Light and Refreshing Holiday Brunch Recipe: Wild Blueberry French Toast Pinwheels

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Brunch is absolutely one of my favorite meals. I love that it makes breakfast feel special (because let’s face it, it’s not lunch – it’s breakfast!), but also because the menu is usually a mix of sweet and savory carbs. Yes, there are egg dishes and perhaps even some smoked salmon on the table, but the majority of brunch is breads, muffins, waffles, and baked goods — and who doesn’t love that?

For many years, French toast was a “special occasion” treat in our house, but lately I’ve been making it more and more frequently for my daughter. She is a bit finicky around breakfast, and French toast is always an easy win. I know I will always get a yes, please! to French toast when I may get a no thanks to everything else.

Today, I have a delicious new holiday-worthy brunch recipe for your table that everyone will enjoy. These Wild Blueberry French Toast Pinwheels are a new addition to my French toast repertoire. For one, I used a tortilla-style bread for the base. This made for a very large sheet of French toast that I spread with cream cheese and topped with Wild Blueberries. I rolled it up like a burrito and then sliced it into pinwheels.

I always run my new recipes by my Head Taste Tester (a.k.a the hubs), and he was super impressed. He LOVED that it was loaded with Wild Blueberries! He also said that, unlike traditional French toast, this one felt lighter and very refreshing. To top it off, I drizzled warmed maple syrup on the pinwheels because I used frozen (slightly thawed) Wild Blueberries.  Wild Blueberries are flash frozen at harvest, so the flavor and nutrition are locked in. I love using frozen fruit in my recipes because it’s often nutritionally superior to its fresh counterpart.

This may be French toast, but the Wild Blueberries are the real star in this recipe. The flavor is fruity and intense, but it’s not super sweet, and one serving of Wild Blueberries for this recipe has 32% less sugar and twice the antioxidant capacity than regular blueberries. I’m always looking for ways to sneak in nutrients and using Wild Blueberries allows me to do just that.

If you’re planning a holiday brunch this season, go a little Wild and add a delicious Wild Blueberry recipe or two. For even greater inspiration, enter the Wild Blue Holiday Brunch sweepstakes. Not only will you have an opportunity to win some great small appliance prize packages, you’ll also receive a free Wild Blue Brunch e-recipe book featuring a few Wildly tasty brunch recipes!

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Wild Blueberry French Toast Pinwheels

3 Tortillas or Flatbread
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
4 oz whipped cream cheese
1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup

  1. In an oval-shaped baking dish, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Grease skillet with coconut oil, butter or non-stick spray.
  3. Dip the flatbread/tortilla into the egg mixture, let excess drip off, and then cook on both sides until golden.
  4. Place on plate to cool slightly.
  5. Spread bread with cream cheese, top with frozen Wild Blueberries and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  6. Roll up tightly and then gently slice into pinwheels.
  7. Serve drizzled with warm maple syrup and more powdered sugar.

About the Author

Danielle Omar is a registered dietitian, clean-eating coach, teacher and cookbook author. She is a passionate food and nutrition educator and founded Danielle Omar Nutrition to support busy men and women on their journey to becoming their healthiest self. An avid cook, she also enjoys sharing plant-based recipes and nutrition strategies on her Food Confidence blog.

Danielle has a Master’s degree in Nutrition and has been teaching nutrition at the college level for over 10 years. She has contributed to local and national media outlets such as The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Shape Magazine, and Women’s Health Magazine. Through her private nutrition practice, media work, and group programs, Danielle has successfully motivated hundreds of busy professionals and families to eat confidently and live a healthy life.