Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast

Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
When you’re a little kid, bringing your mom breakfast in bed was the best way to begin the Mother’s Day celebrations. And as you grow older, somehow that tradition of breakfast in bed somehow turns into a leisurely Sunday brunch, complete with mimosas. No matter how you look at it, breakfast seems to go hand-in-hand with celebrating Mother’s Day. With my own menu for Mother’s Day in mind, I have been researching a few ways to update classic brunch items for this upcoming weekend. What I discovered was that there are several ways to put a spin on traditional French toast. Just be warned: Reading this post may lead to mouth-watering cravings…

Without further ado, here are five inspired ways to serve French toast at your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend:
Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast

  1. Baked Blueberry French Toast. 
    I love just about anything involving blueberries (especially when they are hand picked). So this recipe from Greedy Gourmand makes the cut in my book. You can even use leftover bread to make it, since it requires soaking and baking, which will make it moist and delicious. Click here for the recipe.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  2. Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. 
    French toast and cinnamon sugar are a match made in heaven. Baking your French toast into muffins is one of the best ways to serve this treat at a banquet-style brunch. Plus, pretty muffin papers will add a nice touch to your spread. Try recreating this recipe by The Urban Baker.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  3. Mini French Toast Sticks with Syrup. 
    This variation might be mini, but it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whip up French toast sticks, then serve them in little glasses of warm maple syrup when guests are ready to eat. The directions for making these are so easy too—just use your favorite French toast recipe, cut them into pieces and serve. If you don’t have a favorite recipe, try this one on for size: Baked French Toast Sticks.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  4. Peach & Cream Stuffed French Toast.
    If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried several different kinds of stuffed French toast. And while I do love strawberries and Nutella, this Peaches and Cream French Toast recipe felt fresh and unique to me. The stuffing calls for powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and fresh peaches. Yum.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  5. Baked French Toast in a Jar. 
    Baking this breakfast treat in a jar is perfect for an intimate Mother’s Day get-together. I love how this Baked Strawberry French Toast recipe calls for thinly sliced almonds to add a little crunch and decadent strawberry butter for dipping. Just bake it into oven-safe jars and serve warm.

Which of these French toast recipes will you try first?

Let me know in the comments. And tell me a bit about your Mother’s Day traditions too!

XO Lauren

Photo: Matchbox Kitchen, Greedy Gourmand, The Urban Baker, 7th House on the Left, My Recipes, Flickr
Categories: Dine, Lauren Conrad, Recipe Box
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