When I was growing up, I would often wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and find my step father in the kitchen making breakfast. It was usually oatmeal, but if I asked really nicely, I could always convince him to make my favorite – French toast. I loved his French toast because he had a secret weapon. He would cook one side of the French toast, flip it over, and sprinkle the cooked side with a little bit of sugar. This created a sweet and crispy slice of french toast from heaven.
When Nate asked for French toast for breakfast this morning, I immediately remembered those early mornings in the kitchen with my step father. I decided to try and recreate the French toast that I loved so much as a kid. I try to avoid, or limit refined sugars, especially for the kids. This recipes uses a light sprinkle of maple sugar. The maple sugar adds just enough sweetness and maple flavor that you really don’t need to top with maple syrup. I used sliced baguette to make this because my kids love any food that they can pick up and eat with their hands.
Maple Sugar French Toast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp maple sugar
- 8 slices bread or use sliced baguette for bite sized pieces
- oil or butter for the pan
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until combined and fluffy.
- Over medium heat, warm the oil or butter until shimmering.
- Dip your bread into the milk and egg mixture, flip over once, and transfer to the pan for cooking.
- Once browned, flip the French toast.
- Sprinkle the finished side with the maple sugar.
- Cook until golden brown on the second side.
- Transfer to a plate and top with fresh berries, sliced apples, or another side of your choice.
- Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.