Celebrate Matariki with This French Toast

Celebrate Matariki with This French Toast

Celebrate Matariki with a breakfast that's both delicious and festive! These Blueberry & Cornflake Crusted French Toast Stacks are the perfect way to start the day during this special time of year.

The crunchy cornflake coating and creamy blueberry topping symbolize the vibrant and diverse flavors of the season. Topped with fresh berries and star sprinkles, this dish not only tastes amazing but also reflects the joy and togetherness of Matariki. Gather your loved ones and enjoy a breakfast that's as special and memorable as the celebration itself. Happy Matariki!

French Toast

  • 10 slices whole meal bread
  •  2 large eggs
  •  ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or natural sweetener
  • 2 cups cornflakes, roughly crushed
  • Canola oil spray or butter


  • 120g cream cheese, soften at room temp
  • 50ml evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or natural sweetener
  • ½ cup blueberries, roughly blended
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries & boysenberries
  • Star sprinkles

How To Do It

- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, salt and sugar.
Use a round cookie cutter or cake mould (around 8 – 10 cm) to press on whole meal bread & make round pieces.  Don’t worry about wastage. You can save these bread offcuts for egg in a whole toast.

- Soak the round bread, one at a time, in egg mixture until bread has absorbed all liquid. Crumble with crushed cornflakes until both sides are covered.

- Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with canola oil or 2 tbsp butter if using. When the pan is hot, place the cornflake coated breads onto the hot surface.

- Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side, until the cornflakes are browned, and the toast is cooked. Cook all slices and let them rest for a few minutes.

- In a small bowl, whip cream cheese until light & fluffy. Add a little bit of evaporated milk until you’re happy with the texture. Follow by blended blueberries and mix until all is combined.

- Place round French toast on a plate. Dollop a good amount of blueberries crème cheese on top and follow by another toast. Repeat with another 2 or 3 bread pieces. Finish off with the berries, star sprinkles and pour some evaporated milk on top. Enjoy~

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