Baked Blueberry French Toast

IC-Friendly Recipe adapted from: icedietblog.wordpress.com

Ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil

6 cups (9 slices) whole wheat bread (GF if needed)

1 1/2 cups lowfat milk

6 eggs

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1 1/4 tsp lemon zest (grated peel)

1 tsp pure vanilla or almond extract

1 tsp ground ginger or cinnamon (if tolerated)

pinch of salt

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (or raspberries or blackberries)

1/2 cup slivered almonds


Berry Sauce:

2 cups frozen or fresh berries

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp ground ginger or cinnamon (if tolerated)

pinch of salt


Directions:

1. Coat a 9×9 inch baking dish with coconut oil. Add cubed bread.

2. In a bowl beat milk, eggs, syrup, zest, extract, spice and salt until frothy.

3. Pour berries on over bread then pour egg/milk mixture on top.

4. Press berries and bread down with a fork.

5. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.

6. Top with slivered almonds and bake in 350 degree preheated oven on the middle rack for 45 minutes until top is golden brown.

7. Remove from oven, cool and slice into 6 servings.


To make sauce:

1. Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet.

2. Add berries and stir for 3 minutes. Add syrup, zest, spice and salt.

3. Stir 5 more minutes until thickened.

4. To serve, pour 1/4 cup sauce over each serving



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