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Healthy french toast sticks for baby-led weaning
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A Healthy French Toast

A healthier version of the traditional French toast, low in saturated fat but high on flavor. Perfect for a weekend breakfast for the whole family and one your toddler will love.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine French-inspired
Fridge Life? 3 days
Freezable? Not really, will be mushy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 240kcal
Author Dora

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk 100ml
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3.5 oz blueberries 100g
  • 4 tsp peanut butter
  • 4 slices wholewheat bread

Instructions

  • Mix the eggs, milk and cinnamon in a bowl or a deep plate.
  • Soak each slice of bread into the mixture so that it is covered from all sides.
  • Put a stick-free pan onto the stove, add the olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is heated put the slices of bread (the number of slices you can bake at once depends on your pan) on the pan.
  • Fry for a few minutes on each side. You can press the with the bottom of a spatula so that it bakes more evenly.
  • Once cooked, transfer to a plate and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving with blueberries and peanut butter or any other toppings.

Notes

Important note for bread for babies under 1. Look for bread that has under 100mg of sodium per slice, does not contain honey or any nuts and seeds or artificial sweeteners.
Bake on medium heat. You want your french toast to be nice and crispy on the outside but also cooked in the middle. And the key to achieving this is using medium heat. You can heat your pan over high heat (although I prefer doing this on medium heat also) but you need to lower it to medium before adding the bread.
Use your spatula. When making french toast, the spatula is not only for turning the bread over or removing it from the pan. It can also help the french toast bake evenly. You can do this by pressing the bottom of the spatula over the french toast while baking. On both sides. That way you will have an evenly baked crispy bread slice.
Use the leftover mixture. Although this is not a tip & trick for the french toast it is for possible leftovers of the mixture. You can simply toss it into the pan after you've made all your french toast slices and make an omelette out of it.

How To Serve to Babies?

  • Baby-led Weaning 6-9 month old – cut into the width and length of an adult finger and remove the crust.
  • 9 month+ or pincer grasp – remove the crust if you find it too hard and cut the bread into smaller bite size pieces, the size of your pinky fingernail

Toddlers

  • Serve the same as you would for adults
  • You can cut it into triangles, squares, really whatever your toddler desires

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice with toppings | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg