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.
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
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
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
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
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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