Overnight Heart Shaped French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

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Overnight French Toast When I was little my mother would cut various foods into different shapes, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes etc.  There is just something that makes food cut into fun shapes taste better. So why not start off Valentine’s Day with a little fun and some heart shaped overnight french toast.  Valentine’s Day falls on a school/work day this year so getting a big fancy breakfast fixed before everyone heads out the door could be a challenge.  Overnight french toast makes it easy.  You do most of the work the night before and that morning all you have to do is throw it on the griddle and then add the strawberry syrup. I like using the thick Texas Toast bread.  I used one of my many heart shaped cookie cutters and cut the bread into cute little hearts. Heart Shaped French Toast I mixed up a mixture of egg, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and poured it over the bread, making sure to cover both sides of the bread.  Cover it with some plastic wrap and then put it in the refrigerator overnight. Overnight French Toast After I had the french toast in the refrigerator I mixed up a batch of strawberry syrup.  Easy to do (directions below).  The next morning all I had to do was cook the french toast. Overnight French Toast And then top it with the syrup and some sliced fresh strawberries. Overnight French Toast Heart shaped french toast is just way more fun to eat than regular old square french toast! Overnight French Toast And then cover it with fresh strawberries and your Valentine will love you even more! Overnight French Toast Show your family a little love on Valentine’s morning with some heart shaped overnight french toast! Overnight French Toast For some other yummy Valentine treats check out these:

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Overnight French Toast with Strawberry Syrup
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 slices of thick French bread
Strawberry Syrup
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, chopped. Reserve a few for garnish on top
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
Instructions
  1. Cut bread into heart shape using a cookie cutter
  2. Mix together the first seven ingredients until well blended.
  3. Place bread on a large baking sheet (with sides)
  4. Pour batter over the bread. Turn the bread and make sure back side is coated as well.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator over night.
  6. The next morning spray a skillet or frying pan with cooking spray and cook french toast until golden brown
Strawberry Syrup
  1. In a medium pan combine all syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer until strawberries are reduced by ⅓.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in blender and blend.
  3. Return mixture to pan and cook until mixture thickens.
  4. Makes about 1½ cups of syrup.

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Comments

  1. says

    Leigh Anne,
    I think this french toast recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day! We have something in common, I also have been a Stay at Home Mom for 271/2 years. I have just started blogging to follow new dreams because, my sons are developing their dreams.
    We would put snow(Powdered Sugar) on our French Toast. I cut in strips and formed Christmas Trees.