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French toast sticks

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French toast sticks

I’m bouncing out of my socks about this recipe. It rocks on so many levels!

And it is not cooked like your usual French toast so the texture is totally different.

1. It ticks boxes for many fussy eaters
2. It’s simple
3. It’s quick
4. It’s nutritious
5. It uses basic ingredients
6. It’s crunchy
7. It can be adapted to suit

I have used a sour dough loaf that I sliced – hence the weird shape – but use any bread that works for you!

Recipe – French toast sticks

2 slices of bread
1 egg
1/3 cup of milk – I did part milk and part cream (for calorie boost)
¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
½ tsp vanilla (optional)
Sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)
1 dst sp butter or oil to cook toast


– Heat oven to 220°
– Cut the bread into slices (the thinner the crispier) and place in a shallow dish
– Mix together all the wet ingredients. The egg must be totally mixed or you may get ‘scramble’ bits. I used a stick blender.
– Add cinnamon to the wet mixture, if using.
– Pour the wet ingredients over the bread. Allow to soak for 2 mins, flipping the bread half way through.
– Place a baking tray in the oven and melt butter (or use oil)
– Place the bread strips on the melted butter/oil on the tray. Sprinkle with sugar, if required.
– Bake in the oven approx 10 minutes until crispy and browning. For very thin slices check after 5 mins.
– Eat as is or add maple syrup, jam, Vegemite or other spread

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), MSc Psychology (first-class honours), Massey University, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.

She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.

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