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Baby French toast sticks

Every time Liv tries a new food, I feel silly excited about it. When she first had pizza and Indian food, it was really strange to think about the fact that while I hadn’t enjoyed these things in a long time, she hadn’t tried them EVER.

As exciting as all of the firsts are, this article still makes me try to remember the lasts, too. It makes me sad while I was wondering when she’d transform to an official walker -she was thisclose since November- I couldn’t tell you when the last time was that she crawled. Definite food for thought.

Oliv officially wants to eat everything that I’m eating. Usually this is a good thing -green juice that’s actually brown because I added carrots? Bottoms up, little friend- and sometimes it’s not so good. Like at 6:30pm, holding the freezer door open, keeping one eye on her and one on the carton of dark chocolate coconut milk ice cream I was digging into with a spoon. [She’s had a little chocolate, but I avoid it at night.. she has plenty of energy without it.] She’s fast, too. She’ll be up under my ankles saying, “bite? bite?” in the blink of an eye.

Even though I share all of my food with her, there are special things I like to make just for her.

Like these little French toast sticks:

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They’re a simple version of the classic breakfast fave, and a perfect size for tiny hands to grab. Another bonus is that I can make them quickly and they’re ready by the time she’s finished with some fruit.

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(As always, check with your doc before introducing new foods to your baby. Use your best judgment as far as sizes go, too. It took us a while to graduate to the sticks- before, I would just cut into bite-sized pieces for her)

Baby French toast sticks

-Bread of choice, 1 slice (we use the Trader Joe’s organic wheat)

-1 egg (under 1 year, I just used the yolk)

-splash of milk

-sprinkle of cinnamon

-some vanilla bean (or alcohol-free vanilla extract)

-Dipper: I’ll use jam, pure maple syrup, or like today’s mix: equal parts sunflower seed butter and maple syrup)

1. Heat a small pan over medium low while you cut the crust off the slice of bread and cut into strips.

2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk well with a fork. Put a little butter or coconut oil onto the pan.

3. Dunk each bread stick into the egg mixture, and cook over medium-low for 2-3 minutes on each side. 

4. Serve with a dipper of choice + fruit, yogurt, whatever your little one loves.

Hope you and your family enjoy <3

xoxo

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. lucie on March 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Is it allowed to have these as a grown up too? I have no kiddies (yet) but I guess I still want them 🙂
    I love that she says’bite?’ SO cute!!!

  2. Aina on March 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for reminding me about French toasts!! That will be my breakfast tomorrow morning:)

    Funny how Olivia wants to try everything you have. It is definitely a good thing as you eat well.

  3. Karen on March 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I will have to give it a try with Keely this week.

  4. Sarah on March 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I love this! It reminds me of the french toast sticks from Burger King, only healthier 🙂 I kind of want them too, ha ha.

  5. cathy on March 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    That’s my 4 year old son’s favorite lately!

  6. jodie on March 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t have any kids but I may just make these for myself. They look yummy!!

  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football on March 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I loved french toast as a little kid and I still love it today!!! 🙂

    It’s adorable how she’ll dash up eager to try everything you’re eating. Fearless little sucker!

  8. Haley @ fullnfit on March 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    The combination of syrup and nutbutter is delicious 🙂 That would be my dipper of choice.

  9. Ashley on March 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Oh I love baby food and french toast and nut butter and syrup! What a great meal idea for Livi!

  10. Kaylas Drawings on March 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    YUM! I bet you can make a big batch and freeze them, too. 🙂 Sunflower butter + maple syrup = genious idea.

  11. Jay on March 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Looks great! I’m ready for breakfast . . . 🙂

  12. Erin @ Axell's Kitchen on March 8, 2013 at 7:20 am

    These would be great for my little man, id just probably cut into smaller pieces (hes 11 months). Thanks for the recipe!

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