These are the things I would never order at a restaurant.
- Scrambled Eggs
- Grilled Salmon
- Pasta Aglio Olio
And now, I will add French Toast to the list. I mean, why pay $15 at some brunch spot for this, when I can easily whip them up at home? And use as much chocolate and maple syrup as I want?
Here’s a simple recipe to jazz up that homemade French Toast. Makes 2 servings. Takes 10 minutes.
Ingredients for Chocolate Banana Berry French Toast:
4 pieces rye or multigrain bread, sliced thickly
1 Tbsp butter
1 large banana
A handful of berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Chocolate spread (like Nutella)
Store-bought berry yoghurt
Icing sugar (optional)
Sliced almonds (optional)
Method for Chocolate Banana Berry French Toast:
- Lightly toast the almonds slices (if using) in a pan, and set aside.
- Spread the chocolate on one side of each slice of bread.
- Lay bananas and berries onto one slice, and top with another slice of bread. Press the fruit down gently into the bread while laying it out.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Large enough to soak the sandwiches in. Flip to soak both sides.
- Let the sandwiches soak up the egg while you fire up a fry pan.
- Add a tablespoon of butter, let it sizzle a bit, then add your sandwiches.
- Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or till you see the sides browning nicely.
- Remove from pan. Let cool slightly, then dust icing sugar (if using), top with some berry yoghurt and the toasted nuts (if using).
- Drizzle maple syrup, and happy days!