Apparently I’m on a French Toast kick… I said I loved it though, didn’t I? Actually this one was by request of Beckham, my four year old. He insisted on having “dinosaur french toast” for breakfast which led me to come up with Cookie Cutter French Toast. Ours were dinosaurs of course, but any shape will do. In fact, allowing the little ones to help is a great way to help them learn new shapes, letters, etc. Beckham also loves helping me in the kitchen so he loved being able to mix the ingredients and cut out the shapes.
The recipe I used for the French Toast is similar to that of the French Toast Bites I posted a couple weeks ago, slightly varied since these are made on the stovetop verses the oven. I used whole wheat bread and served with fresh fruit to make a healthy little breakfast for my big man. Beckham had so much fun making and eating his dinos. Even my picky two year old wanted to try some “dino” French Toast! Great tactic for getting the picky ones to try something new!
Cookie Cutter French Toast
6 slices of bread
2/3 c. milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Fresh fruit (optional)
Powdered Sugar (optional)
Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Using desired cookie cutters, cut the shapes out of the bread. (the “scraps” can also be cooked just the same).
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Lightly butter or oil.
Dip cutout shapes into egg mixture, covering both sides of the bread. Cook each side in the skillet for approximately 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup and fresh fruit.