My kids LOVE making me breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day and for my birthday. This French Toast is such an easy recipe for them to make and follow.
When the kids were a bit younger, I would have almost everything ready for them so they could make me a yummy breakfast. I would soak the French Toast so they just had to cook it up. I would also make the syrup the night before so they would just have to heat it up. It was just as much work for me the night before but it brought them so much joy thinking that they had made me breakfast in bed.
Now that they are getting a little older I can let them do it all. This recipe is a perfect one to let them test the waters, if they haven’t already. I just tell my kids to jump onto YouTube and watch the videos we have made. There is a lot of pausing and rewinding during the whole process but that’s expected.
Make sure they feel comfortable cracking eggs. Hopefully the video can help them.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix them well before adding the rest of the ingredients.
I like to add more cinnamon and a little sprinkle of my vanilla sugar of the French Toast to give it a tiny little sweet crunch. You can add regular sugar or no sugar at all. The syrup does have plenty in it so it really isn’t necessary.
Cook them slowly so the French Toast gets a chance to cook all the way through. As a kid I really hated soggy bread so when it wasn’t cooked well I hated it. I have 4 older siblings so I understand that my mom probably wanted to cook them quicker to keep us all fed. I get that as a mom of 6 kids now. As one person is just starting, another one is finishing, so we just keep making until everyone is full.
Any of the syrups from our Syrup video go really well with this French Toast.
Of course, adding some fruit and cream make everything better. We had blueberries but raspberries and strawberries are super good with this French Toast too. I really don’t just do it for looks and for pictures. We really like it with fruit. To make things easier we used Reddi-Wip which is pretty flavorless but the kids love it.
Letting the kids use the griddle isn’t as scary as it may seem. I feel like the stove is a little more scary. They love flipping the bread over.
¾ Cup Milk
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 ½ tsp. Sugar (we used Vanilla Sugar)
1 Loaf of Bread
1-Make sure your work area is clean and you have all your ingredients.
2-Turn a griddle on to 350 degrees.
3-Crack your 6 eggs in a large bowl. Mix them well with a whisk until it’s smooth.
4-Add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar to the eggs and mix well.
5-Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture so it gets coated everywhere.
6-Place the dipped bread on the griddle.
7-Add a little more cinnamon and some sugar on top of each piece of uncooked bread.
8-Turn each piece of French Toast over, baking each side for about 2 minutes or until a golden brown color.
9-Remove from the griddle.
10-Serve with your favorite syrup.
11-Clean up the mess.
12-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!
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