Yesterday I awoke to my kids chowing down on French toast made by my (awesome) husband. Both kids were content and eating happily (not always the case at breakfast time around here) and I started reflecting on why I don’t make French toast, like, ever. And how that’s kind of weird because frankly, French toast tastes like heaven.
I love that it’s made with eggs so the kids get a little protein with their carb-loaded meal, and also– I thought maybe I could sneak in some extra nutrition too (of course!). So when my husband went for a run and the kids asked for seconds, I pulled out some leftover sweet potatoes from the fridge and blended them in with the batter.
The result was better than the original version. My picky eating son even said, “WOW, Mom your French toast is so much sweeter than Daddy’s French toast.” Thankfully my husband didn’t hear him, because I NEVER want to discourage that man from getting up early on the weekends and making breakfast for the kids. I know a good thing when I’ve got it, but I’ll take that vote of confidence from my son and share the recipe with all of you. I hope your children like them as much as mine!
Happy weekend brunch-ing!
- 4 eggs
- 1/2-3/4 cup milk or milk substitute (start with lesser amount and if you need to thin your batter add more)
- 1/2 cup sweet potato cooked and pureed
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon add more or less to taste
- dash nutmeg
- dash sea salt
- 4-6 pieces bread (you can add more nutrition here by making your own bread, or for a lower carb version you can use a paleo bread recipe, or if you are short on time--like I was--use what you have!)
Whisk the wet ingredients together until combined. Batter should be a thinner consistency, if it isn't then add more milk. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and add a dash of salt. Soak each piece of bread in the batter for a few minutes on each side. In a frying pan, heat up a little ghee, butter or coconut oil (
if you want to learn more about the best oils to cook with click here!).
Cook each side for about 4 minutes on medium/low heat until golden brown.