After reading Victoria’s post the other day about the Best Bread it got me thinking about other dishes that have bread as the main ingredient. What other than French Toast? Kids love to dip anything but what is commercially prepared is never a good option. Here is an easy recipe that you can make today or whip up a batch this weekend and have plenty for next week!
You can buy French Toast sticks in the freezer section – but do you really know what is in them? Most of them are deep fried leaving you with tons of grease and an upset stomach! Kellogg’s Eggo French Toaster Sticks have 2 kinds of dye in them, a laundry list of ingredients, not to mention there is 25% of your sodium in a serving – really why on earth do they put that much salt in those things? To make them taste better I guess – load them with fat, salt and sugar and you can make the poorest quality food taste better but guess who ends up paying the price? Our waistlines and our hearts and that of our kids – is it really worth it?
It didn’t take me anytime at all to put this together and it was just as easy to make a double batch and freeze some for breakfast next week. You can spread peanut butter and jelly or cream cheese and berries or bananas in the middle for an easy school lunch. I used the Nature’s Pride Hearty Whole Wheat with Flax Bread and it worked beautifully. Each slice is full of 22 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. Once I had the liquid mixed up it didn’t take long to get this on the griddle and cooking away. I made a big Ziploc bag full and they kids have eaten off them all week, even had them for a snack after school with fresh fruit.
I hope your find them easy to make and enjoy them as much as my kids did. Who can resist yummy cinnamon French Toast fingers? Just remember to serve them with pure maple syrup or fruit juice sweetened jam. It really hits the spot!
|Best French Toast Sticks||
- 6 slices of Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat Flax Bread
- 1 c. coconut milk, unsweetened
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 T. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 t. cinnamon
- Dash nutmeg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 t. zest of orange (optional)
- Stack the bread slices in 2 piles and cut each pile into 4 fingers.
- Beat together egg, coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, and orange if using.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high flame.
- Dunk the fingers of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot with pure maple syrup, jam and fresh fruit.