French Toast with Berries & Vegan Cream

A classic for those lazy Sunday mornings or weekend breakfast treat. Vegans can swap the cream for a vegan option. Remember to watch the sugar content and try honey rather than sugar.



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0hrs 20min



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French Toast with Berries & Vegan Cream

By: Debra Carey

Whether it’s breakfast or brunch, you can’t beat French toast for that something special on a Sunday morning. Topped with fresh berries and vegan cream (or Greek yoghurt), it’s luxurious yet gives you a protein hit to start the day. Keep the sugar low and try honey instead of any sugar. The vanilla essence should be just enough sweetness but remember, there’s sweetness in the fruit as well.



  • 2 large eggs
  • 80ml soya milk
  • 40ml vegan cream
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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This is the basic recipe for French toast and you can add anything you like if you need to pack in the calories.

Drizzle with honey or maple syrup but remember to watch how much. You don’t want to risk Dumping Syndrome and spoil your weekend. Adding sliced banana and nuts like chopped walnuts or almonds will boost the calorie count. You could top them with a knob of butter as soon as they come off the heat and it will melt into loveliness.

sourdough bread
eggs and milk


A quick guide to calories, macronutrients and micronutrients for this recipe. Percentages are based on a recommended 2,000 calorie diet. Grams (g), milligrams (mg), microgram (ug/mcg).

  • Calories: 246 kcal 12% 12%
  • Carbs: 18.96g 7% 7%
  • Sugars: 4.21g 5% 5%
  • Protein: 6.58g 13% 13%
  • Salt (Sodium): 211.78g 11% 11%
  • Total Fat: 16.08g 23% 23%
  • Saturated Fat: 5.69g 28% 28%
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.44g 0% 0%
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.77g 0% 0%
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g 0% 0%
  • Cholesterol: 96.53 mg 32% 32%
  • Fibre: 1.3g 5% 5%
  • Calcium: 57.89mg 7% 7%
  • Magnesium: 16.38mg 4% 4%
  • Potassium: 106.49mg 3% 3%
  • Iron: 1.66mg 12% 12%
  • Zinc: 0.67mg 7% 7%
  • Phosphorus: 77.03mg 11% 11%
  • Vitamin A: 102.67iu/mcg 13% 13%
  • Vitamin C: 1.76mg 2% 2%
  • Thiamin B1: 0.21mg 19% 19%
  • Riboflavin B2: 0.27mg 20% 20%
  • Niacin B3: 1.45mg 9% 9%
  • Vitamin B6: 0.08mg 6% 6%
  • Folic Acid B9: 59.24iu/mcg 30% 30%
  • Vitamin B12: 0.46iu/mcg 18% 18%
  • Vitamin D: 0.7iu/mcg 14% 14%
  • Vitamin E: 1.38mg 11% 11%
  • Vitamin K: 12.54iu/mcg 17% 17%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Lay the brioche slices in a single layer in a shallow dish and pour the egg mixture over them. Allow to soak for 2-3 mins, then carefully turn over and soak for 2 mins more.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil and butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until foaming. Carefully lift 2 slices of the soaked brioche out of the dish and add to the frying pan. Fry for 3 mins on each side, until golden and crisp, then place on a wire rack over a baking tray in a warm oven while you repeat with the remaining slices.

Step 3

Serve dusted in icing sugar and scattered with fresh berries, if you like.

Step 4

Add any calorie boosting additions like melted butter, honey or vegan cream.

People Who’ve Made This

“A special treat for those lazy weekends. Indulgent yet reasonably healthy. Top with your favourite fruit and cream. A glass of orange juice and grab the morning paper. Sit in the sun … what could be better?”

Debra Carey

Nutrition Coach, Orchard Isle Nutrition