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 toddler!

INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 3 SERVINGS

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk or water

1 teaspoon white sugar

Pinch of cinnamon

1 tablespoon oil

3 slices whole wheat bread

Dress It Up!

Once your little one 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.

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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