How to make french toast
Time: 5 minutes + 10 minutes cooking
This easy french toast or eggy bread recipe is one of our favourite lunches. It’s one of the few ways Hannah will eat egg, and thankfully, now that Lewis is on solids he seems to be a fan too. Now that we’ve made this together a few times, Hannah can almost do the whole thing for herself with just a little supervision.
A splash of milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 slices of bread
Crack the eggs into a bowl
Get your toddler to gently tap the egg on the rim of the bowl. Once it starts to crack they can push their fingers in and crack it open. With a bit of practice Hannah has become quite good at this but if a bit of shell does slip in I just use a larger bit to fish it out (shell sticks better to shell than it does your finger).
Add a splash of milk
You just enough to loosen the mixture a little – a table spoon or two. Get your kids to add the vanilla and cinnamon at this point as well.
Whisk the eggs
This is always Hannah’s favourite part and a great first job in the kitchen for any tiny chef. Either give your toddler a fork or a hand whisk to mix the eggs and milk together.
Coat the bread in the egg mixture
Dip one slice of bread in the eggs. This is an easy thing for your toddler to help with. Once one side is coated they can just use their hands to turn it over and do the other side. (Make sure you wipe their hands once you’re finished.)
Fry the eggy bread
Add a little oil to a frying pan, then cook the bread for 2-3 minutes on each side. Use a fish slice to flip it over. I don’t tend to let Hannah near the hob yet, as I can’t quite trust her not to burn herself. She’s allowed on the counter still but i’ve set a boundary that she’s not allowed to cross when the gas is on. To keep her busy I try and get her to help get plates and cutlery ready.
Serve the french toast
Use a fish slice to pop the eggy bread on to plates and serve. We sometimes just enjoy it with a bit of butter but you could add jam or fruit – anything you like really, sweet or savoury.
How to make french toast
- 3 eggs
- 1 splash milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 slices bread
Make the eggy coating
- Break the eggs into a dish. Add a splash of water, the cinnamon and vanilla and give it a good whisk.
Cook the french toast
- Heat a little oil or a knob of butter in a frying pan. Dip each slice of bread into the eggy mixture making sure each side is coated. Cook it on each side for a few minutes until it is cooked through.
- Serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!