Kids in this generation have busy lives compared to when we were kids. They have sports, friends, dance, gymnastics, etc. When we were ten years old we knew how to cook most meals and make snacks for ourselves. It’s never too late to get your kids in the kitchen cooking with you. It’s one of the most important life lessons they need, especially when they’re moved out on their own. They will need to know how to cook for themselves and eventually their own family.
French toast is an easy and hearty breakfast for everyone in the family. The best part about is how easy it is to make. It’s one of those meals that make an easy lesson for your kids. You can never go wrong with French toast and there are so many different toppings that pair perfectly with it.
French toast makes it easy to get your kids eating eggs without them even knowing it. Eggs are that the first choice for most young kids. Maybe it’s the smell or the texture of them, who knows, but with the sweet crispy flavors of French toast, your kids will never know eggs are hidden amongst the tasty breakfast treat.
What you’ll need
You don’t need a lot of ingredients for this dish. This makes it easy for your kids to follow along during the preparation.
- 3-5 slices of bread
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Powdered sugar (for topping)
- Maple syrup
Get your kids all washed up and in the kitchen with you.
First, you’ll need to slice the bread into two pieces. This is the perfect time to teach your children about knife safety and how to properly hold a knife and how to slice bread evenly.
In a large mixing bowl you’ll mix the egg, milk and sugar.
Second, heat the stove to medium heat. Add butter to your pan while it’s heating up.
Next you’ll dip the slices of bread into the mixed batter. Let the bread soak in the batter for about 30 seconds to make sure they are evenly covered.
Place on the heated pan and let them cook for about three minutes on each side (or until they are perfectly crisp). Be careful not to burn, they do cook fast.
Once all the slices of bread are cooked you will place them on a large platter. There are hundreds of ways to serve French toast. For this simple recipe we have decided to give you instructions to serve them the old fashioned way. This will be easy for your children to learn and once they become more advanced in the kitchen you can help them learn different methods.
Serving Old Fashioned French toast
Drizzle the French toast with warm maple syrup and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with a tall glass of cold milk or cold orange juice. That’s the easiest and most delicious way to serve French toast. If you want, you can serve the French toast with a bowl a fresh fruit. That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!