Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's for Breakfast?

Baked French Toast Sticks Recipe
6 pieces healthy multi-grain bread cut into sticks
3 eggs
¾ cup milk
¼ cup whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
3 pears sliced into spears

Combine all of the ingredients except the bread and use an emersion/stick blender for 10-20 seconds to properly mix the ingredients
(What’s great is that you can make combine these ingredients the night before without the bread and give it a quick mix in the morning. The bread can be cut and stored in an airtight container too. It’s not a good idea to soak the bread overnight because it will turn into mush, not sticks.)
 In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and place the sticks of bread into the egg mixture, gently toss to coat. Spray a 9×13 baking pan and place the sticks in one layer, not overlapping. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, just enough time to get the kids dressed. Remove from the oven and use a thin spatula to release the sticks from the pan. On the outside they will look like toast and be easy to grab and go, but on the inside it’s soft and delicious and addicting. Serve in a cup with pear spears.  No need for dipping into syrup, this recipe is tasty enough!  Serves 4.

*I didn't come up with this recipe, but I suppose mixing the ingredients the old fashioned way works just as well.

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