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Rethink Breakfast with Berry Amazing French Toast Roll-Ups

My kids LOVE french toast. In fact, it is the one eggy breakfast I can get my daughter to eat since she doesn’t like eggs straight-up. We have a great time coming up with new flavors for the eggy soak. Our favorite is vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest. The other day I found a recipe like this on Pinterest and decided to give it a shot at home. It is hot buttery toast is rolled up around a delicious filling. It is just like our favorite french toast with raspberries scattered on top, but in a new form. We decided to fill ours with lots of mixed berries, but you could do a smear of chocolate, Nutella, or sweet berry jam. There are so many possibilities! Have some fun with your kids this weekend and make these for breakfast. It is really so simple, here is how you do it!

Berry Amazing French Toast Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

8 slices sandwich bread
2 cups mixed berries
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons whole milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Butter for the pan

Instructions:

1. Cut the crusts off the bread and play them flat on a surface. Roll them flat with a rolling pin until very thin. Divide the berries evenly amongst the pieces of bread and arrange them in a straight line down the center. Roll up the bread tightly and place it seam side down on the counter.

2. In a large wide bowl beat the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange zest.

3. Melt enough butter in the skillet to coat the bottom of the pan and swirl it around. Dip each roll in the egg mixture and roll it back and forth a few times so it is evenly coated. Then add the roll up to the skillet. Roll it back and forth a few times until it is completely browned and toasted. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with maple syrup!

  • Select Fresh Berries 1 of 6
    Select Fresh Berries

    Start with a bowl of freshly rinsed berries for your filling. If you are using jam or Nutella, have that at the ready instead. This mix of fresh berries was perfect for our roll-ups and was enough to fill about fifteen!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Remove Crusts 2 of 6
    Remove Crusts

    Cut the crusts off of the bread. This enables it to get nice and smooth. Plus, lots of kids don't like crusts so they will appreciate not seeing them on their french toast!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Arrange Berries 3 of 6
    Arrange Berries

    Arrange berries down the center of the bread slice. You can use any assortment of berries that you want. Straight raspberries would be great, but a mix was perfect for us. The berries soften when the roll-ups are cooked and they are kind of like a berry syrup when you bite into them. So yummy!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Dip the Roll-Ups 4 of 6
    Dip Rolls

    Dip the roll-ups in the egg mixture and roll them around them so they are completely coated. They should be nice and thickly coated with the egg mixture and sealed tightly.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Cook in Butter 5 of 6
    Cook in Butter

    Melt the butter in the pan as instructed, and cook the roll-ups until golden brown all around. It takes time so be patient, keep turning them gently with tongs or a spatula.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Eat with Berries & Syrup 6 of 6
    French Toast Roll ups

    Top the roll-ups with more berries and drizzle with maple syrup to serve! These are best served warm. If you are making many batches, keep them warm in the oven at 250 degrees as they come off the skillet. Then they can all be served warm at once.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

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