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Lemon French toast with fresh strawberries

 In Breakfast, Recipes, Vegetarian

Lemon French toast with strawberries

Just imagine. You sit down for breakfast. In front of you is a stack of the most mouth-watering French toast you’ve ever laid your eyes on. You cut through the syrupy, fresh strawberries into the crisp, eggy bread. The interior is soft and custardy and just perfect. You lift your fork to your mouth and the juicy strawberries are the first thing you taste followed by delicious French toast and a subtle hint of lemon. Are you drooling yet? And if you’re not, are you even human?

Lemon French toast with strawberries

I have been a fan of French toast all my love. We used to call it “Eggy bread” when I was little and I would eat it with syrup and grated cheese (don’t judge until you’ve tried it). A friend of mine used to cover hers in ketchup (this one you’re allowed to judge) and another would sprinkle hers with brown sugar. And as is often the case, the twins love it just as much which excites me because Aidan can not stand anything with egg in it.

Lemon French toast with strawberries

Anyway, these just scream Summer to me and since we are experiencing colder and colder weather every day, I sometimes need to pretend  it’s warm outside by cooking something that reminds me of days spent in the sun. I don’t often use strawberries in winter because they are obviously not in season then and are often very expensive and not deliciously juicy but these were and that’s why I used them. If you want you could replace them with any berry of your choice or slices of fresh banana. The lemon in the egg mixture adds a lovely pop of brightness and works so well with the rich, creamy French toast. Just the perfect breakfast. Do you love French toast? And how do you eat it?

Lemon French toast with strawberries


Lemon French toast with fresh strawberries
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Recipe type: French Toast, Breakfast,
Serves: 2-4
  • 4 slices thick bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 small punnet strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • maple syrup, to serve
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and lemon zest.
  2. Soak the bread in the egg mixture.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add a knob of butter/splash of oil.
  4. Fry the bread for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.
  5. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a separate bowl and set aside.
  6. When the French toast is cooked, serve with the strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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  • Alida Ryder

    It really is. Quite decadent too!

  • Alida Ryder

    Nasheta, we also had it with tomato sauce often but I promise this syrupy version is just to die for!

  • Nasheta

    We grew up eating it with tomato sauce – and now so do my kids. I have never tried it with syrup but now that I’m drooling at your pics, I will have to give this a try 🙂

  • Joyti

    OMG, this looks really awesome and like the bestest french toast – really decadent and delish!

    • Alida Ryder

      It really is! 🙂 Such a nice treat over a weekend.

  • Alida Ryder

    French toast with beetroot sounds peculiar but I can imagine it can be delicious!

  • Bianca Moulder

    I cannot wait to try this, thanks you. Ps… my husband loves french toast with beetroot. Its actually quite yummy, I like mine with syrup.

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This looks so so so so SO good and these pictures are a work of art in themselves 🙂

  • Reply

    My oh my this looks super delicious.

  • Alida Ryder

    Heidi, I prefer to think of French Toast as calorie-less. Especially when I add whipped cream as a topping…

  • Pang

    This sounds & looks SOOOOO delicious. I do love your idea of adding lemon zest in it.
    I guarantee that I am human because I am drooling while looking/reading at this post 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Haha! I’m glad you’re human! 😉 Thanks for the lovely comment Pang.

  • heidi @foodiecrush

    Sheesh, so simple, but they look so utterly decadent. French toast with berries can’t be beat. I really like to make a baked french toast with bananas and chocolate chips :). Yep, no calories there.

  • Aninas Recipes

    Damn, your pics are sooo gorgeous, I’m defs going to indulge in some french toast this weekend!

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