This is the way they do French toast in New England; take one bite and you'll see why.Straight from New England, this recipe will be a hit at any holiday brunch. Using vanilla extract and cinnamon will give you plenty of flavor without the added fat of butter.


Credit: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Sara Slavin

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10 mins
16 mins
26 mins
8 servings (serving size: 1 piece of French toast and about 1/3 cup warm blueberry sauce)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to lowest setting (about 200°).

  • Place a large, shallow baking dish in oven to warm.

  • Combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until the mixture is well blended. Place 2 slices whole wheat bread in batter, and soak for 2 minutes.

  • Heat a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Melt butter or heat oil in skillet, swirling pan to spread it around. Lift bread slices out of batter, letting them drain slightly, and place bread in skillet. Cook until golden, flipping once (about 2-3 minutes on each side). Transfer toast to the warm baking dish in the oven. Repeat the procedure with remaining bread slices. Serve hot with warm blueberry sauce spooned on top. Garnish with additional blueberries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 111mg; iron 2mg; sodium 237mg; calcium 93mg.