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If you’re as far from energetic in the morning as I am, you know simply pouring the kids a bowl of cereal is the lazy way out. I’m here to give you a recipe that can be made ahead of time that’s both delicious and easy to pop into the microwave before you plop onto the couch with your coffee; I call them French Toast Nuggets.
These finger foods are a delicious breakfast or snack for little kids. They are a fun way to serve a traditional dish and are the perfect size for little hands that are learning to eat. They are also soft, making them perfect for Baby Led Weaning.
We love French toast nuggets around here! I mean, what’s not to love about them? They are delicious, fun to eat, easy to make, and honestly a total crowd favorite. They are the perfect size for little hands so they can grab and dip them in maple syrup or eat them as is.
Just like all French toast, they are super soft (kind of like a custard) so they are perfect for babies that are learning to eat by themselves.
If your kids are older they will also love to help you make them. The recipe is easy so once they help you a couple of times they could then make them alone.
They can be made with very little added sugar. I don’t add any cinnamon sugar but just use whole wheat bread dipped in egg, milk, and maple syrup. They are naturally sweetened and packed with whole grain to fill up a child’s ever-hungry belly.
What to serve with French Toast Nuggets:
You can serve them as is but they are also delicious with:
- Orange slices
- Chocolate chips
- A drizzle of milk
How to store French toast Nuggets:
I always make them in advance when I have some extra time. I like to double the batch and store some in the refrigerator to have some ready-to-go snacks. Eat at home or on the go, these French Toast Sticks are a parent’s best friend to keep your kid’s fuel tanks full.
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French Toast Nuggets
These French Toast Nuggets are a delicious breakfast or snack for kids! They are fun to eat and perfect for little hands that are learning to eat.
- 8 Slices whole wheat bread
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup milk
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
- Butter for cooking
- Cut each bread slice into 9 pieces. Set aside.
- In a bowl beat the eggs with the milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Dip the bread nuggets into the egg mix and place onto the hot skillet.
- Cook for around 2 minutes or until golden. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes.