Super-indulgent French Toast

Thursday 25 December 2014 by

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Now before I let you go and spend the day eating too much, watching TV and hanging around with family, I thought I would share a rather delicious gluten free French toast recipe. I love to serve this up for a spoil-yourself brunch, and what better day to indulge than Christmas day! There are a variety of toppings for French toast, but I particularly love a mixture of sweet and salty and combine maple syrup and cinnamon sugar with salty bacon. I’ve even added in some fresh strawberries and caramelised banana for anyone who wants to go all out. If it’s not your style, try with some honey, blueberries and natural yoghurt for a healthier take…

French toast, Christmas, Gluten free, Bacon, Strawberry, Banana, Maple syrup, Cinnamon sugar, Orange juice

You will need

  • Shallow bowl
  • Whisk
  • Frying pan

French toast, Christmas, Gluten free, Bacon, Strawberry, Banana, Maple syrup, Cinnamon sugar, Orange juice

Ingredients

  • 2-3 slices of white gluten free bread
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Drop of vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 rashers bacon (smoked or unsmoked depending on your preference)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Handful fresh berries (I love strawberries, but blueberries are a good alternative)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp butter

How to make it

French toast, Christmas, Gluten free, Bacon, Strawberry, Banana, Maple syrup, Cinnamon sugar, Orange juice

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla extract and then soak your bread in the mix until soaked through (but don’t leave it too long otherwise it will be too soggy).

French toast, Christmas, Gluten free, Bacon, Strawberry, Banana, Maple syrup, Cinnamon sugar, Orange juice

In the pan, melt half the butter, and then place your bread in the hot butter. Grill on both sides until golden brown. Fry your bacon in the same pan until crisped to your preference (try it extra crispy for best results).

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Meanwhile, in a pot, mix together your cinnamon and sugar. Once the toast and bacon is done, place to one side on a hot plate. Chop the banana, melt the rest of the butter in the pan, and then fry the banana until lightly caramelised.

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Serve it all up with chopped strawberries, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup. For even more indulgence, why not try a fizzy glass of Buck’s Fizz!

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Merry Christmas!

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