Blueberries, goat cheese, french toast and basil are paired to make this incredible, delicious Roasted Blueberry French Toast Crostini.
Welcome to Blueberry Week 2019! This week a group of bloggers will be sharing a great variety of blueberry based recipes, both sweet and savory.
From breakfast to appetizers, drinks to dessert – there is sure to be something pleasing to your appetite.
Today I brought these incredibly delicious, elegant Roasted Blueberry French Toast Crostini. We are a bit smitten with this recipe. It’s one of those super easy recipes that is so perfect for events, but is also perfect for a snack any old time you want one.
There are a few tips to making the best crostini:
Don’t skimp and buy cheap bread. Buy a quality bread from a grocery store bakery or a real bakery. Bonus points if it’s a French bakery, but definitely not necessary.
You’re looking for a light textured bread that you’re going to slice about 1/2 inch thick. This is pretty standard.
If you slice to thick, all you’re going to taste is that bread and none of the amazing toppings. Too thin? It might not support your toppings becoming limp and messy.
Don’t add the toppings too soon. If you want to make everything up before hand, prepare all of your ingredients. But to prevent soggy bread, add the toppings just before serving.
I make my crostini slices up a day or two ahead of time and store them in a plastic, airtight container. But if you try to add the toppings, the bread will get soggy and fall apart.
Season your crostini. No matter if you’re going for a sweet or savory crostini, season it up a little before hand. This will increase the overall flavor of the crostini adding a certain element often overlooked.
You can rub some spices, herbs, sliced lemon or other citrus fruit, or a clove of garlic. Just rub it on the top and bottom after toasting.
In this recipe, no extra seasoning is needed since it’s a french toast crostini and should give you plenty of flavor on it’s own.
Be reserved with toppings. You don’t want too little, but you don’t want too much. If you put too much on it, there’s a good chance that either the toppings will fall off, or slide off over time.
Make it as easy to eat as possible, placing “just enough” topping on each crostini. Always make sure you use a spread or cheese of some kind to hold all the toppings together.
Do not toast too long. When making a regular crostini recipe, be sure your crostini aren’t touching on your baking sheet. This recipe is not toasted the normal way, so there is no need to worry about this as much.
But when making traditional crostini, you’ll want to brush both sides with some olive oil. Brushing ensures proper coverage. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, or any other seasoning. You’re only going to bake these slices for about 7-8 minutes at 375 degrees F. Be sure and flip them over at the halfway mark.
Once they are golden brown, they are ready. You’re looking for crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. Don’t overcook because they will dry out fast since they are so thin.
Blueberry Week Recipes
- Blueberry Liege Waffles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Glazed Blueberry Donut Muffins by Sweet Beginnings
Drinks and Appetizers
- Blueberry Basil Bourbon Smash by Cookaholic Wife
- Blueberry Bubble Tea by Our Good Life
- Blueberry Lemon Naan Bread Appetizer by The Freshman Cook
- Blueberry Syrup with (Optional) Bourbon by Food Above Gold
- Roasted Blueberry French Toast Crostini by Daily Dish Recipes
Sauces and Spreads
- Blueberry Barbecue Sauce by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Saucy Honey & Balsamic Blueberry Jam by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Blueberry Curd by Caroline’s Cooking
- Blueberry Bison Chili by Savory Moments
- Blueberry Romaine Salad by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- 5-Minute Blueberry Cheesecake Dip by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Blueberry Cardamom Crisp by Crumb Top Baking
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Cooking For My Soul
- Blueberry Cobbler by Family Around the Table
- Blueberry Oatmeal Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Blueberry Peach Oatmeal Bars by The Beard and The Baker
- Blueberry, Peach & Brie Slab Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
- Vegan Blueberry Orange Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy
Are you ready to make your own Roasted Blueberry French Toast Crostini?
This easy, yet incredibly elegant appetizer is the perfect addition to any event.
Not just perfect in summer, but don’t be afraid to bring these to the table in winter either.
Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
Her motto in life: Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots. Always, always laugh lots.