It was the day after I had finally finished making my new DIY backdrops. They were finally dry and I was in the biggest suspense wondering how they would look in photos.
I got big guy down for a nap and baby girl happy in her swing and started searching the cupboards and fridge looking for some kind of inspiration for a post. Moldy green beans and rotten apples flew over my shoulders as I dug. I was getting more desperate with each passing moment. I knew the kids wouldn't sleep long. This was my only chance.
Suddenly I stumbled on an old loaf of store bought bread, and thus, these french toast sticks were born.
I quickly threw these together, unashamedly making a huge mess and glancing at the clock the whole time. And somehow, just as I was putting my camera away, the kids both simultaneously woke up starving.
Luckily I had the perfect snack prepared.
Of course, I didn't have any gluten free bread around (I already explained the sorry state of my pantry that day) so I could not enjoy these myself, but they are definitely one-year-old approved.
French Toast Sticks for One
Makes 8 strips
2 slices sandwich bread (I used store bought whole wheat)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon butter
Maple syrup and powdered sugar
Slice the bread into 8 strips. Set aside. Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
Beat the eggs and cream in a shallow dish (I just use a fork). Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Soak the bread strips in the mixture (as many pieces as can fit at a time) flipping them to make sure you soak in as much as you can.
Add the butter to the pan and once it is melted, lay the strips in the pan. Cook them for a few minutes, flipping halfway through so that both sides are golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and dust with powdered sugar if desired.