Friday, April 13, 2018

French Toast Sticks for One

It was the day after I had finally finished making my new DIY backdrops. They were finally dry and I was in the biggest suspense wondering how they would look in photos.

I got big guy down for a nap and baby girl happy in her swing and started searching the cupboards and fridge looking for some kind of inspiration for a post. Moldy green beans and rotten apples flew over my shoulders as I dug. I was getting more desperate with each passing moment. I knew the kids wouldn't sleep long. This was my only chance.

Suddenly I stumbled on an old loaf of store bought bread, and thus, these french toast sticks were born.

I quickly threw these together, unashamedly making a huge mess and glancing at the clock the whole time. And somehow, just as I was putting my camera away, the kids both simultaneously woke up starving.

Luckily I had the perfect snack prepared.

Of course, I didn't have any gluten free bread around (I already explained the sorry state of my pantry that day) so I could not enjoy these myself, but they are definitely one-year-old approved.

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    • French Toast Sticks for One
    • Makes 8 strips

    • 2 slices sandwich bread (I used store bought whole wheat)
    • 2 eggs 
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • A pinch of salt 
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    • Maple syrup and powdered sugar

    • Slice the bread into 8 strips. Set aside. Heat a pan over medium-high heat.

    • Beat the eggs and cream in a shallow dish (I just use a fork). Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. 

    • Soak the bread strips in the mixture (as many pieces as can fit at a time) flipping them to make sure you soak in as much as you can. 

    • Add the butter to the pan and once it is melted, lay the strips in the pan. Cook them for a few minutes, flipping halfway through so that both sides are golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and dust with powdered sugar if desired. 


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