French toast bites recipe
Fancy a brekkie that's got a little more pizzazz than a bowl of cereal? These French toast bites will turn a boring breakfast into a fab feast - and all you need is about 5 extra minutes to make it. Winning!
- 1 loaf brioche (day-old)
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbs coconut oil (for frying)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
Using a good bread knife, slice brioche into 2cm thick slices lengthways, then again into cubes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Add bread cubes and soak well; you will need to do this in batches.
In a non-stick frying pan, gently heat the coconut oil until liquid then transfer soaked bread into the pan, cooking until browned and crisp on one side before turning and repeating the other side.
Transfer cooked cubes to a plate lined with paper towel and when cooled a little, either spike onto skewers if serving bigger kids who can be trusted with long, pointed objects, or stack up into a pyramid for those who can’t!
Drizzle with pure maple syrup or honey and serve.
- I like French toast as a special breakfast because it’s easy and actually quite nutritious providing you use good quality ingredients and exercise moderation with the sweeteners.
- I fry it in coconut oil which is a premium oil for cooking at high temperatures owing to its stability when exposed to heat and its overall benefits to health: it readily converts to energy without taxing the liver, promotes healthy cholesterol, confers anti-microbial protection in the gut amongst other things.
- This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.