Baby (+ Toddler) French Toast

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Baby French toast (or Eggy Bread) makes a great finger food for baby led weaning and toddlers. Added bonus: it’s so easy to whip up! This post is sponsored by Kroger.

This is such a fun recipe for parents who have a baby that’s doing baby led weaning or for toddlers who are pros at eating! French toast is one of Liv’s favorite breakfasts as of late and lucky for me, it’s so simple to make.

A plate with dividers. The largest portion has 3 slices of baby french toast. The 2 others hold yogurt and a mix of blueberries and raspberries. A small toddler fork is next to the plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s made with just five simple ingredients. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
  • Your baby and/or toddler will gobble it up and ask for “more, more”
  • You can double or triple the recipe to prep in advance. I’m all about baby food meal prep!

Simple Grocery Shopping

Other than being a hit with toddlers, the best part about this recipe is the short ingredient list and easy shopping! I actually used Kroger Delivery for these ingredients and the process was seamless. You can shop on Kroger’s website or on their app. Simply add your zip code, select delivery and start adding items to your cart!

I love that you can add notes for special instructions – this is especially helpful with fresh produce if you want something that is extra ripe or barely ripe. When you’re finished shopping, you choose the delivery time that works for you and your job is done!

Ingredients measured out to make french toast: egg, vanilla, whole grain bread, milk and butter.

Ingredients Needed

  • whole grain bread – look for a whole grain bread with as few ingredients as possible! I used honey oat bread.
  • egg – this is the base of the French toast coating.
  • milk – any type of milk works here. You can use non-dairy milk like oat milk or unsweetened almond milk or cow’s milk.
  • vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer.
  • cinnamon – optional, but I like adding just a pinch of cinnamon for added flavor.
  • butter – for cooking. You can swap for a vegan butter or coconut oil if desired.
  • fresh berries or banana slices – for serving. Of course, you can serve with any toppings or sides you would like! I usually serve it with a little peanut butter drizzle and yogurt.
Collage of four photos showing how to make french toast: whisking egg mixture, dipping in a slice of bread, dripping off the egg and then cooking in a skillet.

How to Make French Toast for Babies and Toddlers

Start by preheating a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Add butter or oil to coat the pan.

Whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Take one slice of bread and dip it into the egg mixture. Let the excess egg drip off and then place in a skillet to cook on one side for 2-3 minutes. You want the bottom of the bread to be golden-brown but not too crisp. Flip the bread and cook for another 2-3 minutes. You can cook both pieces at the same time if you have room, but if not, repeat with the second slice of bread.

You don’t want to overcook the French toast because it’s best if the bread is nice and soft, especially for younger babies who may not have many teeth.

Serve with fresh berries, banana slices and yogurt for dipping. If you’re okay with the added sugar and your toddler is old enough, you can also serve with maple syrup. It’s recommended not to give babies added sugar before the age of 2.

A divided plate for kids with 3 sections. The largest section has 3 slices of baby french toast. The two smaller sections holds an assortment of blueberries and raspberries and the other some yogurt. Another slice of baby french toast is being dipped into the yogurt.

How to Serve French Toast to Babies

If you have egg allergies in your family or your child has eczema, check with your doctor before introducing eggs. (Source) I also recommend checking the ingredient list on the bread you chose to make sure your child has been introduced to the ingredients and doesn’t have any reactions. 

For babies that are 6 months old, I recommend cutting off the crust of the bread and serving this as sticks. Slicing the French toast into strips makes it easier for little hands to pick up and hold. Once your child has mastered the pincer grip, you can offer smaller, bite-sized pieces. My daughter is two and I still cut the French toast into sticks but I don’t remove the crust.

I like serving this French toast with a side of berries and/or bananas and yogurt for dipping. If your child isn’t allergic to nuts, a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter is also delicious!

Slices of baby french toast on a plate topped with an almond butter drizzled and strawberry slices. There are banana and blueberry slices on the plate.

How to Prep in Advance

This is a great meal to prep in advance! Follow the instructions through cooking and then set on a wire rack to cool completely. After the French toast has cooled, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days. To reheat, you can warm in a skillet on the stovetop, in a toaster oven or microwave. Just be sure it doesn’t get too hard when reheating.

More Baby + Toddler Recipes to Try

Baby French Toast (Eggy Bread)

5 from 3 votes
Baby French toast (or Eggy Bread) makes a great finger food for baby led weaning and toddlers. Added bonus: it's so easy to whip up!
Slices of baby french toast on a plate topped with an almond butter drizzled and strawberry slices. There are banana and blueberry slices on the plate.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain bread, or any bread of choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk (I use oat milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon, optional
  • ½ Tablespoon butter or coconut oil , for cooking
  • fresh berries or banana slices and yogurt, for serving
  • peanut butter or another nut butter, for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
    Eggs whisked in a bowl.
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add butter.
  • One at a time, dip bread and let excess egg mixture dip off.
    Dipping a slice of bread into the whisked egg.
  • Once butter is melted, place bread slices in pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom side is golden brown, but not crisp. Flip bread and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and repeat the process with the second slice, unless you have enough room to do both at the same time.
    Two slices of bread soaked in egg being cooked on a nonstick pan.
  • Let French toast cool and cut into 4 pieces. You can also cut off the crust for smaller babies.
  • Serve with fresh berries, banana slices, a drizzle of nut butter (optional) and yogurt for dipping. If your toddler is old enough and you'd like you can also serve with maple syrup, as a drizzle or for dipping.
    A plate with dividers. The largest portion has 3 slices of baby french toast. The 2 others hold yogurt and a mix of blueberries and raspberries. A small toddler fork is next to the plate.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2slices of bread Calories: 283kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 14g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 179mg Sodium: 235mg Potassium: 244mg Fiber: 6g
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby french toast

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    3 comments
    1. helene
      February 20, 2022 AT 3:35 am

      5 stars
      excellent post thank you for sharing

    2. Megan
      February 2, 2022 AT 11:12 am

      5 stars
      We tried this recipe this morning and it was perfect! We used Dave’s Killer Bread and unsweetened almond milk. I added a little pumpkin spice along with the cinnamon. This will be our go-to for sure. Planning to make it for our babe for lunch today, too! Thanks for a great recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2022 AT 8:38 pm

        Woo! So glad this recipe was a hit, Megan! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I appreciate it so much!

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