1.13.2013

almond butter & berry french toast sandwiches

I made these french toast sandwiches for breakfast this morning and just could not wait to share the recipe. OMG! They're amazing. Even my boyfriend, who prefers something like bacon and eggs for breakfast over something sweet (and who claims to not like almond butter), LOVED this. So, I decided to pop on over to share the recipe real quick. Please make. You won't regret it.

Almond Butter & Berry French Toast Sandwiches
Adapted from Food and Wine Magazine



Ingredients
For 2 french toast sandwiches
-1.5 cups fresh blueberries (or blackberries or strawberries, or a mix; frozen could work too)
-2 tbsp sugar
-1/4 cup water
-2 eggs
-3/4 cup milk
-4 slices good quality white bread (this is important... plain old sandwich bread won't cut it)
-4 tbsp almond butter
-2 tbsp strawberry, blackberry, or other berry jam
-1 tbsp butter
-2 tbsp sliced almonds, for garnish


Directions
-Gather your ingredients.


The bread is the most important part - it needs to be hearty, good quality white bread. Maybe sourdough, or an artisan loaf like I used. I rarely eat white bread (more on that later), so man was I excited about this deliciousness:


Okay, next, make your berry sauce. To do this, combine your berries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.


Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let simmer while you prepare the rest of the recipe. Stir occasionally, crushing the berries and allowing the mixture to thicken. It should look something like this after about 10 minutes:


While this is happening, combine the eggs and milk in a baking dish. Whisk until combined.


Lay your bread slices out. Spread 2 of the slices evenly with about 2 tbsp of almond butter each. Spread the other 2 with about 1 tbsp of jam each.


Close the sandwiches. Heat a large griddle (a pan would work fine too, but you may have to cook each sandwich individually) over medium heat. Melt 1 tbsp of butter on the griddle. Dip the sandwiches, each side, into the egg mixture, pressing to soak. Lay on the griddle. 


Cook for about 4-5 minutes/side, or until golden brown. They should look something like this (oh, and please excuse my old dirty griddle):


Transfer sandwiches to a plate. Slice in half. Spoon a hearty scoop of your mixed berry sauce on top. Then, garnish with crushed or sliced almonds. Serve immediately. 


Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. yum yum yum - DELISH - I'm trying this next weekend!!! Glad to have you in the blogging world :)

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  2. yum!

    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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