Simple French Toast

French toast is not really a French food. By most accounts, it originated in the United States hundreds of years ago. Some think the original French toast was made by soaking toasted French bread in a mixture of wine and orange juice. Tasty, perhaps, but definitely not for your baby!

3 Servings

1 egg

3 slices whole-wheat bread

1 tablespoon milk or water

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon white sugar pinch of cinnamon

  • Combine the egg, milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat thoroughly.

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan. One at a time, dip the bread slices into the egg mixture and soak for about 10 seconds. Flip the bread over and soak on the other side.

  • Place each of the bread slices into the heated pan.

  • Fry on each side until lightly browned, usually 1–3 minutes per side.

  • Let cool completely before cutting into pieces and serving as finger food.

Dress It Up!

Once your baby has mastered simple French toast, try adding fruit to make it a bit more appealing to the rest of the family. Mix a few mashed blueberries or strawberries into the egg mixture, for example. Or, if you want to try a creamier French toast, add a little applesauce to the egg mixture. You can also add a little vanilla or almond extract.

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