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Almond Raspberry French Toast Recipe for Two

Almond Raspberry French Toast

Almond Raspberry French Toast has thick slices of French or Italian bread covered in crunchy skillet toasted almonds, topped with fresh raspberries, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It is easy and quick to make, ready in just 25 minutes.

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This elegant dish makes the perfect romantic breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two. Serve it on Valentine’s Day to impress your special someone.

 

How to make Almond Raspberry French Toast:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

 

Cut four thick slices on a diagonal from the French or Italian loaf.

 

In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, sugar, almond extract and vanilla.

 

Add the bread to the egg mixture and turn gently to coat evenly.

 

Let sit until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about 1 minute.

4 slices of egg soaked bread in a dish

 

Preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees F (180 C). Click here for an electric skillet.

 

Lightly oil the skillet.

 

Spread the almonds on a plate. Remove one piece of bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess liquid drip back into the bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the almonds. Press gently to help the nuts adhere to the bread, then place on an ungreased baking sheet. Click here for a baking sheet.

 

Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.

four slices of egg soaked bread topped with almonds on a baking sheet

 

Lightly oil a second baking sheet.

 

Place the bread slices, almond side down, on the skillet and cook until the nuts begin to brown, about 2 minutes.

 

Turn the slices over and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.

four slices of bread topped with almonds cooking in an electric skillet

 

Move the slices, almond side down, to the lightly oiled baking sheet.

 

Put the baking sheet with the toast in the oven and bake until the center of the bread is heated through but is still moist, about 10 minutes.

 

Place two pieces of the French toast onto one plate and two pieces onto a second plate, almond side up.

 

Top each with a handful of raspberries and drizzle with maple syrup.

 

Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the French toast, divided evenly between the two plates.

 

 

Almond Raspberry French Toast Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Almond Raspberry French Toast

Almond Raspberry French Toast
Almond Raspberry French Toast has thick slices of French or Italian bread covered in crunchy skillet toasted almonds, topped with fresh raspberries, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It is easy and quick to make, ready in just 25 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 slices bread (from a French or Italian loaf)
  • Canola oil or butter for frying
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar (for topping)
  • Butter and Pure maple syrup (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Cut four thick slices on a diagonal from the French or Italian loaf.
  3. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, sugar, almond extract and vanilla.
  4. Add the bread to the egg mixture and turn gently to coat evenly.
  5. Let sit until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about 1 minute.
  6. Preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees F (180 C). Click for an electric skillet.
  7. Lightly oil the skillet.
  8. Spread the almonds on a plate. Remove one piece of bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess liquid drip back into the bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the almonds. Press gently to help the nuts adhere to the bread, then place on an ungreased baking sheet. Click here for a baking sheet.
  9. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
  10. Lightly oil a second baking sheet.
  11. Place the bread slices, almond side down, on the skillet and cook until the nuts begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
  12. Turn the slices over and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.
  13. Move the slices, almond side down, to the lightly oiled baking sheet.
  14. Put the baking sheet with the toast in the oven and bake until the center of the bread is heated through but is still moist, about 10 minutes.
  15. Place two pieces of the French toast onto one plate and two pieces onto a second plate, almond side up.
  16. Top each with a handful of raspberries and drizzle with maple syrup.
  17. Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the French toast, divided evenly between the two plates.

Notes

  • Butter and Syrup not included in nutrition information.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 746 Total Fat: 48g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 30g Cholesterol: 331mg Sodium: 541mg Carbohydrates: 58g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 23g Protein: 23g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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