Any Way You Slice It
Even at it's plainest, French toast is a delicious, kid-pleasing breakfast. Get it going while they're still asleep to draw them out of bed, or put the kids in the middle of the action by having them lend a hand. Try these ideas for fun presentation:
- Dipables. Slice bread into strips for a finger food-style, hands-on breakfast.
- Kabobs. Cut bread into small squares, soak quickly in batter, then cook in a pan, stirring occasionally to be sure they are browned on all sides. Use kabob sticks, alternating pieces of French toast with pieces of fresh fruit.
- Shapes. Use cookie cutters to create fun-shaped pieces of French toast--cut up extra bread into bite-size pieces to sprinkle around the plate with the shapes.
- Sandwiches. Cut bread into fours, then create French toast "sandwiches" filled with sliced strawberries and low-fat cream cheese, bananas and peanut butter, or mashed up berries.
- Monogrammed. Cut your child's first initial out of cardboard for a stencil, then use it to dust powdered sugar letters on each slice of French toast.
If you are making several batches of French toast, you can keep cooked slices warm in a 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) oven.
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