French Toast with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

We've all heard of blueberry pancakes but how about blueberry French toast? A simple stovetop syrup of blueberries, butter, and maple syrup make a delectable topping for a breakfast of warm French toast.


  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 tablespoons Chambord or other berry liqueur, optional

  • Coarse salt

  • 1 loaf challah bread (about 8 ounces), cut into 1-inch slices

  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • ½ cups grade A maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. In a large shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, liqueur, and a large pinch of salt. Add 4 slices of bread in a single layer, turning to coat, soaking about 1 minute per side.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lift bread from egg mixture, allowing excess to drain off. Cook, undisturbed, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until golden, 4 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a wire rack. Soak and cook remaining slices of bread. Place French toast in oven to keep warm. Reserve skillet.

  4. Return skillet to medium-high heat; melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add blueberries, maple syrup, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Boil until thickened slightly and berries start to burst, about 5 minutes. Serve warm with French toast.

    Mike Krautter
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