In honor of Father's Day we are sharing my father's famous French Toast recipe. Since he remarried ten years ago this is the only meal he has continued to make at family functions. Almost every time we visit he gets up early and cooks this memorable dish for us.
The girls and I decided to tweak the recipe slightly to make it a little healthier.
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp sweet potato puree (we used baby food but you can make your own)
- 8 slices whole grain bread
Mix eggs, milk, and sweet potato puree in a medium bowl. Place bread in the mixture and then flip to coat the other side. Cook bread in a hot skillet with a little bit of olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side.
I rarely make this meal because this is a meal made famous by Papa Jim. My version turned out a little overdone with the first few slices but better toward the end. The girls happily ate every bite and even the burnt bacon.
|Her favorite utensil.|
|Watching momma cook.|
|Healthy French Toast.|
|She can't taste the healthy stuff.|
We swapped whole grain bread for Papa Jim's white and added a little pureed vegetable. It did not change the taste much. I like the firm texture of the whole grain instead of the white bread.
Try making a healthy swap to one of your family favorites and see if anyone notices. I am lucky my girls are young enough to not question the addition of pureed sweet potatoes to the batter.
What are you making for Sunday Supper?