This simple, 2-ingredient recipe for french toast is perfect for a quick breakfast, and skips all the typical sugary frills for the dish that babies don’t need.

sliced bread on brown wooden chopping board

This is one of my favorite breakfasts, I feel like I can whip it up out of thin air. An egg from the yard, a piece of bread and some fruit and breakfast is done – so easy and nutritious but I still feel fancy! When I don’t feel creative, or when I don’t want to clean up a huge mess, this is what I make (It doesn’t even get the high chair dirty!). Or do we need to do breakfast on the road? French toast. Some days parenting is hard and meal prep for a little one can feel so…daily. (What is the word for multiple times a day, every day, forever?) On those days, this is my go-to.

I waited months to give Russell bread after he started solids, it seemed so mushy and hard to chew up and swallow when you have 0 teeth. Bread seemed much more dangerous than a huge strawberry that I knew he couldn’t fit in his mouth. Then after his two little teeth on the bottom popped up, I gave him whole grain bread – just the crusts and end pieces – it seemed like he could chew these parts a little better and whole grain bread was tougher, less mushy, and had much more redeeming nutrition than a hot dog bun or white bread.

Also enter french toast – this was a way to cook the bread so it wouldn’t end up a huge mushy dough ball he could choke on. So funny now to think how nervous I was, really it’s amazing what babies can do when we give them the opportunity. Plus with french toast versus plain old bread we love the extra protein in the egg. I just fry up the leftover egg in this recipe and add it to his plate.

Even though whole grain bread sounds healthier, I did a lot of research to find the right brand for Baby R. I know I always say this, but babies really don’t need salt, so I try to go for 100 mg of sodium or less per serving if I’m doing processed foods, and there really aren’t many out there. And breads can be so sneaky – they can be colored brown but actually just the same old white bread with loads of sugar and bleach.

I found the perfect one though, and I like it for me too! Dave’s Killer Bread, the smaller, thin slices, have about 100 mg of sodium per slice. We usually get this 21 Whole Grains flavor, but honestly I like the Everything flavor the best, because all those extra seeds are packed with nutrients, and any fun little flavors I can give to Russell I know is developing his taste buds for a lifetime. The more new and weird things he has now, the less food fear he will have as an older toddler. So anyway, Dave’s is my bread of choice! I still only give him one slice at a meal, and not every day, but it’s so helpful to have a nutritious easy thing to grab you know your child will eat. I hope this recipe is easy and helpful, I’d love to know how it turns out!

Baby’s French Toast

This simple, 2-ingredient recipe for french toast is perfect for a quick breakfast, and skips all the typical frills for the dish that babies don't need.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Slice of bread

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pat of butter in a pan until melted, using medium-low heat.
  • Crack an egg in a bowl and whisk until scrambled.
  • Submerge the bread slice in the egg and flip to ensure both sides and all edge are covered in egg.
  • Place the bread soaked in egg into the pan, when cooked and crusty on one side flip to the other side.
  • Add any remaining egg into the pan and fry.
  • Cool bread and egg and serve.

Notes

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