When I was growing up, I would often wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and find my step father in the kitchen making breakfast. It was usually oatmeal, but if I asked really nicely, I could always convince him to make my favorite – French toast. I loved his French toast because he had a secret weapon. He would cook one side of the French toast, flip it over, and sprinkle the cooked side with a little bit of sugar. This created a sweet and crispy slice of french toast from heaven.
When Nate asked for French toast for breakfast this morning, I immediately remembered those early mornings in the kitchen with my step father. I decided to try and recreate the French toast that I loved so much as a kid. I try to avoid, or limit refined sugars, especially for the kids. This recipes uses a light sprinkle of maple sugar. The maple sugar adds just enough sweetness and maple flavor that you really don’t need to top with maple syrup. I used sliced baguette to make this because my kids love any food that they can pick up and eat with their hands.
A flavorful french toast with hints of vanilla and cinnamon...bit sized for you favorite kiddos (or grown-ups!)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp maple sugar
- 8 slices bread or use sliced baguette for bite sized pieces
- oil or butter for the pan
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until combined and fluffy.
Over medium heat, warm the oil or butter until shimmering.
Dip your bread into the milk and egg mixture, flip over once, and transfer to the pan for cooking.
Once browned, flip the French toast.
Sprinkle the finished side with the maple sugar.
Cook until golden brown on the second side.
Transfer to a plate and top with fresh berries, sliced apples, or another side of your choice.
Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.