining sugar with the berries, then set aside.

sugared blueberries

Dip the bread into the egg mixture and let it sit for about 1 – 2 minutes.

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet on medium heat.

Lay the bread gently into the hot butter and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side,

or until the bread is brown and crispy, but custardy in the middle.

Move to a plate and heap on some blueberries and syrup. Garnish with mint leaves.

blueberries and french toast

Serve hot!

blueberries and french toast

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blueberries and french toast

French Toast with Blueberries and Pomegranate Syrup

A deliciously rich and custardy brunch dish. And easy to make too.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cup milk or half and half
  • 3 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 8 thick slices white bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh or frozen (no sugar) blueberries
  • Pomegranate syrup
  • mint leaves to garnish
  1. Start by mixing up the eggs and milk.

    In a shallow bowl add 1 Tablespoon of the sugar, the eggs, cinnamon, cardamom and milk. Whisk it all together until frothy.

  2. Mix the remaining sugar with the berries. Set aside.

  3. Dip the bread into the egg mixture and let it sit for about 1 – 2 minutes.

  4. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet on medium heat.

  5. Lay the bread gently into the hot butter and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the bread is brown and crispy, but custardy in the middle.

  6. Move to a plate and heap on some blueberries and syrup. Garnish with mint leaves.

  7. Serve hot!

blueberries and french toast

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Have a lot of blueberries? Try these blueberry oatmeal muffins – and they freeze nicely too!

blueberry muffins

Now you have some ideas – go out and grab some fresh blueberries while they’re still in season! They’ll be gone before you know it!