Fun French Toast Sticks with Pineapple Orange Toppings

To continue the celebrations of Nutrition Month 2017, here’s another fun recipe from Dietitians of Canada’s Cookspiration recipe page.  It may not be a recipe that you use often in your KES Club, but if you regularly cook eggs, pancakes and French toast, this is a recipe you can try on occasion.  These French toast stripes and fun topping will have the children begging for more!  This recipe serves approx 4 full servings, but you may adjust recipe for the amount of children you will expect to attend your Club that morning.

Ingredients

French Toast

  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar (or less)
  • ½ tsp grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • 4 slices whole grain bread

Pineapple Orange Topping

  • 1 tsp soft non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar (or less)
  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup diced pineapple

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, orange rind, vanilla and cinnamon.  Place bran flakes in a plate.  Dip a slice of bread in egg mixture and coat both sides well.  Dip one side of the bread into bran flake mixture.  Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium high heat and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Cook coated bread slices, bran flake side down, for about 3 minutes or until golden.  Turn over and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden.  Repeat with remaining bread slices.  Place French toast on a baking sheet and keep warm in a preheated 120°C (250°F) oven.  Meanwhile, in another nonstick skillet, melt margarine and sugar over medium- high heat.   Add orange and pineapple and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes to warm through.  Cut each French toast slice into 4 sticks and serve pineapple orange topping on the side or on top.

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Recipe retrieved from: https://www.cookspiration.com/recipe.aspx?perma=kJqh2ScxlQ5&d=8&i=7&s=1

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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