Feeding a family can be tough! Make it easier on yourself by focusing on “one meal for everyone” and look for ways to modify what you are eating to serve to even the youngest of eaters (6m+ after meeting the signs of readiness)
French toast can be made in batches & frozen for fast breakfasts on busy mornings.
Or if you are like me, it is an easy breakfast on mornings when you just want coffee & silence.
Freezing for the Future
Transfer completely cooled french toast to a gallon-size plastic bag and place in the freezer. French toast can be frozen for up to 2 months!
Once completely frozen, french toast sticks can be reheated directly from the freezer. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 350F/180C for 5 minutes, flipping once halfway through cook time.
They can also be warmed in the microwave on high for 2 minutes but they will not be as crispy. But if you really need to save time, this works too!
How to Serve to the Family
In order for you to take care of everyone around you, you have to take care of yourself. Nourishing yourself is the most basic and important form of self-care. By focusing on how you are going to make one meal for everyone, you ensure you are both taking care of yourself and everyone else!
When it comes to feeding babies under 12 months old, the key nutrients to creating a balanced meal are iron, vitamin C, and an energy-dense food such as whole grains and healthy fats. Read more about creating a balanced meal for babies here.
At around 9 months, babies begin to develop their pincer grasp which allows them to pick up smaller pieces of food.
Learning to use utensils takes time and practice, but having some that are appropriately sized for small hands can be a huge help. Check out these 12 different affordable and durable utensils for littles.
- 8-10 slices of whole wheat/multigrain bread
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups whole milk (or dairy alternative)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Slice the bread. Use a serrated knife to cut the loaf of bread into 1 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice into 3/4-inch wide sticks. Heat the oven and coat 2 baking sheets with butter. Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 375°F/190°c.
- Generously coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with 2 tablespoons of butter each.
- Place the milk, eggs, and cinnamon in an 8×8-inch baking dish and whisk until completely combined.
- Working with 1 breadstick at a time, dip and roll it in the mixture, wipe off the excess mixture back into the baking dish with two fingers, then place the coated stick on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining breadsticks, leaving about 1/2 inch between each stick.
- Bake the French toast sticks until golden-brown, using tongs to flip them halfway through, about 10 minutes total. Immediately transfer them to a cooling rack so they remain crisp. Cool completely before freezing.