Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Yet during the week, I don’t take the time for proper breakfast and even the weekend, often I chose the lazy path for many (bad) reasons. I lack of inspiration, I don’t make time and I feel often lazy (I am a slow riser…). So bananas and cereals are regularly the main components of my first meal of the day. I know breakfast should be your more important meal of the day!
Sometimes, my son ask for a more elaborate breakfast. Being French, I am use to have rather something sweet to start the day (we never ate cheese, veggies or meat for breakfast at home). It can happen that I will prepare eggs but I do love pancakes or waffles, on rare occasion will I have porridge, rice or millet with toppings (fruits, nuts, seeds). I also have been experimenting with cold fruits soup and toppings. The strawberry soup with a mix of fresh raspberries, choc chips and a mix of seeds (including chia) was delicious.
But really, one of my favourite breakfast is French Toast, which we call Pain Perdu in French. You would literally translate this as Lost Bread and I do believe the name is coming from the fact that it was done with bread which was not fresh anymore. This was a way to still eat this bread and not losing it.
I always use spelt bread for my French Toast (you can read more about it here) and I use flavoured sugar which I prepare myself. I nearly always used cinnamon as the spice to flavour my sugar.
But this time, I was out of cinnamon and I have used vanilla. My son said it was much better this way! To prepare French Toast, you will need for 4 persons:
8 big slices of Spelt (or other) bread
4 beautiful (organic) eggs or 5 if they are smaller
about 2/3 of a cup (about 150 ml) of milk (raw if possible, always organic)
about 40 grams of sugar (raw sugar)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (in powder)
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
For the side:
600 grams of mixed fruits (I love berries and another fruit such as banana or golden kiwi)
In a dish wish is not too deep, crack the eggs and add the milk. Beat until well combined and set aside.
In a small bowl pour the sugar and add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Dip the slices of bread in the egg/milk mixture one by one on each side. Heat a pan on medium heat with the coconut oil. Cook the bread for 3 to 5 minutes on low to medium heat on each side until golden.
Serve two slices of bread with 150 grams of mixed fruits and have a great start if the day.
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