Wednesday, August 27, 2014

French Toast Sticks a Freezer Breakfast

The frozen food breakfast aisle really has my kids' number. They would think I was the best mom in the entire world if I would let them do all the grocery shopping from that one aisle. Frozen waffles, little pancakes, breakfast burritos and sausage sandwiches, they would go crazy. The thing is, breakfast foods are one of the absolutely easiest foods to prepare ahead of time, pop into the freezer and reheat later. 

Take a little bit of extra time one morning when you have it and made a double batch (heck! make a triple batch) of french toast sticks and freeze them. You'll be set with an easy re-heat breakfast that will have your kids thinking they are enjoying the high class dining of the frozen food aisle and you'll feel awesome knowing how healthy you are really feeding and your wallet will be feeling pretty fine too. 


3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp cinnamon
4 slices bread, each cut, lengthwise, into 4 pieces
confectioners' sugar (optional)
cinnamon-sugar (also optional)
butter and maple syrup (if you ask me, not optional at all!) 


Melt butter in skillet. (We make ours on a griddle because we cook large batches of them - even when we aren't freezing them)

Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in bowl. Dip the bread in the bowl to soak.

 When the butter is hot and foamy, brown the soaked bread in the skillet.

Sprinkle with a little confectioners' sugar or a sugar and cinnamon blend and serve with butter and maple syrup

To store them, let the bread cool and then place in small freezer safe food storage bags. To reheat them, take out a portion of french toast sticks and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on your microwave oven's power.