A few weekends ago I was making french toast on the stove the normal way and something possessed me to start chopping it up into little pieces in the skillet… I don’t know, I was probably getting impatient with how slow it was cooking or something. I hate to admit but it was actually more enjoyable to eat because I didn’t have to work so hard to cut the french toast into bite-sized pieces .. it was already done!
It started to get me thinking – what are some other ways that you can make “french toast” using the same ingredients, but in a different form? I pulled out my little baking ramekins and this is what I came up with. Chopped up bread in french toast batter with frozen blueberries baked in.
Side note: If you don’t own any baking ramekins, go buy some immediately. I use them for all sorts of things, from making egg bakes to mini pumpkin pies to homemade flan and everything in between. So multi-purpose!
What will you need? (Makes 3 bakes)
3 baking ramekins (glass or ceramic)
3 cups chopped bread (I used 2 different kinds)
2 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup brown sugar
How do you make it?
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together your eggs, milk, vanilla extract and some cinnamon.
Add your bread chunks in and combine until all pieces are evenly coated.
Fill your ramekins about 2/3 full with bread and then add 1/3 cup blueberries to each one.
Add the remainder of your bread mixture and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on the top of each one. Adding sugar on top will make a nice, caramelized crisp when you bake it!
Pop in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the tops are nice and golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. You can serve this in a variety of ways!
Either plate the mixture and cover with some maple syrup…
Or, mix everything up with a fork and eat straight from the ramekin!