French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

Mother’s Day was a big deal in our house this past Sunday! Our three kids were ready to show their mom that they love her big time!

The kids made a banner and coloured hearts with words of love on them. Ben woke up at 5am to put them all over the wall. He wanted to make sure that he was up before Janna and he wanted to do it all himself. He was planning everything and said to me, “Dad, I am taking care of the decorations – the three kids made presents for mom at school…. dad, what we need from you is to cook. You cook the best dinner that you have ever made – make sure it is stuff mom loves. Also, dad, you should make a special breakfast for mom.”

He had it all planned which made Janna feel loved. I have got to say, it was pretty special and I was quite proud of all three of them.

Below are some pics of the hearts that were on the wall and a couple pics of mom and kids.

For breakfast, I made french toast with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. It was a big hit for everyone, especially MOM!

The raspberry cream is like a runny jam that adds a wonderful rich fruity flavour to the french toast.

French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

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Classic French toast drizzled with homemade raspberry sauce.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 6 slices of bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped cream


  • Mix together the raspberries and sugar in a saucepan on medium low heat. Stir often as the sugar dissolves and the raspberries begin to break up. Bring the sauce to a low boil for about 8 minutes. Separately dissolve the corn starch in the tablespoon of water. Stir the corn starch mixture in the raspberry sauce to thicken it. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs with the half and half cream in a flat bowl.
  • Melt the butter or margarine in a skillet or griddle on medium high heat.
  • One at a time, submerge the bread in the egg mixture. Place the wet bread on the skillet or griddle and cook for a couple minutes on each side. The french toast should be golden brown.
  • Serve with raspberry sauce and whipped cream.




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  • This looks so sweet- both the Mother’s Day celebration and the French toast!

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  • Sweet kids… looks like Janna had a great Mother’s Day.

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  • I love the raspberry sauce!!!! Now that’s more my style than plain syrup. 🙂 You’re wife looked like she had the best day… what a lovely family you have! 🙂

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  • So happy to have found your blog through Cassie’s 🙂 This French toast looks incredible and I can’t wait to continue following your culinary journey!

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  • Glad you guys had a great Mother’s day. Your family is beautiful and French Toast is perfect. Love the raspberry sauce!

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  • Oh how thoughtful! This looks like a special breakfast…I love the simplicity and the vibrant color of the raspberry sauce. =)

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  • Mmmmm….what a fabulous breakfast! I’d much rather have this raspberry sauce on my French toast than maple syrup. So delicious! And great pictures of your wife and children 🙂

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  • As everyone knows breakfast/brunch are my favorite meals…this looks wonderful, especially the raspberry sauce! She’s one lucky mom…what a lovely family!

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  • Agenda Boy was at his best! 🙂
    You have such sweet kids – and that it is a great shot of them with J!

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  • What a fabulous recipe Steve, this looks absolutely delicious! Your pictures are just getting better and better by the day! Sweet family photos as well 🙂

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  • Wow, your kids are a-mazing & organized. Wonder what fathers day will be like 🙂

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  • I would love a few slices for the breakfast tomorrow too! YUMMY!

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  • OMG I have to try these

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  • Awww, cute post. My mom is arriving on Wednesday from Germany, I am so glad I get to see her 🙂

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  • WOW! Ben’s turning out to be quite the organizer. Even telling Dad what his part is in all of this. Too cute! At least he knew how to use the individual talents when he assigned the work – “Dad, you cook”
    Just loved it! French toast is a nice breakfast too! The raspberry sauce a bonus. Way to go!

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  • Ben was so thoughtful about making sure that everything was perfect for mom! I am sure that her day was very special and one of those unforgettable moments. Between the banners and signs as well as the meal, I am sure it could not have been any better.
    Your french toast looks delicious. Jam would be much better than syrup-yum!

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