Blueberry Muffin Toastie Recipe

It’s the secret to a great start to the day. Really all you need is a blueberry muffin and a steaming’ cup of coffee when you’re on your way to work, right? And the secret of great blueberry muffins is butter and blueberries. That sounds like something you could eat on a toastie! Turn your bread into French toast and this toastie becomes something otherworldly delicious and luxurious!

Because when you got things between bread in your head…

Recipe inspiration

I feel I gave it away already, but in our search for an easy morning recipe, we have come to admit we are a big fan of blueberry muffins. And coffee, of course. As always, we are inspired to see how we can turn anything into a toastie. And this recipe is one such wonders! When we think of the perfect recipe for a blueberry muffin, we think of fresh, organic blueberries and lots of creamy butter. 

Jack also went to university in Maine, USA. 

Fun Fact: Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the USA, making it the single-largest overall producer of blueberries in the United States. No wonder we were drawn to making a blueberry inspired toastie. 

Why We Love It

We love to turn existing recipes into something new. To put them in a new coat, right? Yes, a Toastie coat. We took that kinda literal with this one. But it works! We love how easy this toastie is to make and we love that we can pretend to go to work with a blueberry muffin, without having to spend hours working and waiting in the kitchen on real muffins. 

Equipment

You might be used to making your French toast in a pan. Today, we are going to make it in a toastie-maker! The experimental “Lab” that we are, we have tried both the toastie-maker and the sandwich-grill. Apart from either a sandwich-press or a panini grill, you’re only going to want to use a whisk… And even that is replaceable by a fork. It’s the best of both worlds: Muffin flavoured, toastieasy. 

  • Tefal: Inicio Grill (Awesome for Toasties and All Grilling Needs)
  • Tefal: Ultracompact Sandwich (Dedicated Toastie Maker)
  • Whisk (Any Brand is Fine)

Feeling Blue? 

Let’s start with the most essential part of this muffin toastie: the blueberries! (OK, really all we care about is the butter, but we can’t really say that…) So, blueberries. If it’s blueberry season you really want to opt for the freshest, most organic blueberries that you can find. If its off season, you could see if your supermarket has frozen blueberries, or blueberry jam. Our supermarket even had a blueberry spread – only half the sugar! 

Depending on your toastie needs (snack, breakfast, desert, sweet-tooth moment), you could, A) go for fresh blueberries, B) choose blueberry jam, or C) all of the above. 

Vanilla or Cinnamon?

You will find most blueberry recipes with either vanilla aroma or cinnamon. We choose for option C) all of the above. The combination of vanilla and cinnamon gives this recipe it’s dessert-like flavor. Call it sophisticated, if you like. 

Crust or No Crust?

I remember the days when I did NOT want to eat the crusts of my bread. I also remember the days when I was visiting my grandmother and she would prepare me “Wentelteefjes” (the Dutch version of French toast), without crusts

As of today, I am still convinced that the official recipe does not include the crust of the bread. However, the person I am currently sharing my lunches with – lab-collaborator Jack – insisted on keeping the crusts on the bread. 

Creative as we are, we went for option C) all of the above, again. And we tried both with and without crust. I liked A) without crust, Jack liked B) with crust. You can make your own choice 🙂

Wentelteefjes

Another memory of those times I was eating Wentelteefjes without crust with my grandmother, is the image of a newspaper comic about “Eefje Wentelteefje”. Of course, I felt like a star because my nickname is Eefje, (or Eef, short for Eveline). 

Little did I know that the English translation of the dish was slightly less flathering than I could ever imagine… (Yes, French toast in Dutch is freely translated as “Turning Bitches”!). Hmmmmmm. Still delicious, nevertheless. 

Additionally, I remember making the Wentelteefjes with lots of sugar and cinnamon, replacing regular sugar with vanilla brought this recipe to a completely new level! Not to mention the blueberries 🙂 

OOOOH! My First Recipe Ever!

I JUST REMEMBERED THAT THIS MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST RECIPES I HAVE EVER MADE FROM A COOKBOOK!

When I was a kid, someone gave me my first cookbook, and the Wentelteefjes was one of the recipes. It definitely triggered something!

Butter!

The trick of making good muffins is by adding butter. Normally, we would spread some butter on the outsides of our toastie. 

But this time, the toastie would be drenched in an egg and milk mixture. To make sure the toastie would come out nice and buttery, we decided to add the butter onto the grill, right before placing the toastie. 

Sandwich Grill Vs. Toastie-Maker

The discussion on which equipment is best for making toasties continues. And heated as it may get, Jack and I both had to admit that today we had no winner. Both the toastie-maker and the sandwich-press did a fabulous job at toastie-making today. 

YouTube Video

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Blueberry Muffin Toastie Recipe


  • Author: Toastie Lab
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Description

It’s the secret to a great start to the day. Really all you need is a blueberry muffin and a steaming’ cup of coffee when you’re on your way to work, right? And the secret of great blueberry muffins is butter and blueberries. That sounds like something you could eat on a toastie! Turn your bread into French toast and this toastie becomes something otherworldly delicious and luxurious!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 4 tablespoons of blueberry jam
  • 1 egg
  • 5 ml of milk
  • 15 grams of vanilla flavoured sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl. Crack an egg (in the bowl) and add the milk. Stir with a fork or whisk until well mixed. 
  2. Pour the mixture on a plate. Make sure it’s flat. 
  3. On another plate, mix half of the vanilla sugar with half of the cinnamon. Stir or shake to mix. 
  4. Grab two slices of bread and spread some (a lot of some!) blueberry jam on the bread. You can add more blueberries if you want to. If you are using just fresh blueberries, hold on! 
  5. If you’d like to use “crustless” bread, make sure to cut off the crusts before you add the blueberry jam. 
  6. Place the second slice of bread on top of the other one. 
  7. Grab the bread and place it in the egg mixture. Let it sit for a bit so that it can absorb it well. Then flip and let sit again. 
  8. If you’re using fresh blueberries, you want to drench the bread slice by slice on both sides. You can add the blueberries after drenching the bread and you can even press them into the bread so that it will even look like a real muffin! 
  9. When the bread is drenched, grab it and place it on the other plate. Swirl it around so that it is nicely (and equally) covered with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Turn around and so the same with the other side. 
  10. Butter matters. Now, here’s the important part of the recipe: Make sure you add some butter onto the grill. Place the toastie onto the grill and add some more butter on top of the toastie. This really doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to make sure you’ll get that muffin-y flavor.
  11. Close the grill, press if you want to and wait until done. 
  12. Take the toastie out of the grill, carefully. Cut diagonally, carefully. And sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the toastie. Garnish with extra blueberries and add more blueberry jam on the side in a cute little bowl. 
  13. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Bread Tip: White bread!!! But a light-multigrain bread could also work. 
  • Sauce TipHoney, maple or more blueberries
  • Category: Comfort Food, Dessert, Snack, French Toast
  • Method: Toasted Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Keywords: Comfort Food, Blueberry, Dessert, French Toast

Toastie Lab

Toastie Lab is the collective effort of Jack and Eveline. We love making, experimenting with, and eating toasted sandwiches.

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