Blackberry Pecan French Toast

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Recipe: #40574

April 30, 2023

Categories: French Toast

"Pecan French Toast with Real Blackberry Syrup. You could probably make it with many kinds of berries. Recipe source: Cast Iron (March/April 2019)"

Original is 4-6 servings
  • To make the syrup


  • Serving Size: 1 (451.3 g)
  • Calories 990.9
  • Total Fat - 78.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 684.7 mg
  • Sodium - 476 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.1 g
  • Sugars - 35.7 g
  • Protein - 32.7 g
  • Calcium - 241.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

Step 3

In a bowl whisk together the first 5 ingredients (eggs - salt) In another pie pan or shallow dish combine the pecans and cinnamon.

Step 4

Over medium low heat heat a cast-iron griddle sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 5

Coat the bread slices in the egg mixture then press into the pecan mixture (shaking off excess). Place bread slices on griddle and cook until browned (4-5 minutes per side). Place on prepared baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Serve with blackberry syrup and whipped cream.

Step 6

*NOTE* To make the black berry syrup. --This makes one cup--

Step 7

In saucepan over medium low heat stir together the blackberries, sugar and lemon zest. In a small cup or bowl whisk together 1 cup water and cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture to berry mixture and bring to a boil over medium high heat, cook stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until thickened. Let cool before serving.


  • Castiron griddle

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the challah bread, look for a loaf that is 1 inch thick for the best results.
  • For the blackberries, frozen berries are best for this recipe as they are easier to work with and create a thicker syrup.

  • For the bread, substitute whole wheat bread for the challah bread. This substitution will provide more dietary fiber and a more nutrient-dense meal.
  • For the blackberries, substitute strawberries for a sweeter syrup. This substitution will provide a different flavor profile and a more vibrant color.

Raspberry French Toast Replace the blackberries in the syrup with 1 cup of frozen raspberries and follow the same instructions as for the blackberry syrup.

Bacon and Cheese Potato Hash. This classic breakfast side dish is a great accompaniment to the Blackberry Pecan French Toast. The savory bacon and cheese pairs perfectly with the sweet syrup and french toast. Plus, it's a great way to add some extra protein and fiber to the meal!

Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing fruit salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Blackberry Pecan French Toast. It adds a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to the meal while also complementing the sweetness of the syrup and french toast. Plus, it's a great way to add a bit of color and texture to the plate!


Q: How long should I cook the French toast?

A: Cook each side of the French toast for 4-5 minutes on medium-low heat until it is browned.

Q: What type of bread is best for making French toast?

A: Thick slices of challah, brioche, or Texas toast are best for making French toast.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The French toast is a popular breakfast dish that is believed to have originated in ancient Rome. It was known as “aliter dulcia” which translates to “another sweet dish”.

Fun Fact 2: The pecan is native to the United States and is the official state nut of Texas. It is believed to have been a favorite of President Thomas Jefferson, who served it to guests at his home in Monticello.