Baby (+ Toddler) French Toast
Published Feb 02, 2022, Updated Aug 13, 2023
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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.
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!
- 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.
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.
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!
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 Resources
- 10 Baby Food Purees (Stage 1)
- 6 Baby Food Combinations
- Baby Yogurt Melts
- Oatmeal Fingers
- Oatmeal For Babies
- Banana Pancakes for Babies
- Carrot Baby Food
- Healthy Smash Cake
- Banana Puree
- Pea Puree
- Poop Chocolates
- How to Start Baby-Led Weaning + First Foods
Baby French Toast (Eggy Bread)
- 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
- Whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
- Preheat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add butter.
- One at a time, dip bread and let excess egg mixture dip off.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.