Our Kids’ Favorite Way to Eat French Toast

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

My family is always looking for fun ways to serve our favorite Sunday morning French toast. Sometimes we bake it in a big casserole dish, other times I fry it up in the skillet. Last week I tried baking it in jars. This has been our favorite way thus far! It’s so presentable and fun for guests. The kids also love how it gives them their own special portion. It’s the perfect size, and makes the cleanup super easy!

Since spring has sprung, we’ve been flavoring a lot of our meals with berries. So, when it was time to prepare this weekend meal, the decision was easy. The bright blueberries and tart lemon burst with flavor — it practically tasted like sunshine!

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Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Blueberry Lemon French Toast in a Jar

Makes: 6

5 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large lemon, zest
1/2 loaf challah (preferably a little stale)
1/2 cup blueberries

1. Spray the inside of 4 jam jars with cooking spray. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Tear the challah into 1-inch size chunks and toss in the milk mixture until they are absorbed.

4. Divide the mixture evenly between the jam jars. Scatter the berries on top of each one. Bake the jars for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and they are puffed up. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Note: Feel free to substitute blueberries for other fruits, like strawberries or raspberries.

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