Last week I made French toast, served it to the kids alongside little dishes for dipping -- maple syrup for Kenya, honey for Chloe -- and before I could turn to cut up some fruit, Chloe said, “I wish these were French Toast Sticks”. I get it. There's something a bit more fun about these little sticks. Aside from being cute, they're easy for kids to hold and dip. Since the day I first made this recipe it’s been a regular request from both of my kids before bedtime for me to make the next morning.
I'm truly grateful when my kids remind me of their favorites, like these, which are a delicious choice to re-share with you on Rewind Wednesday if I do say so myself!
One of our missions at weelicious is to offer recipes the entire family can enjoy together. A few simple alterations to most any dish suited for mommy and daddy, can make it totally attractive to kids. Take these French Toast Sticks, for example. It's not that I couldn't just hand Chloe, my 15 month old, an entire piece of french toast and have her eat it -- she's actually such an adventurous eater right now, she'll hoover just about anything -- but tailoring a breakfast food my husband and I normally eat with a knife and fork so it's in a fun and appealing kid friendly shape, allows everyone in our family to enjoy the same meal in our own way.
These little french toast "fingers" are not only delicious, they're also the perfect size for little hands to hold. Kenya loves dipping them into raspberr-wee sauce, Chloe loves that she can have some independence eating by herself without us cutting her food into little pieces first and I love that you get triple the crusty edges (my favorite part) for each piece of cooked toast since you cut each piece of bread into three sticks . There's truly nothing better then a recipe that fulfills everyone's needs!
French Toast Sticks (Makes 15 Sticks)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk , Rice or Almond
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp honey
- pinch of salt
- 5 Slices of Bread, trim edges and cut into 1 inch sticks
- 1 Tbsp butter
1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, honey and salt until combined.
2. Dip each bread stick in the egg mixture until each side is coated with the mixture.
3. Heat a saute pan or griddle over medium heat with 1 tbsp of butter and cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
4. Serve with honey, maple syrup, or raspberr-wee sauce.