I made our absolute favorite breakfast for Adam on Valentine's Day (it's also his birthday!) We've been making this recipe for months now, ever since all of the restaurants were closed last year and I wanted to recreate this french toast I had at a restaurant near us.
We searched high and low for recipes and ended up combining a bunch of different recipes to create this one and it is DELICIOUS!
Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz. unsalted butter (softened)
4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 orange juice
berries of your choice
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 banana (makes 2 servings)
Start the berry compote. Heat a pan over medium heat and add sliced berries of your choice (we usually use strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) The amount of compote depends on how many servings you're making. We usually use about 5 strawberries, and 10 of each other berry which gives us some leftovers. Mix in cinnamon and orange juice and let simmer on low heat stirring occasionally.
While the compote is simmering, start on the cream cheese frosting.
Beat the butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar bit by bit until it is a creamy texture. Lastly, add in the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
In a shallow container (we usually use a pie dish) whisk together the french toast mixture -- eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Slice extra berries for topping as well as the banana.
Frost one side of each slice of bread and place a layer of banana slices on it to create a sandwich leaving the plain bread side on the outside.
Dip the sandwich in the french toast mixture on both sides and cook in a pan on the stovetop flipping halfway through.
Once the french toast is done, plate it and cut it in half. Add the compote and fresh sliced berries on top. That's it! Now you can enjoy the most delicious breakfast ever!
You can see us cook this entire recipe in this video if you want to see a video tutorial of it!
Recipes were combined from a few different websites to create this recipe including homemadehooplah.com and foodnetwork.com.