Toddler French Toast Sticks
On the August menu I had a recipe for baked French Toast Sticks. I started feeding these to my 1 year old when I was looking for finger foods for him to eat. He LOVES them. I get so many mmmm’s from him when he is eating “toast”. I started looking at the ingredients and decided to adapt my own recipe and make some nutritional additions using advice from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. Here is the result:
Tricia Callahan @ onceamonthmeals.com
- 30 slices whole wheat bread
- .25 cups butter, melted
- 8 eggs
- .33 cups sugar
- 1.33 cups milk (I used whole)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- .5 cups butternut squash puree (could also use sweet potato, pumpkin or acorn squash)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bread slices into thirds. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except sliced bread. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Dip bread pieces, one by one, in the batter until coated and then place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes turning over half-way through to ensure even cooking on both sides. When done, remove to cooling rack. Serve or freeze.
Allow to cool on cooling rack completely or place on a cool cookie sheet and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes or until partially frozen (flash freezing). Place in Ziploc freezer bag and place in freezer until ready to use. To serve: microwave 30-45 seconds.
90 sticks ~30 “toddler” servings