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Cinnamon French Toast with Warm Berry Compote

16 Mar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of bread (whatever bread you like e.g. wheat, rye, french baguette slices)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla in a medium-bowl then pour the mixture into a shallow dish.
  2. Put the tbsp of butter into a skillet at medium heat – don’t let it brown
  3. Dip one side of the slice of bread into the mixture and quickly flip it and soak the other side in the mixture
  4. Put the slice of bread into the the skillet – don’t move it or else you’ll rip the bread! Let it cook for about 2 minutes or take a peek under the slice and see if it’s golden brown
  5. Flip the slice of bread and repeat step 4
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for each slice of bread

Tip: Add cinnamon to your liking as you dip slices. It all tends to stick to the first few slices.

Warm Berry Compote

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  1. In a small sauce pan heat the berries, granulated sugar and water on medium-low heat
  2. Bring it to a bowl then reduce to a simmer for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add the salt and simmer for an additional 2 minutes
  4. Add the butter at the end to make the sauce glossy

Enjoy! :]

~Contributed by Damon McCullough 😀

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Simple Breakfast Smoothie

14 Mar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 4-5 ripe strawberries
  • 4 oz. chunk of tofu
  • 4 tbsp of plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup of soy milk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp of honey (optional)
  1. In a blender combine all of the ingredients above and blend until smooth. An occasional stirring to help the ingredients blend together better might be needed. 

Tofu is a great source of protein,with 10.1 grams in only 4 oz. I use to make this ahead of time before I went to work during the summer. I made it at night before bed and put it in ziploc container in the fridge, ready for me the next morning! It’s also a great post-work out smoothie as well with protein to help build muscles that would keep me full for at least a couple of hours before I start munching again.

A lot of the ingredients are flexible and swappable with others such as mangoes, blueberries, and cherries. Also, if you’re vegan, the yogurt can be omitted!

Enjoy!