I decided to experiment a bit with some items I had in the kitchen around breakfast time, some of which I needed to use (mostly whole wheat bread, strawberries, and cream cheese). It actually turned out not too bad, so I decided to share it here.
French toast batter is very simple to make — an egg mixed with milk and vanilla. Most recipes also call for sugar to join the mix, but I decided to see if the natural sweetness of the strawberries couldn’t substitute for that. After dipping the bread in the egg-milk mixture, I cooked both sides until done.
The cream cheese topping was made by crushing several washed strawberries with a fork, adding about 2 ounces of plain cream cheese, and then mixing the two together well with an electric mixer. I started out trying to mix them by hand and soon realized I would be there all day before getting the consistency and combination I wanted. This made enough topping for three slices of French toast. I then served with some turkey sausage links for added protein.
The strawberry cream cheese topping made a nice departure from the usual maple syrup I like with my French toast and brought a good flavor to the dish. I do wish that I had added just a bit of sugar to my egg-milk mixture because the dish did seem to be lacking just a small amount of sweetness. Still, it came out great and made a nice, nutritious start to my day.
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