If you couldn’t already tell by this recipe, or this one, or this one over here, I’m a big fan of French Toast. So when Lindsey came to us with her Blueberry French Toast recipe, it was a no-brainer! She’s got blueberries blended right into the egg batter! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty delicious to me.

Lindsey Janeiro is a Registered Dietitian who is also a busy mom, just like me. Although life can get crazy as a mom, she values family traditions just as much as I do, and being Italian, I can tell you that food traditions are pretty high up on that list 😉

Do you have any special family traditions that involve food? Just because you are on a journey to better digestive health, and may be eliminating certain foods to work on figuring out your symptoms, doesn’t mean you need to forget about these special traditions!

Maybe there is a small tweak you can make to a beloved family recipe? Or maybe it can serve as motivation to get past the elimination stage of the Low FODMAP diet and get into re-introduction so you can handle a small serving of that special dish without the pain and symptoms later on.

Maybe this gluten free blueberry French toast is just the low FODMAP recipe you need to start your own new digestive friendly tradition? Either way, it’s definitely a recipe that will serve as a reminder that Low FODMAP can also be full of delicious flavour. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Lindsey!

Growing up there was usually one weekend breakfast that was special. Maybe mom would make monkey bread, muffins, or French toast before church, or we’d swing by to get donuts after church. After quickly grabbing bowls of cereal before heading out to school all week, these weekend breakfasts were much enjoyed!

Now that we have a little one of our own, I’ve thought a lot about family traditions. Traditions that we grew up with unique to our own families, traditions that were similar in our families, traditions we’ve established in the nearly eight years we’ve been married, and new traditions we may want to start with our own little family. And one such tradition I’m loving is the idea of having a special family breakfast once a week!

So, to kick off our tradition, we made this Blueberry French Toast one Sunday. The great thing about it is that yes – it’s a little different, special and outside of our norm (hello eggs, smoothies, and cereal!) but it’s easy!! Plus if you have leftovers, they freeze great and can quickly be popped in the toaster. So maybe a special breakfast can actually happen a couple days a week!

This gluten free Blueberry French Toast recipe is a surprisingly easy twist on French toast, with added natural sweetness from the blueberries. Let me know if you give it a try, and I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as me and mine!

Blueberry French Toast

Makes: 6-7 servings

Time: 10 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook

 

INGREDIENTS

12-14 slices gluten free bread

3 eggs

1/2 cup lactose free milk (or milk alternative, like almond milk)

1 cup blueberries

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees (could also use a nonstick skillet over medium heat).

Puree eggs, milk, blueberries, and vanilla in a blender until an even, smooth consistency is formed.

Dip bread slices into egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak up a bit of the liquid.

Place the bread slices on the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve immediately! You can top with more blueberries, real maple syrup, etc!

If any leftovers remain, freeze them and when you’re ready to eat, toast in the toaster on the “Frozen Toast” setting for a few minutes.

 

Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, CLC is the creator of Nutrition to Fit, a website offering recipes and services to help busy moms stress less in the kitchen so they can spend more time with their families (and live a life they love!). You can also find her hanging out on Instagram where she’s obsessed with pretty food pictures, quotes, and healthy hacks.