Sometimes my ridiculousness even amazes me.
I have no idea what in tarnation made me want to make some kind of roasted grape mascarpone French toast crostini business.
Honestly, I’m not even sure I got the capitalization right. Is it French Toast or is the toast French? Beats me.
So, anyhoo —
I’m keeping things short today because I have some lawyer stuff to do for a family situation. Wish me luck!
I hope you like it and I hope you make it!
I’m sure glad I did.
I hope you do too!
Honey Roasted Grape Mascarpone French Toast Crostini
- 2 pounds red and white seedless grapes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a few pinches more for finishing
- 12 slices baguette or french bread about 1/2 -3/4 inch thick
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 8 ounces mascarpone
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 425
Combine grapes, olive oil, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Spread out in an even layer on a parchment covered baking sheet
Roast 10 - 12 minutes, until some of the grapes begin to burst and the juices run out, careful not to burn the juices
Reduce heat to 200
Heat a griddle to 400 or a skillet on the stove to high
Whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla bean paste
Soak the pieces of bread in the egg mixture and transfer to griddle or skillet, cook 3-4 minutes each side, working in batches and move them to a foil or parchment lined baking sheet into the 200 degree oven to keep warm
Divide marscapone evenly among the cooked french toast slices, spoon a few grapes with juice on top, then almond slices and a pinch of salt
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Wow roasted grapes?! I’ve never thought to do that before. This french toast crostini sounds delicious, Rachelle! What a decadent breakfast!
Crazy, right? It was definitely decadent! Thanks Gayle!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This is such a fancy fancy dish! Love the roasted grapes and french toast 🙂 Delicious!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
All sorts of deliciousness is happening with this French toast buisness, Rachelle! Love the honey roasted grapes and mascarpone is ALWAYS a winner in my book! This looks like the perfect way to start every day! Good luck with the law stuff for the family, my dear! Cheers! Xo
It was wicked delicious, girlfriend! I always say yes to mascarpone too! Cheers! Xo
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
You roasted grapes? That sounds fabulous, Rachelle. I see this french toast crostini happening in my kitchen very soon!
Why, yes indeed I did, Jen! I highly recommend it!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Wow! What an amazing looking dish. Just loving the sound of this dish. So damn droolicious. I can have these for all my meals. Fabulous share my dear!
Damn droolicious! Ha! I LOVE it! Thanks Anu!
Linda @ Veganosity
I love roasted grapes and French toast! And I think I could whip up a great substitution for the cheese. This is on my list of things to veganize. Good luck with the lawyer stuff!
I would love to see what you do if you veganize this! You are always so creative – so I’m sure it will be awesome!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Roasted grapes? What an incredible and totally delicious idea! Love that you added the mascarpone in here too! Looks and sounds amazing!
Thanks Kelly! It really was tasty!
Okay, first of all – good luck (with your lawyer business). Second of all – WHAT?! I can imagine the sweet flavor of the grapes against the creaminess of the mascarpone set atop one of my favorite things…French toast. Holy! You’ve outdone yourself, my friend!
Thanks Annie! Sometimes I even scare myself! I highly recommend it!
This is such a great idea! Love grapes! Pinning to try it!
I think you will love it, Mira! Thanks for the Pin!
WOW! This is something new and interesting. Sounds so delicious and looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Kushi!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong
OMG! These french toast crostini looks out of the world.. Roasted grapes!! What a wonderful idea! Love love it.. 😀
They were incredible! Thanks Arpita!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Roasted grapes? I have never even thought of those before, let alone tried them. I bet they go SO well with cheese.
It was definitely a good combo, Dannii!
Manali @ CookWithManali
Wow I have never roasted grapes but it all looks so good together! My mouth is watering looking at the pictures!!!
Thanks for the kind words, Manali!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit
Ooo are you a lawyer?!
I agree this recipe is crazy but also so smart?! Definitely something i would eat, as i LOVE grapes. nice one =D
Shhhhh – don’t tell anybody – no one likes lawyers. 🙂 It was a totally crazy idea and totally delicious! Thanks!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
Ahhh! Roasted grapes are pretty much the best thing ever. SO putting them on top of french toast sounds like a pretty stellar idea! Looks so yummy!
Yay! Another fan of roasted grapes! Thanks Jess!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
Oh my girl, you definitely know how to dress a crostini! This looks fantastic, and I love roasted grapes!