I love to eat. I also love to cook, but I love to eat more. Udi’s has asked me to participate in the Gluten Free Holiday Recipe Challenge. My mind immediately went to breakfast foods, because we love to eat fancy breakfasts for dinner. Although my immediate family doesn’t eat gluten free, I have plenty of family members who eat gluten free.
A little bit about Udi’s and Gluten-free eating
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that some people cannot tolerate – some reactions are more severe than others, but it is estimated that 1 in every 200 people is sensitive to gluten. Udi’s specializes in gluten free bakery products for those who eat gluten-free due to Celiac’s disease, gluten-intolerance, or by choice. Not only are Udi’s products gluten-free, but they are made with only high quality ingredients so they are as good for you as they are tasty. Udi’s Gluten Free breads and sweets are great to pick up if you’re having a friend over who must eat gluten-free because everyone can enjoy them and no one feels singled out.
Gluten Free Holiday Recipe Challenge
And now for my recipe. I decided to make French Toast with Apple and Blueberry Cinnamon Compote.
I started out with a variety of Udi’s Gluten Free Breads. I have to mention that before I made breakfast-for-dinner with my package of bread, I served Udi’s at dinner, toasted with a little bit of butter. Everyone loved it on it’s own as well. I was VERY impressed with Udi’s quality and taste.
I’m sure you all know how to make French Toast already, but if not….here’s how I do it. I start with several eggs, a little bit of milk, and a dash of cinnamon. I typically use one egg per two pieces of bread. Whisk the eggs, milk, and cinnamon together. Make sure that your griddle is pre-heating at this point.
Next, dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture and set the bread on the pre-heated griddle.
Cook the French Toast up until it’s golden brown. Yum!
In the mean time, here’s how to make some pretty amazing fruit topping:
- 2 cups of berries or fruit, cut in bite sized pieces
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Heat the fruit and other ingredients in a small pan over medium heat until the juices thicken and become syrupy.
Serve the fruit compote over the French Toast.
A little bit of whipped cream tastes pretty good on top, too…
Enter to Win some Udi’s Gluten Free Bread
You can win an amazing 6-loaf variety package of Udi’s gluten free bread. Just leave a comment letting me know how YOU would love to eat your Udi’s bread.
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This giveaway will end on December 5, 2011 and a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.
Disclosure: I received an Udi’s package with 6 loaves of gluten free bread to review and use in a recipe, but the thoughts are my own.
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As weird as this sounds, I think I’d just love to toast it and eat it plain with a cup of tea!
there are so many things I love to do with Udi’s! I love to make all sorts of sandwiches and grilled cheeses. I also love to make bread pudding. thanks!
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I follow @1momof5 and @UdisGlutenFree too :)
I heart Udi’s. I use their bread for everything, including french toast. Can’t wait to try your recipe for fruit compote!
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I wold actually give this to my best friend she has to eat gluten free because she has lyme disease an it helps with her treatments. She would love to be able to try all of these!
follow you and udisglutenfree on twitter
i would make grilled cheese