french toast with stewed berries

French Toast with Stewed Berries

Serves 4

3 eggs

1/2 cup milk 

1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8 slices bread (I use and recommend Challah)
1 tablespoon butter  

2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries and blackberries.

Agave syrup or stevia to taste if berries are sour 
juice of half an orange 

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)

In a baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.  
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Dip bread in egg mixture to coat both sides, letting excess drip off. 
Heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook bread until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer toast to a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes. 
While french toast is cooking, place berries and  juice in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir occasionally and bring to a simmer. Cook until berries start to break up, about 10 minutes. Stir in agave or stevia until sweetened to your liking. Serve french toast with berries and sliced almonds. 

{note} Like my heart french toast? Simply use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes after the french toast has cooked.