Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY Frozen French Toast Sticks

I don't know about you but the mornings in my house are not fun and smiles like they are on TV. I wake up early because there is no way my hubby is going to get the baby up and ready to go. (Hubby is great, but mornings are not his thing either). So to make things easier on me, I am usually buying fast breakfast items for the toddler that I can throw at her while I am still getting ready for work. I know I am a horrible mother for not making her a healthy, from scratch meal....Wake up people, not everyone has that life.

So I was thinking, why not make my our frozen breakfast meals. I have to admit this trick was shown to me by a friends mom some time ago and I can't think of why I didn't do it before.

When bread is on sale I usually pick up a few loaves and freeze them. I went grocery shopping and noticed how pricey breakfast items are getting (and with the baby the only one in the house who eats breakfast, its getting to much), I thought of doing my own. I made my mom's French Toast recipe (see below) and then cut the slices into strips. I then "Flash Freeze" the strips, fancy term for sticking the sticks on a cookie sheet and putting them into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute and you have great French Toast Sticks. Or leave them as slices and just pop them in the toaster!

My Mom's French Toast Recipe:
(This recipe did a whole loaf of bread)
1 loaf bread ( I like a lighter wheat bread)
6 eggs (scramble)
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
a pinch of salt (important!)
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together (not the bread) and make sure that all the eggs are broken up.
Heat skillet or griddle on the stove and spray with a non-stick or use a tablespoon of butter.
Dip bread slices into mixture. Coat both sides and put onto griddle.
Cook about 1 minute on each side or until the middle of the slice is not mushy anymore.

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