• Scrambled French Toast

    A playful, kid-friendly take on a breakfast classic.

    By Tashween Ali

    Photo courtesy of jandatri.com

    The other day, a friend of mine posted an adorable photo of her 6-year-old daughter, Samina, on Facebook. The photo shows Samina standing on top of a stool, leaning against the kitchen counter as she proudly shows off a stainless steel mixing bowl of batter. She’s helping make “Scrambled French Toast” for the family.

    Samina and her 9-year-old brother, Mikhail,  “invented” this recipe last summer and it’s remained a family favorite. “It’s such a hands-on, fun, kid-friendly recipe. A weekend morning fave!” says mother, Faiza.

    Faiza kindly shared the recipe with me. “[You prepare it] exactly how you prepare for French toast, but instead of soaking the slices of bread, you shred the bread into pieces with your fingers–kids love that part,” she shares. And she emphasizes using Canadian maple syrup. “No fake table syrup stuff!”

    She makes one last ammendment. “Samina and Mikhail just told me that I forgot to mention one other ingredient: ‘critically awesome love.’”

    Inspired by my friend’s children, I gave these charming French toast bites a try, adding my own twist with a little guidance from Taste of Home. While French toasts are best with any thick white bread, brioche, challah, cinnamon raisin, or other French bread, I exercised a little patriotism with Texas Toast. Perfect for a decadent and playful family breakfast!

    Ingredients (serves 4)

    • 2 eggs
    • 2/3 cups milk
    • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 4 Texas Toast Slices
    • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup of sugar


    Directions

    In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Break up bread (great task for kids) into roughly 1 inch bites. Add bread bites in the batter, toss, and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Melt butter or heat vegetable oil in a large skillet at medium-high temperature. Add bread to skillet, and stir or flip the bread bites with a spatula until cooked and browned. Cook about 3 minutes per a side.

    Top with optional garnishes like extra delicious cinnamon.

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