Day 7 -or- Strawberry Maple Pecan “French Toast”

Whole Foods had this crazy-amazing sale on organic strawberries yesterday ($1.99/lb) and I got silly-happy and bought 3 pounds.  Now I have to find a way to use them all!

This is such a yummy,  easy breakfast.  Give your stove the morning off.  Put that skillet away!  You don’t even have to cook to have a nice, warm french toast!

Ingredients for one:
2 slices of your favorite whole-wheat bread
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans
powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Toast both slices of bread.  While they’re toasting, whisk the maple syrup and vanilla together.  Pour evenly over both slices of toast and let that sit for about 1 minute.  (If you use a dense bread like I do, you may need to let it absorb the syrup mixture for another couple of minutes to get semi-soft.  You can even pop the syrup into the microwave for a few seconds to get it warm).

While the bread is busy absorbing all that sweetness, chop the pecans and slice the strawberries.  Pile them on top of your toast and dust with powdered sugar, if using.

(Now go do some Pilates because that was a lot of sugar!)

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