August 18, 2017

Blueberry Pie French Toast Muffins

Recipe: Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

1-back-to-school-cookbook-coverTry this recipe for Blueberry Pie French Toast Muffins from The School Year Survival Cookbook, written by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh of The Sweet Potato Chronicles.


  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 thick slices of whole grain bread, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup blueberries


Yield: Makes 8

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, allspice and salt. Add the bread cubes and stir, making sure all the cubes are covered in eggy mixture. Let soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the bread mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until the egg is cooked and the muffins are golden brown. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Tip: This recipe lends itself to any seasonal fruit. To reheat these babies, pop them into the toaster oven with the rack on the lowest level and heat them for 4 to 6 minutes. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. If you’re eating on the go, use a healthy smear of jam to avoid a sticky mess.


© 2017 Maya Visnyei Photography


Excerpted from The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even Snacks) by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh. Copyright © 2017 Sweet Potato Chronicles. Photography copyright © 2017 Maya Visnyei Photography. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.