French toast is the perfect brunch meal. It can use up all of the old odds and ends of bread you have stashed away in the back corner of your freezer or cupboard and transform them into a sweet custardy delight. We put dual-cooking zones of Suvie to good use in the recipe by cooking a simple blueberry sauce on one side and the French toast on the other. You can substitute blueberries with any of your favorite frozen fruits or use a combination. This recipe is best when you schedule it the night before and have it ready in the morning so the bread has time to soak up all of the custard.
Cinnamon French Toast with Blueberry Sauce
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 8 slices sandwich bread
- ¼ cup granulated sugar, for topping
- ½ cup maple syrup (optional garnish)
- 1 lb frozen blueberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
1) In a large bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp melted butter, and 1 tbsp vanilla extract until smooth.
2) Stir in 1 cup milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp salt.
3) Cut the bread into small pieces (we made triangles, but you can cut into squares or simple up the bread with your hands) and place in a greased Suvie pan.
4) Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread and then press lightly to make sure the bread soaks up all the liquid.
5) In a small bowl combine ½ cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tbsp cornstarch. Place the blueberries in a second Suvie pan and stir in the sugar mixture.
6) Place blueberries in the top zone and the French toast in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings, and cook now or schedule.
Suvie Cook Settings
Bottom Zone: Slow Cook High for 1 hour and 30 minutes
7) After the cook, remove the French toast from Suvie. In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
8) Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar in an even layer over the French toast. Return the pan to Suvie and broil carefully for 5-7 minutes, rotating halfway through. Watch the pan very closely as the sugar can burn quickly.
9) Remove the blueberry sauce from the pan and stir to combine. After the broil, remove the French toast and divide between plates. Top with the blueberry sauce and maple syrup.
Note: If you would like to make this recipe in Suvie 1.0, insert pans into the top zones of Suvie, fill reservoir, and set to Slow Cook on High for 1 hour.
Nutritional Information per serving (6 servings per recipe): Calories 430, Total Fat 9 g, Total Carbohydrates 77g, Total Sodium 55mg, Total Protein 10g