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Summer Berry French Toast Bar

June 8, 2020
3 min. read

Berry French Toast Bites

Give your favorite brunch recipe a seasonal upgrade with some fresh summer berries! The summer months of June, July, and August are peak season for all types of berries including strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

French toast is a perfect way to integrate these vibrant sweet-and-tart fruits into your breakfast or brunch routine. If you thought French toast was just a cold-weather comfort food, think again. We found a genius way to work French toast into all our favorite summer morning treats…


Customizable French Toast Cubes

The basis is simple: take your pick from several different Martin’s roll or bread products, cube them, and pan-fry them French toast-style. Then, they’re ready to be used in all kinds of creative recipes, from fruit kabobs to smoothie bowls!

Take a look at the starter recipe below, then scroll down to see how to make 4 different summer berry breakfast dishes with French toast cubes.

Berry French Toast Skewers

Cinnamon French Toast Bites

Serves 3-4


  • Martin’s Bread or Rolls of choice, cubed, slightly stale (*see notes for quantity suggestions)
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, divided
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon Powder
  • Maple Syrup, to serve


  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate shallow bowl. (Optional)
  3. Melt 1 ½ tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Quickly dunk half the bread cubes in the egg mixture to lightly coat; shake off excess batter. Place the bread cubes in the pan and sauté them, stirring continuously, until browned on all sides – about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the French toast cubes from the skillet directly into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Toss to coat, then transfer onto a plate. (Note: Skip this step if making the below variations.)
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 with remaining bread cubes.
  7. Serve immediately, with maple syrup for dipping, or try one of the recipe ideas below!

*Recipe Variations:

  • Berry French Toast Skewers: Made with 6 Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls, 2-inch cubed.
  • Yogurt Smoothie Bowl with French Toast Crumbles: Made with ½ Bag Martin’s Potatobred Stuffing.
  • Berry Breakfast Panzanella: Made with ½ Bag (7 Slices) Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread, 1-inch cubed.
  • Mixed Berry French Toast Bake: Made with 2 Martin’s Hoagie Rolls, 2-inch cubed.

Full Recipe:


Berry Breakfast Panzanella

Summer Berry French Toast Cubes x4 Ways

Use the basic recipe above to make creative summer breakfast recipes! You can even prepare a large batch of different sized bread cubes using the variations shown below, then build a brunch bar with all the fixings for people to customize their own servings. This is especially fun for family brunches or informal get-togethers!

Berry French Toast Skewers

Berry French Toast Skewers

Plush cubes of Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls, battered and fried to golden perfection…layered together with fresh, ripe strawberries and blackberries…drizzled with a vanilla yogurt glaze. Simple yet inspiring!



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Yogurt Smoothie Bowl with French Toast Crumbles

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Chilled blueberry yogurt decoratively garnished with nuts and seeds, fresh blueberries, shaved coconut pieces, and mini cubed French toast crumbles made with Martin’s Potatobred Stuffing. (P.S. It’s almost as pretty as it is delicious!)



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Berry Breakfast Panzanella

Berry Breakfast Panzanella

A summer fruit salad with a twist. This sweet panzanella combines Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread French toast cubes with blackberries, raspberries, and fresh mint leaves, then tops it all off with a creamy yogurt glaze (optional). Dig in!



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Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

Blackberry French Toast Bake

Serve your French toast and berry combo in a mini skillet for a decorative presentation…or use the skillet strategically to make a quick and easy French toast bake. To prepare: add your French toast cubes (we used Martin’s Hoagie Rolls) to the skillet with mixed berries and an optional dollop of cream cheese or fruit jam, then bake for a few minutes just until warmed through. Top with powdered sugar.



(For a patriotic version, try our Star-Spangled French Toast Casserole.)


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