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Strawberry-banana jam French toast with strawberry butter #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. 

With the arrival of Spring, Florida strawberry season comes to a close. But don’t worry! You can still enjoy these delicious berries throughout the year by preserving them in several different ways, including freezing, dehydrating and my favorite way- canning. Keep reading for one of my current favorite brunch recipes made with strawberries (and bananas) turned into a delicious, fruity jam!

If you’re like me and enjoy strawberries year-round, then preserving them is the best way to continue enjoying them at their best flavor after the season ends in April. When choosing berries for canning, make sure that they are bright red in color and firm, but not crunchy. My strawberry-banana jam is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. It’s the sweetest jam to enjoy on top of toast, muffins, and other baked goods.

Making this jam doesn’t require you to can it the traditional way. All you need are a few pint jars, a heavy bottomed pan and your stove-top! After it is cooled and in the jars, you can refrigerate it to enjoy at a later time.

I’m really into brunch lately, and decided to make my favorite French toast extra-indulgent by topping it with a smear of strawberry-banana jam, fresh strawberry butter, sliced strawberries, bananas and topped off with a drizzle of maple syrup. Each bite reminded me of my stays at different bed and breakfast places in St. Augustine, Florida. If you’ve ever stayed at a bed and breakfast, you know how heavenly the breakfasts are. This French toast really is the perfect thing to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning.

Strawberry-banana jam French toast with strawberry butter #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • For strawberry-banana jam
  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of bananas
  • 1¼ cup of sugar
  • For the strawberry butter
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • For the French toast
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Bread of your choice (this makes 3 slices of French toast)
  • strawberry slices to garnish
  • banana slices to garnish
Instructions
  1. To make the strawberry banana jam, mash up your strawberries and then mash up your bananas.
  2. Once mashed up (it can be a little chunky, it is personal preference), put into a heavy bottomed pan with the sugar.
  3. Stir and let come to a boil, then reduce heat, simmering until a thermometer reaches 220 degrees.
  4. Take off heat and let cool.
  5. Once cool, pour into two pint jars and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. To make the fresh strawberry butter, put butter and powdered sugar in your mixer. Blend until smooth. Fold in chopped strawberries.
  7. Keep in a container or roll into a log.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  9. To make the French toast, beat together the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  10. Heat up your frying pan.
  11. Once your pan is warm, dredge the bread through the egg and milk mixture and then fry both sides until golden brown.
  12. To assemble, put your French toast on a plate, top with a smear of strawberry-banana jam, strawberry butter and garnish with strawberries and bananas. Add syrup if you would like!

 

Have you checked out the Florida Strawberry website yet? They have a ton of recipes using, you guessed it- Florida strawberries! Be sure to follow Florida Strawberry on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Youtube {no follow to social media links}.

My favorite Sunday Supper Tastemakers shared their favorite way to preserve strawberries. Be sure to hop on over to their pages to see what recipes they came up with!

How to Preserve Strawberries

Canning

Dehydrating

Freezing

Pickling

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