This easy-to-make lemon blueberry French toast is a perfect brunch treat made with slices of bread soaked in custard and then fried until golden brown. This recipe comes together so quickly with minimal kitchen staples!
About This Recipe
Lemon blueberry French toast is a perfect brunch dish that combines the sweet flavor of blueberries with a bright and citrusy touch of lemon. Thick slices of bread are soaked in an egg and milk mixture that is flavored with lemon zest and vanilla extract, then cooked until golden brown. And at the end, this delicious breakfast is served with blueberry sauce. The blueberry sauce adds a burst of sweetness to these lemon-flavored French toasts.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Delicious and flavorful: The combination of sweet blueberry sauce and zingy lemons gives a flavorful twist to the classic French toast.
- Easy to make: Lemon blueberry French toast is an easy and fun breakfast perfect for special occasions.
- Customizable: This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit your preferences. You can change the type of bread and toppings.
What You Need to Make Lemon Blueberry French Toast
- Bread: What kind of bread should be used for French toast? I mostly use baguettes, challah, and brioche.
- Blueberry sauce: Blueberry sauce can be a delicious addition to French toast. The sweet and slightly tart flavor of blueberry sauce pairs well with the rich and custardy French toast.
- Milk: Generally, any type of milk will work, but whole milk is the best choice as it creates a richer custard. You can also use a combination of milk and half-and-half to have a richer and creamier custard.
- Eggs: Eggs add fat and moisture to the French toast.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
- Granulated sugar: Gives a hint of sweetness.
- Butter: Use butter to grill bread slices.
- Lemon juice: Adding lemon juice adds a pop of tartness to the French toast.
- Lemon zest: A bit of lemon zest adds fresh flavor to the French toast.
How to Make Lemon Blueberry French Toast
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract lemon zest, and lemon juice.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until melted.
- Dip a slice of bread in the egg-milk mixture making sure all sides are covered.
- Cook until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve your breakfast French toast with a drizzle of blueberry sauce and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Can I Use Different Types of Bread for This Recipe?
Yes. It is recommended to use bread that is thickly cut and can hold its shape after soaking in the custard.
What Should I Do to Make French Toast Crispy?
Use bread that is one day past its production date. Fresh bread is not suitable for making French toast because it crumbles. French toast ends up soggy when the bread soaks up too much of the egg and milk mixture. Soak the bread in the mixture for a couple of seconds per side.
How Do You Store French Toast?
French toast can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Let the French toast cool completely, then place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Drizzle the blueberry sauce just before serving.
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- 6 slices thick bread
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup blueberry sauce
In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract lemon zest, and lemon juice.
Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until melted.
Dip a slice of bread in the egg-milk mixture making sure all sides are covered.
Cook until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.
Serve your breakfast French toast with a drizzle of blueberry sauce and a dusting of powdered sugar.