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Almond French Toast Hearts

 Almond French Toast Hearts
I like to surprise my family at breakfast by having heart-shaped French toast on the table. Confectioners' sugar, strawberries and almond butter tastefully top off each bite. —Donna Cline, Pensacola, Florida
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • Sliced fresh strawberries

Directions

  • Cut out bread slices with a 3-3/4-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter;
  • discard trimmings.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, milk and 1/2 teaspoon almond
  • extract. Dip bread on both sides in egg mixture. In a large skillet,
  • melt 2 tablespoons butter. Cook bread hearts for 2-3 minutes on each
  • side or until golden brown.
  • For almond butter, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and
  • remaining butter and extract; mix well. Sprinkle French toast with
  • additional confectioners' sugar. Serve with almond butter and
  • strawberries. Yield: 3 servings.