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Heart-healthy French toast berry cobbler

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Fruit layer

  • 4 cups frozen berries of choice
  • 1 medium apple diced (skin on)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Topping

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tsp butter or non-hydrogenated margarine melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 slices whole grain bread crusts (or inside slices if that's what you have)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Take the bread out of the freezer if it's frozen. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Add berries, apple, sugar, and chia seeds to a large bowl and toss well.
  • Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla in the same bowl. (No need to wash it first.)
  • Tear (or cut) the bread heels into bite-sized pieces and add to the bowl. Toss well, ensuring that the bread is thoroughly soaked. Put it aside.
  • Roughly chop walnuts and mix together with sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Put that aside too.
  • When timer goes off, pull the dish out and turn the heat down to 350F.
  • Remove the foil and stir the fruit well.
  • Spread the egg-soaked bread evenly over top of the fruit.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the walnuts and sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden and crisp.

Notes

Serve with vanilla yogurt or ice cream for dessert, plain Greek yogurt if you want a more nutrition-packed breakfast.