Monday, November 28, 2011

French Toast Sticks {Vegetarian}: This Week's Cravings {French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles}

Day 332.

Happy French Toast Day! Today's This Week's Cravings theme is French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles. A few months ago, I found a great kids cookbook at a thrift store for less than $2. The Disney Royal Recipe Collection included the cutest recipe for "Fairy Godmother Wands" (French toast sticks) with orange syrup. I adapted it for my kids and switched the orange syrup to cranberry (their favorite juice). But it's really the idea of having them dip into cute little teacups and enjoy their breakfast like a tea party that I really enjoyed. 

French Toast Sticks
Ingredients for 4 servings
Adapted from Fairy Godmother Wands
French toast:
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • 4 slices of thick bread
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for topping)
Cranberry syrup:
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray, set aside.

Crack egg into a pie plate and beat until yolk and white are mixed together. Add milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until mixed. Dip a slice of bread into pie plate, flipping once with a wide metal spatula and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining slices.

Bake at 450 for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and flip slices with spatula. Return to oven and bake 5-8 minutes until golden brown.

Meanwhile, mix cranberry juice, honey, cornstarch and cinnamon in a saucepan. Place saucepan on burner and turn to medium heat. Cook and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Turn burner to low heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.

Cut each piece of toast into 3-4 sticks to resemble wands. Sprinkle toast wands with powdered sugar and serve with cranberry syrup (preferably in a fancy teacup or punch glass).

The Results
The kids thought this was so much fun and it was actually a really tasty French toast recipe. The whole family loved it, including visiting relatives. I think the orange syrup would be tasty, too, but we really enjoyed the cranberry.

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