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There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to the sound of breakfast sizzling in the pan.  This delicious (and gorgeous!) French toast recipe features a yummy sauce made with fresh, plump blueberries, ripe strawberries and bananas.  It’s practically good for you.

Doesn’t it look like summer again? Recipe and photo are submitted by reader Annie Cheung of Green Brook, New Jersey who writes, “It’s a Christmas delight that is easy, healthy, and warms the family’s soul!”  Have a great recipe to share? Email us!

Blueberry, Strawberry + Banana French Toast

8 slices Texas Toast, or thickly-sliced bread
6 eggs
King rice bran oil
2 bananas, sliced
4 whole strawberries, sliced and fanned out, for garnish
Powdered sugar, for garnish

16 oz fresh blueberries
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla extract

Put blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan at medium heat and bring to boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes until syrupy.  Turn off heat, add vanilla extract, and set aside.

Heat a non-stick frying pan at medium heat, and grease frying pan with rice bran oil.  In the mean time, beat eggs in a large, shallow bowl.  Dip each slice of white bread in the egg batter to coat both sides.  Cook each slice of bread to golden brown on each side.

To finish, place two slices of toast overlapping on a plate, pour a quarter of the blueberry sauce over French toast. Arrange banana slices and strawberries on top, and dust with powder sugar to taste.  Serves 4.