How does a mom get protein into a child that won’t eat eggs? Trick him with egg-stra special French toast! In my daily struggle to ensure that the Oldest gets a balanced diet with adequate protein for a growing seven year old, this is not an easy task. The Oldest is allergic to nuts and basically a vegetarian (he can’t stand the texture of meat).
However…he loves homemade French toast and has no clue about the eggs in it. We’ll keep that as our little secret, ok?
For the adults, you can easily dress up this no-fuss breakfast by plating it on your best china with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream on top. Your brunch guests will think you worked hard to put this together…but we know the truth.
6 slices of bread
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
Preheat griddle to medium-high. Mix everything together in a flat-bottom dish, such as a square baking pan. Dip bread in batter for a few seconds. Flip bread over and dip other side. Don’t let bread sit in batter or it will absorb too much liquid and will fall apart when you lift it out. Cook French toast on griddle for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top and serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh seasonal berries.