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