Raspberry Vanilla French Toast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 19, 2009

Last weekend I accidentally made this for breakfast…and I couldn’t not share the recipe. It was a total experiment…and I didn’t think it would work. There was just a few raspberries left in one of the freezer baggies (trying to be creative with my $1 raspberries!), so I thought I’d give this a whirl…

5 eggs ($.50)
1/2 cup milk or rice milk ($.10 or $.20)
2 tsp vanilla ($.20)
about 15 raspberries ($.40)
10 slices whole wheat bread ($.50)
Butter ($.20)
Powdered Sugar ($.25)
4 bananas ($.40)

1. In large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla. Add thawed raspberries and whisk into the eggs/milk mixture. (I smooshed them up with the back of a spoon in an attempt to “spread the flavor about.”
2. Dip each side of each slice of bread in egg/milk/raspberry mixture and place on electric griddle or into a skillet. Let cook about 2-3 minutes on each side. (Time will depend on the heat of your skillet.) Flip and cook on the other side. Cook all the bread slices.

3. Serve with Raspberry Vanilla French Toast with butter and powdered sugar and bananas.

Cost $2.55

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Note: We did eat this for breakfast, but it would make a DELICIOUS “breakfast for dinner.”

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

LuAnn June 20, 2009 at 5:43 am

I’ve never been a huge fan of raspberries, ever since that time I had a raspberry filled cholocate candy…but this looks good! (And my mother has wild raspberries in her back yard!)


Lesley June 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

fantastic…looks amazing


Jennifer June 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

Erin that looks yummy. As a sort of side note, last week I watched an episode of Scrubs where Turk was obsessed with… Brinner! (Breakfast + dinner), I thought it was genius :)


Erin June 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

That is totally genius!


Claire June 20, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I love this take on stuffed french toast (it leaves out all the fattening cream cheese!). Just one question…I tried to use the “Print this recipe” and it doesn’t work….shouldn’t it be a link or something? Thanks!!


Michelle Houston June 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I’ve done this with sweet potato and cinnamon as well. The kids can’t taste the difference and it gets some more veggies in them.


Rebecca June 22, 2009 at 6:40 am

This would be a good thing to try when I have ripe wild raspberries.


Justin June 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm

The raspberries are right around the corner. Would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


Jennifer October 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

We had this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! My son is allergic to cinnamon so this is a great alternative to the french toast I grew up eating.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm


So glad you enjoyed it…I have another cinnamon-less french toast coming soon!


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