French toast

Recipes
A great breakfast and quick snack for the whole family.
Preparation time:
5 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time:
15 minutes
Portions:
5 toasts
From 1 year
Breakfast
Snack
Without sugar
Vegetarian
Within 1 year

Try our French toast recipe, the perfect choice for little foodies! This toast is a favorite among babies and toddlers, not only because of its delicious taste, but also because it is easy to hold and eat. For parents, it represents a great opportunity to creatively supplement the necessary nutrients. The recipe is flexible, so you can easily adapt it according to your child’s preferences and serve it in a way that is attractive and tasty for him.

What ingredients you will need

  • 150 ml of whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 thick slices of bread, ideally toasted
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil (or other fat for greasing the pan)
  • 300 ml of whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 thick slices of bread, ideally toasted
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (or other fat for greasing the pan)
  • 450 ml of whole milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 15 thick slices of bread, ideally toasted
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil (or other fat for greasing the pan)

Procedure

  1. Take a shallow bowl in which you will be able to dip the slices of bread later.
  2. Mix the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a bowl with a whisk.
  3. Coat a pan with canola oil and heat it over medium heat.
  4. Dip a slice of bread into the mixed milk mixture and let it soak up the liquid on both sides.
  5. Put the stuffed bread slice in the pan and let it fry on both sides for about 4 minutes, until it is lightly browned.
  6. Serve the toasts still warm with the topping of your choice.

Notes

  • Choose white toasted bread (wheat) with thick slices. It will absorb liquid better and will also not tear.
  • Cinnamon and vanilla essence are only for flavoring, you can leave them out of the recipe completely. However, we recommend adding other spices to make the toast tasty to the child.
  • If you want to create a balanced breakfast or snack, just add your favorite addition to the toast in the form of fruit and a dairy product (e.g. yogurt).
  • If you want to increase your fat intake, try serving the toast with nut butter, creamy yogurt or sour cream.
  • In some recipes for sweet dishes, you may come across the recommendation of coconut oil as a suitable fat. From a nutritional point of view, this oil is considered the least suitable choice in terms of fat composition (high content of saturated fatty acids). Its occasional use, or occasional consumption of foods containing it, will not endanger health. For regular inclusion in our diet and the diet of our children, for example, rapeseed and olive oil is a more suitable choice.
  • We do not recommend serving toast with honey to children under one year of age. In addition to sugars (risk of tooth decay), honey is risky for infants due to possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum bacteria – the cause of infant botulism.

Nutritional values

Portions: 100 g of toast | Calories: 129 calories | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Sugar: 2.5 g | Protein: 6 g | Fats: 5 g | Fibre: 1 g

Serving tips

  • If the child does not want to touch the toast because of the texture, serve the toast straight with a fork or toothpicks so that the child is not immediately discouraged by the contact with the surface of the toast.
  • If the child prefers very crunchy foods, don’t be afraid to leave the toast in the pan for a few minutes longer at a low temperature. This way, we turn the soft and crispy toast into a homemade sweet cracker, which, however, does not lose any of its nutritional value.
  • If the child has difficulty chewing the toast, try cutting it into small cubes and soaking it in milk . In this way, you will create homemade cereal with milk, which the child will eat well with a spoon.
  • By cutting out an interesting shape, you can arouse the child’s interest. However, it is necessary to realize that no artistic creation will guarantee interest in tasting the given food. But it can be the first step of a spark of interest in something new on the plate.

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