When I think of Thursday, I think of french toast. Why? Because we eat french toast every Thursday…and only on Thursdays. Why? Because I’m spontaneous like that. Seriously though, it started about five years ago when my diet drastically changed. I use to eat cereal every morning and when I wanted to start incorporating more real foods into my diet, I deemed Thursdays as french toast day, well, morning really. There are a couple other mornings where we eat the same thing every week and it makes menu planning easier.
I mean, just look at that beautifully, lightly fried french toast.
So…I love french toast. Here are my favorite ways I like to eat it.
Basic French Toast
dash of cinnamon
dash of vanilla
1 T coconut oil (you can use butter, but don’t. :) coconut oil makes it taste so much better)
1 slice of bread
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, cinnamon and vanilla. Melt coconut oil in saucepan and get it nice and hot. Dip bread in egg and coat both sides. Fry a few minutes on each side. Drizzle with maple syrup.
Coconut granola French Toast
Use the Basic French Toast recipe and add a little granola and sweetened coconut flakes to the egg mixture. Dip your bread and fry as normal.
Sweet Potato/Pumpkin French toast
Use the Basic French toast recipe and add 1-2 T or so of cooked sweet potato or canned pumpkin. If you use pumpkin, swap out the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice. This is a great way to get extra veggies into your kids. I keep cooked sweet potatoes in my fridge to mix into all kinds of stuff for the twins, like spaghetti sauce. They can’t tell.
PB and Chocolate Chip Stuffed French Toast
Using 2 slices of bread, spread one side with peanut butter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and place 2nd slice of bread on top of the chocolate chips. Smash together so the chips don’t fall out. Use Basic French Toast recipe and dip each outside piece of bread in egg mixture and fry.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
I love this one. Using two slices of bread, spread strawberry jam on one slice and cream cheese on the other slice. Put them together like a sandwich. Use the Basic French Toast recipe and dip the sandwich in the egg mixture and fry.
So for the love, go make some french toast this Thursday.