Blackberry Lime French Toast

Blackberry Lime French Toast {Apartment 302}

This recipe is truly my own.  It is a result of having a lonely container of blackberries sulking in the back of the fridge for a week and a ciabatta loaf petrifying on the counter.  It also turned out to be the perfect hangover cure and the end to a surprisingly amazing weekend.  This is definitely a recipe for a lazy sunday!

Blackberry Lime French Toast

Serves 2

French Toast:

  • 2 eggs
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Zest of half a lime
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 slices of bread, day old baguette (I used a ciabatta loaf, about a dozen small slices)
  • Butter or cooking spray for the pan

Blackberry-Lime Topping:

  • 1 cup blackberries, washed
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
  1. Mix eggs, lime juice, vanilla, sugar, lime zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a shallow dish.
  2. Heat buter or cooking spray in a skillet until hot.
  3. Slice up bread and soak briefly in egg mixture, coating both sides well.  (My bread was pretty stale and dried out so I let it soak for a couple minutes on each side).
  4. Cook french toast in the hot skillet until golden brown , about 2-3 minutes.  Flip slices and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove french toast slices and set aside.  Carefully wipe skillet out with a clean rag or paper towel and add more butter or cooking spray.  Repeat with remaining french toast.
  6. For Blackberry-Lime Topping:  Mash blackberries, sugar, lime juice and zest with a fork until juicy and slightly chunky.  Add more sugar or lime juice to taste.
  7. To serve, place French Toast slices on a plate, spoon Blackberry-Lime Topping generously over French Toast.  Add a dollop of whipping cream (or four) if desired.  Enjoy!
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