Red, White And DA-Licious!

June 19, 2012

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Matt baked a test batch of our July Red, White and Blue Swirl bread yesterday and brought me home a tiny loaf. With raspberries, blueberries and cream cheese, this was INCREDIBLE!! Best bread we’ve debuted in months!!

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So I turned in into the most delicious french toast! Soaked in 1 egg and a splash of milk for 30 seconds per side and seared in a nice hot pan

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Then topped with almond butter, berries and coconut

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And served with an Earl Grey tea-ccino with milk frothed in my IKEA frother. I absolutely love Earl Grey – why I don’t I just buy a box!?

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Can’t wait to make this again!

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1 Presley (@runpretty) June 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

That looks AMAZING! Hope you and baby are doing well!

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2 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

That is by far one of my favorite GH breads! So tasty! Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

That looks scrumptious! I love any cheese swirled into bread, and one of my favorite ways to do french toast it to stuff it with cinnamon cream cheese. Basically, you ate my dream breakfast. :)

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4 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde June 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

Ahh, that bread sounds amazing, and your French toast looks incredible! I wonder if our local Great Harvest will have that flavor… I’ll be looking for it. And I’d love to make that French toast for my family!

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5 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

Um….WOW! I’m drooling!

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6 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

Mmmm Loveeee sweet fruit filled breads!!!

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 19, 2012 at 8:19 am

Wow, cream cheese IN the bread? Now that is innovation! Have a great day Kath! :)

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8 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

That bread looks delicious! :) I sure hope you will be selling that festive bread for the 4th of July!

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9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries June 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

this bread sounds amazing! and making in to french toast?!?! even better!

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10 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux June 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try that new bread, and to take some to the beach for my family’s 4th of July vacation!!

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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

THAT BREAD!!!! Oh goodness it sounds Ahhh-mazing! :)

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12 Becca June 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

Did you get to the try the new bread on its own too, or just in the form of French Toast? Love sweet breads!

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13 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

Had a bite plain first

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14 donna June 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

Yummy! I’ve already had breakfast, but now you’re making me want it again!

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15 Melissa @ HerGreenLife June 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

Looks delicious — can’t wait to have a kitchen that’s not full of moving boxes so I can make something like that!

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16 Antonia @ healthinspirations June 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

The bread looks incredible. Matt should start his own blog and share his creative recipes with us (especially for those who are not fortunate enough to live close to your bakery!)

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17 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

He can’t share because they’re all company secret : )

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18 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

That bread really does look and sound amazing!! Do you ship? Haha. Might have to try to recreate it!

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19 Khushboo June 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

4th of July sure came early…YUM!

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20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

Oh, I bet that was amazing French toast! YUM! I love summer produce! Have a great day Kath!

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21 Taylor June 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

Wow, looks amazing!! Wish I could have a loaf of that bread… And Kath, what type of coconut do you use?

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22 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

Plain unsweet – I don’t like it!! I use coconut but the teaspoon, so I’m going back to sweetened when this is gone

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23 Taylor June 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

Ah, that’s what I have as well; I’m regretting the desicion for less indulgent coconut for as much as I use it. Also, just wanted to say “hi!” while I’m here; I quietly read your blog every day but I thank you for being such an inspiration

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24 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hi!!

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25 Hope June 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

Can you really taste such a small amount of coconut sprinkled on your food? I love coconut and I know I’d want a mound of it! :)

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26 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

Not really – it’s more for decoration

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27 Hope June 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

Ah ok.

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28 Katie June 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

Gotta love GH for having so many tasty sweet and savory varieties and for being so multi-purpose! It works great for toasted sandwiches and french toast, so many store bought breads just turn to mush. We sampled the blueberry cream cheese last week and can’t wait for the red, white and blue which I know I used for french toast last year. It’s hard to believe it’s almost July!

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29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

your french toast looks delicious, how lucky you are to be married to a baker! Hope you have a great day, Kath!

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30 Angel7 June 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

A bread with a combo of raspberries, blueberries & especially yummy cream cheese is my kind of bread! I love, love, love cream cheese!!! Is that Matt’s creation, or a recipe from the bread bank?

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31 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

It’s a GH favorite

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32 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

Wow! What a breakfast! Looks devine!

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33 Kel June 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

YUM! I am SO hoping my GH has this so I can copy your breakfast!

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34 Emily Butler June 19, 2012 at 8:53 am

That looks fantastic, I’m going to have to try that, I finished off our raspberries this morning though so I’m going to have to sub in strawberries! And French toasting it makes it even better I’m sure!

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35 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

That sounds so good! and the bead is so beautiful with that swirl! love it!

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36 Dominique June 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

That bread looks amazing! Filled with my favourite berries. I’m gonna have to make a trip down south sometime to visit a Great Harvest. For some reason I always think French toast is really time consuming so I never make it–unless it’s for a special occasion. Oh and Earl Grey is my fave type of tea. When I was younger I absolutely could not stand it and now I can’t imagine living without the five different varieties I currently have on rotation: decaf EG, vanilla EG, green tea EG, dark chocolate EG and regular. It’s like an addiction!

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37 Nicole June 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

Oh my goodness! I just finished eating a delicious bowl of oats, but now I’m jealous that I didn’t eat your breakfast. That looks freaking amazing!

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38 Millie Snyder June 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

Yumm! This looks great! I would have never thought to try making french toast with that bread but it looks delicious (and I’m sure it tasted delicious too). I love that you topped it with almond butter… you’re turning me into a HUGE almond butter fan! Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing!

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39 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

I wish you could share the recipes with us! :)

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40 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner June 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

Wow, that looks amazing! I really need to eat French toast more often; if I had bread like that in my house, I definitely would.

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41 Alicia June 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

That bread looks/sounds insanely tasty!

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42 Annette @FitnessPerks June 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Oh wow!!! That sounds incredible!

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43 Emily @Emily's Olives June 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Omg I really need to get myself a milk frother. I think it would add so much to my teas! Love the look of the bread, how can I persuade Great Harvest to open a location in Canada? hahahaha I’d probs have to open one myself!

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44 Kristen June 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Have you guys made the cranberry almond oatmeal GHBC recipe… I’m obsessed!

My Great Harvest makes the Red White and Blue Swirl w/ brown sugar, butter, and white chocolate chips. Oh. My. God.

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45 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

Yup!

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46 Emilia June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Wow, this looks delicious and perfect for french toast. French toast has got to be one of my favorite breakfasts ever, but I rarely make it with regular bread let alone with awesome bread, but I’m definitely feeling inspired. Maybe this weekend ;)

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47 Sara June 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

Wish we had a GH in Richmond!!

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48 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

I know two different people who are trying to open one there! I bet you’ll have one within a year or so :)

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49 Sara June 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

Yay! That’s exactly what I was hoping you’d say :-) With everything we have in Short Pump, it is certainly something we’re missing!

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50 Roxanne June 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

The closest one to me is 2 hours away in another province!

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51 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

That bread sounds delicious!! Do all Great Harvests carry it??

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52 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

There really isn’t any bread that ALL Great Harvests have since everything is owner choice, but many do have this one

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53 Diane June 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

Looks so delicious! I haven’t made french toast in a while, I usually just make pancakes or waffles if I want something sweet, but I keep forgetting about french toast.

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54 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

French toast sounds SOOOOO good. I haven’t had that in FOREVER. Will have to hit that up this weekend.

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55 Andrea@ Mainelyveggies June 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

Oh man! That looks amazing!! I love french toast!!!

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56 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

Ok there’s a probiotic drink called DAH-Licious or something similar. They sent me some free coupons and I can’t find the product anywhere (not WFs even) but I thought maybe you had gotten the same coupons and found it based on post title :)

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57 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I have tried that before!

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58 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Matt’s bread sounds amazing!! I bet it made the best french toast!! It looks great topped with almond butter!!!

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59 Kellie June 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

Kath, I recently picked up an Ikea frother and used it this morning for the first time. How much milk do you froth at a time? I used ~1/4c skim milk, and it didn’t get very frothy. I’m also wondering if the lack of fat contributed to its lack of frothiness… hmm.

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60 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

About 1/4 a cup – but you do want some fat!! I use 2% milk, so mine froths nicely. I know places like Starbucks can get skim to froth, but I haven’t had much luck

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61 Mary June 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I get my skim milk to froth by heating it first in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

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62 Becky June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’m eating sardines right now, for the first time ever. Mostly because you said they aren’t bad :) But also because we are moving in a month and have like 5 tins of them that I don’t want to move. Luckily, you were right and they aren’t bad. They taste like a slightly fishier tuna!

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63 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Woo hoo!

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64 @FactFinderSteph June 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

You are such an ARTIST with your food and photography! Maybe it’s because I am an artist myself (painter and photographer) but I just can’t seem to get over how beautiful your photos always look!

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65 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Thank you : )

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66 Mary June 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

What brand of almond butter do you use?

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67 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Maranatha

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68 Janelle June 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

Oh man; I want to jump through the screen and gobble that bread! Maybe I should go feed myself some lunch… :)

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69 Roxanne June 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

LOL I licked the screen….

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70 Brita June 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

that bread looks incredible!!! I’ll have to stop by one of your locations around Boston to get some of that for the 4th. Soooo yummy!

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71 kate June 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

That looks wonderful!

I have been wondering, are you out of chia seeds? I haven’t seen you use them in ages. YOu are the reason I love them so!

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72 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I think I used them last week? I always put them in oats and overnight oats

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73 CampingGirl June 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Cream cheese baked into bread?? Is there anything better?!

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74 Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken June 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oh.my.god. My cousin gave me a loaf of the Blueberry Cream Cheese Swirl bread from the Greenville (SC) GH and I have never tasted such amazing bread-y goodness like that. Yours looks even better. YAY BREAD!

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75 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Wow I may just have to track down a Great Harvest for that bread. It sounds A-mazing! Earl Grey is my favorite too. I just recently bought a big box of it and now I find I rarely feel like it. =(

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76 ~Christy June 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

One of my absolute favorite french toasts! Yes, yes, yes! :) We have it often.

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77 Emily June 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

why I don’t I just buy a box…good question.

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78 M June 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

A Greatest Harvest is opening in my area! I’m not sure when, but they just put a sign up. I’m excited to finally try all the delicious things you show on your blog! :-)

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79 Gina June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Yum, I bought a loaf of the red, white and blue last year around July 4th weekend and it was one of the best breads I’ve had…pretty sure I finished the loaf solo! I’m so glad you posted this to remind me to be on the lookout for it!!

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80 Jamie @ StudioEats June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

oh man this looks SO good!!! I need to do french toast soon, good reminder ;)

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81 beth June 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Cute tea cup! Where’s it from?

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82 KathEats June 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

It was an OpenSky sale from Hues + Brews

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83 Ashley @ Eat Sleep and Breathe It June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

That bread looks DIVINE!

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84 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

That bread looks So good! You are a very creative bunch there at the bakery!

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85 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

YUM! I love french toast. I had the idea to make some with an english muffin the other day and I found myself wondering why I hadn’t done that sooner. SO good!

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86 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

There is no Great Harvest near my hometown, so my friend & I are literally counting down the days until we get back to college in August and can hit up the local Great Harvest there. We’ve already made a plan to go together right after we unpack our things :)

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87 Lee, Anytime Health June 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

That is so cool that you and Matt can still be creative at the bakery. I didn’t realize you were aloud to create your own recipes when you own a franchise. Send me some? :)

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88 KathEats June 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

Yep, it’s really more of a co-op of owners than a traditional franchise – we can do whatever we want!

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89 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Berries + cream cheese is such a winning combination. Wish there was a GH closer to me!

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