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5.22.2011

Blueberry Croissant French Toast


   Today is my Kelsey's 8th birthday. I can't believe it! She was only 2 years old when her and Kale came into my life. It's amazing how fast she has grown up. I can remember Kelseys first day of preschool like it was yesterday, and now she'll be starting 3rd grade this year. Wow. So bittersweet. She has been such a blessing in my life. I have learned so many things from raising her. I am so proud to call her my daughter : )

   I wanted to make her a special birthday breakfast, so we had this Blueberry French Toast from the The Food Nanny's wonderful cookbook. I also made some turkey-bacon to go along with it. Kels loved it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet baby girl!!! : )



BLUEBERRY CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST
4-8 servings
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mik
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium or 8 small croissants, sliced lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


Directions:   Remove blueberries from freezer and allow to thaw on paper towels. (They dont need to be completely thaw)

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl beat the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt with a whisk until well blended. Place both halves of one croissant into the egg mixture and soak them without oversaturating. Allow excess batter to drip back into the bowl and then transfer the halves to a platter. Spread 1/4 cup of blueberries onto one half of the croissant. Top with other half and press down firmly. Repeat with the remaining croissants.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter, and the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add the filled croissants. Cook until browned, about 4-6 minutes. Turn them over and cook on other side until browned, or 4-6 minutes.

Transfer the cooked croissants onto a baking sheet. Place in 200 degree oven to keep warm while you make the blueberry sauce.

In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and let the mixture foam. Then add in remaining blueberries and syrup. Stir well and let simmer 4 minutes. Place the croissants on individual plates and quickly ladle the sauce over each croissant. Serve immediatley.

























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19 comments:

Mandy said...

These sound so delicious! Blueberries are my favorite so these have to be good.

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Mmm, blueberries are my favorite fruit. This looks amazing!

- Maggie

Siggy Spice said...

I love croissants! I can't believe how I never thought to use them as french toast...and those blueberries look AMAZING! Looks so fabulous Holly...YUM-UM-UM-UM-UMM!

Shari said...

all my favorite breakfasts foods in one! can't wait to try this!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Holly, this looks like a winner to me!

Tessa said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! I've never heard of using croissants as french toast, but this looks wonderful!

Bake-A-Holic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always nice to meet local bloggers! What area in Utah are you from?? I'm excited to browse all your tasty recipes and photos.

Muriel Miller said...

Hello heaven! These sound amazing! I am so gonna try these!

Lindsey R said...

Ooooo now this looks so yummy and I love how it calls for croissants instead of bread!

Val said...

I will be right over!!!!! YUMMY

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Hope she had a wonderful birthday! The french toast looks delicious!

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Kelsey! That's a wonderful start to a special day, the french toast looks absolutely yummy! Have a lovely week!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

Wow, that looks amazing. Stuffed with bluberries AND made into a grench toaste. What a great birthday breakfast.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Happy Birthday to your baby girl! What a fantastic looking birthday breakfast treat. I cannot wait to give this one a try.

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Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Happy Birthday to Kelsey! This is such a wonderful birthday treat for an 8 year old! You are a great mommy! Time flies so quickly when kids are small - thanks for reminding that to me. My son will turn 5 at the end of this month too. I should enjoy our time together!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

Yum...croissants and blueberries- two of my favorites! This sounds like a perfect weekend breakfast. :)

We Are Not Martha said...

What an incredible idea! And perfect for a celebratory breakfast :) Happy birthday to Kelsey!!

Sues

Nicki said...

Holly, this was awesome! My husband eats everything and always says, "It's good." so I never know what his favorites are or what he'd like to have again. This he RAVED about. He loved the sauce and the croissants. My kids love breakfast and they cleaned their plates. I can never add blueberries to their foods but they ate them in this dish! What a great special occassion breakfast. Thank you for sharing this. It was so beyond scrumptious, there are no words to describe it.