Weaning can be one of the funnest and completely frustrating part of having a baby. My children have all been pretty different. All three took to food very well but my eldest daughter and little man, have definitely been more fussy as time has passed. They both ate pretty much everything at first but now at almost 15 months, my little man is definitely more picky. Some evenings he will not fancy a cooked meal at teatime and will end up having more snacky foods. He is definitely harder to feed at lunchtime, as refuses baked beans, scrambled eggs; the favourites of the girls before him! We are a family who does really enjoy eggs, cooked in all sort of ways and this baby french toast recipe; eggy bread, is a firm favourite of the little man!
I always feel so much better if my kids have a meal with egg in it! They are just so nutritional and it doesn’t bother me if they are a bit fussy at another point during the day. Packed with protein and containing Vitamin A and Vitamin B12, they make a good meal. Hubby and I loved baked eggs too when we get chance to have it!
Annoyingly my little man never really took to scrambled egg when weaning. We tried omelette and pieces of boiled egg and he still wasn’t keen. I really wanted to be able to get some egg in him and when my husband devised an eggy bread for babies recipe, he was completely sold!
Baby French Toast Recipe
Baby French Toast is easy to make and is perfect for baby-led weaning. The recipe usually serves 1, so just my little man. It can obviously be doubled or more for more servings.
This French Toast recipe for babies is so delicious – we love it too.
Ingredients for Eggy Bread
– 1 medium egg
– 1 slice of wholegrain bread
– Dash of milk (30mls)-
– Dash of cinnamon (optional)
– 1 drop of vanilla essence
– 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar (optional for babies)
The method is so simple:
– Add all ingredients into a bowl, apart from the bread.
– Wisk with a fork.
– If using a cast iron pan, put on a low heat.
– Lay the bread in the mix and gently press down.
– After the bread has soaked in some of the mixture, turn over and repeat, being careful not to rip the bread.
– Once all the egg mix has soaked up, grease the pan and carefully transfer the egg-soaked bread into the pan.
– Fry on one side, taking care not to burn.
– Turn over and repeat. Best to cook on a low heat, to ensure the French toast is cooked all the way through.
– And that’s it! Cut into fingers for your weaning baby or into halves for you!
– Can be served with fruit or had alone for a delicious, protein packed breakfast.
This Baby French toast recipe is an easy, healthy, weaning dish for your little one or a perfect breakfast recipe for you!
If you try it out, let me know in the comments!
French Toast - Eggy Bread
- Cast Iron Frying Pan or frying pan
- Wide Pasta Bowl
- 1 Medium Egg
- 1 Slice of Wholegrain Bread
- 30 mls Milk
- Dash Cinnamon Optional
- 1 drop Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 tsp Sugar Optional for Babies
- Add all ingredients into the bowl apart from the bread.
- Wisk with a fork.
- If using a cast iron pan put on a low heat.
- Lay the bread in the mix and gently press down.
- After the bread has soaked in some of the mixture, turn over and repeat being careful not to rip the bread.
- Once all the egg mix has soaked up, grease the pan and carefully transfer the egg soaked bread into the pan.
- Fry for 1 minute on one side, taking care not to burn.
- Turn bread over and repeat. Best to do on a low heat, to ensure cooked through.