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Yes, this family has made the commitment to better health. We have gotten moving and become more active. Our eating habits have been completely transformed, no bread or and only natural sugars from complex carbs.  It is working. We are all dropping the pounds. My hubby is down 21 pounds, my son has lost 10, and I am down a big 30. With all that being said, sometimes you need to give yourself a treat. That is exactly what we plan to do for our cheer dad Valentine’s Day morning.  If my husband could only have one thing to eat the rest of his life it would be French Toast.  His favorite happens to be my homemade decadent recipe.  The girls and I wanted to take my tried and true French Toast to the next level. After lots of great ideas, all three of us decided that an addition of strawberries would be absolutely yummy.  Off to the kitchen we went, determined to make our original toast epic. I have to say we succeeded. Our Strawberry French Toast will put a smile on Nathan’s face this Friday morning.



1 loaf of day old bread

8 eggs

1/2 cup of half and half

1/4 cup of orange juice

6 strawberries (finely chopped)

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 TBS sugar

Butter for grilling toast

Sliced strawberries and powdered sugar for serving

Cut bread in 2 inch slices.  In large mixing bowl, combine eggs and half and half and whisk until well combined. Add the orange juice, strawberries, vanilla extract, and sugar and continue to whisk ingredients until well blended. (there will be some lumps from the strawberries)


Immerse each slice of bread in egg mixture, making sure that the entire slice of bread is saturated with mixture. Continue until all slices have been dunked.


 In a non stick frying pan on medium high heat, place about a TBS of butter in pan and allow to melt. Place the slice in pan and allow to brown in about four to five minutes toast should be browned, flip toast and brow the other side. Serve warm.  Garnish with sliced strawberries and powdered sugar.



  1. YUM! I love that you make french toast out of a big old loaf & cut it yourself so you end up with nice thick slices. This sounds delicious!!

  2. Wow, that looks delicious! Love strawberries AND French toast. Pinning this for future reference! :)

  3. Yes please! French toast, especially with berries, is one of my very favorite ways to start the day! Usually only on special occasions, though.

  4. What a delicious looking breakfast! You’re making me hungry, I haven’t eaten anything yet today!

  5. Oh, yum! I love french toast and strawberries! This would be the perfect V-day breakfast! I might have to plan this for Saturday morning since I have to work on Friday-boo!

  6. oh, this looks divine!! i would like you to come make it though, do you mind?

  7. I love French Toast! I never thought about adding orange juice.

  8. I love French Toast. Even make it for dinner sometimes! I love the big, thick slices you have displayed here. I need to start cutting my own instead of using loaf bread slices!

  9. Looks awesome! My french toast is always super flat, but I bet the kids and hubby would love to try this out! Thanks!

  10. French toast is delicious, but I’ve never thought about adding strawberries in. Must try this!

  11. This sounds yummy. My granddaughter LOVES French toast and I will have to surprise her.

  12. That looks delish! I like that you used nice big, thick pieces for the toast – I think it comes out lighter and fluffier that way – and doesn’t get totally absorbed by syrup!

  13. I love french toast! I’ve never thought to add strawberries in with the mix. Yum!!

  14. OK, you are totally making me hungry and I just had lunch. I love incorporating Strawberries into everything including salads. This looks so GOOD!

  15. I love french toast! I haven’t made it in a while and this post has got me thinking I need to make it soon.

  16. Congrats on your weight loss and that french toast looks wonderful!

  17. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Oh yum! I have pinned this and can’t wait to make it for a special occasion. And big congrats on the weight loss!

  18. Yummy! My hubby would love it if I made this for him! We always use the older bread too.

  19. WOW – what an amazing family goal! Congrats, that is awesome. But agreed! You need the things you love…funny that your husband likes French toast! I am sure he loved every single bite!

  20. What a treat! Strawberries are the perfect addition for Valentine’s Day!

  21. Looks delicious! I love French Toast – when you top it with strawberries! Perfect!

  22. Shared on Facebook with my readers and tweeted.

  23. I love strawberries on my french toast. I don’t even put syrup on it. But, I’ve never thought to put it on it when cooking. Yum!

  24. Looks So Yummy You Guys Are On A Roll Congrats & Keep Up The Good Work!!

  25. That looks delicious!! And very easy to make, too.

  26. This seems likeafun and delicious treat.I hope your cheer dad enjoys it!

  27. This looks SO good! This is definitely the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.

  28. French toast and strawberries are both my favorite foods!

  29. Oh my dear aunt Fanny! I love French Toast. I’ve never ever made it with “Texas style” with the thick bread like that before though. I just use plain old sandwich bread, but now I want some thickkkkkkk!!!! That looks super yum!

  30. I love french toast and strawberries. I have never seen it done with orange juice, love mixing it up!

  31. Yep, he’s definitely going to love that! What a great way to start Valentine’s Day!

  32. These look so amazingly delicious. My son’s birthday happens to fall on Valentines Day… I think I will make these for him for breakfast that day!

  33. YUM! I love anything with strawberries– and french toast and strawberries and the perfect combo!

  34. I love strawberries on my french toast. This looks great!

  35. I think this would be a fun treat to give hubby and the kids for Valentine’s Day morning!! And a nice treat for me too. ;)

  36. Wow! That’s really yummy! I love French toast and I appreciate your idea of adding strawberry. It will surely add that delicious twist. :)

  37. OMG! That looks SO good! I am definitely going to make this! And great job on everyone losing weight! Awesome!

  38. Oh wow, that looks delicious! I’m a sucker for french toast, too. It’s wonderful that you and your family are making a big effort to eat healthier. We just started a couple of weeks ago. Keep up the good work, mama!

  39. drooling, looks so tasty!

  40. That looks so delicious! I’m officially drooling now.

  41. We love making french toast. I’m going to have to do it your way. Loving the big slices compared to using the sliced bread that is so small.

  42. I should be working right now. But, now I’m very tempted to go make this french toast! I even have strawberries… motivation gone. I’m too hungry now. lol

  43. Great dish! This would be perfecto for this weekend’s brunch.

  44. Your post made me hungry. I will make my husband raspberry cream cheese stuffed french toast for his birthday. I may have to try your strawberry french toast. Looks great!

  45. YUM! Great idea making this with homemade bread. It makes it a heartier meal.

  46. Strawberry smothered french toast. How divine! I should visit you for breakfast some day… truly special.

  47. congrats on the weight loss and for getting your family on the right track. this recipe looks yummy i’m going to try this. also everyone deserves a treat.

  48. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My husband would love to have this breakfast made for him too! Hech, so would looks yummy!

  49. Good for you guys. I am sure you look fantastic. I think you all are super brave. My family needs to eliminate some of those things from the diet. This does though look very dleish. Happy Valentine’s day

  50. That looks really delicious! I love french toast from a big ‘ol crusty loaf of bread. The strawberries just puts it over the top!

  51. This looks absolutely amazing!!! I love french toast but I don’t make it very often. I just got an electric griddle and I may have to whip some up in the near future!

  52. That looks yummy! I bet he loved that, I know I would have. And I never thought of adding stuff to the french toast dip mix, I’m going to have to try that!

  53. YUM! what an awesome french toast!

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