French toast is one of my favourite breakfasts. It's so easy and can be eaten so many different ways depending on your mood. sweet or savoury, jam, maple syrup, fruit and cottage cheese, banana and Nutella. I could go on, and on...I love it with this chia jam as a dip, it's great for sharing and as a little brunch snack! I've never cooked french toast this way, cutting it into slices beforehand, but I'm doing this more, it's delicious, more eggy than usual, and just more fun to eat.
For the Chia Berry Jam You'll Need:
- 2 cups frozen berries
- 1 to 2 tablespoons sweetener (we used agave)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
1. In a small saucepan, add the frozen berries and cook on low until they thaw.
2. Once the fruit is thawed, turn the heat up to medium and cook for 5-10 minutes until it's syrupy. Stir often and mash the big chunks of fruit as you stir.
3. Remove from heat and add the sweetener and chia seeds. Mix well and let stand for 5 minutes.
4. Transfer into a jar if you're not eating it right away, it will last for about 2 weeks! It's soooo yummy on toast with almond butter.
*recipe adapted from thekitchn.com
For the French Toast Dippers You'll Need:
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- splash of vanilla
- pinch of nutmeg
- 3 pieces of bread sliced into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1. Add all the ingredients (other than the bread) in a mixing bowl, and whisk together until combined.
2. Heat a skillet on medium high and add about 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil. Once it's hot enough (test with a drop of water, once its sizzling it's ready)
3. Dip a piece of bread in the egg mixture, coating each side and place in the pan, cook for about 2 minutes once the edges are golden and crispy. Flip and cook the other side for another 2 minutes or so.
Serve immediately with the chia seed jam!