Sunday, June 17, 2012

Healthy French Toast #SundaySupper

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?


Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s that hold a special place in our hearts. The recipes this week are a tribute to fathers:
Father’s Day Brunch:
Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:
Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:
Dad’s Sweet Tooth:
Wine Pairings for Father’s Day ENOFYLZ
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With this amazing menu, Father’s Day is sure to be a special Occasion. Join us this week and enjoy The Perfect #SundaySupper Father’s Day Menu. We’ll share these fabulous recipes and want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon until dinner time and sometimes beyond.  All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with wonderful Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.


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26 comments:

  1. I love how the girls are getting in there and making dad breakfast! This looks fabulous!

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    1. They love to cook! I had no idea what I was starting when I invited them to learn with me.

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  2. Sweet potato on french toast sounds just delightful. Yum!

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    1. It really adds a nice flavor. Next time I am going to add more because it was not enough. Maybe 3 tbsp to 1/4 cup.

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  3. I agree with Renee about the sweet potato on the French toast. You've got my mind buzzing now about the recipe possibilities with baby food!

    Kudos!
    Alaiyo

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    1. I keep a few jars on hand for when I don't have any puree in the freezer (like now!). It is such an easy nutritional additive.

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  4. We don't make this enough around here. I just put it on my list. In German we call these "poor knights" and serve them w/ plum compote.

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    1. I would love to hear your recipe. And plum compote sounds perfect.

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  5. Oh so super cute!!Love that its delicious and healthy :)Will be trying it for sure :)

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    1. I am learning how simple it is to make meals healthy and delicious.

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  6. I like the addition of sweet potatoes! Good thinking! I will have to try that.

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    1. We love sweet potatoes so I knew it would go over well. First time!

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  7. What a great #SundaySupper addition! I wish I didn't skip this weeks menu!! This looks awesome and healthy! BTW, congrats on your News for October of 2012 :)

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    1. Thanks, we are getting excited for Oct! The girls cannot stop talking about it.

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  8. What a wonderful twist on French Toast! I like it! A lot!!!

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    1. This was such a simple recipe to make healthier. I did not tell my dad, though. His is yummy and I will continue to indulge when I visit.

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  9. I love the idea of the sweet potato! A simple and interesting recipe.

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    1. I got the idea of adding purees to everything from the sneaky Chef. She is great.

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  10. I am so excited! I am doing baby-led weaning with my 11 month old and this recipe sounds like a perfect new addition for breakfast time. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. I love your #SundaySupper post. Your girls are adorable! I am so glad you are a part of our group!

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  12. I love that you and your girls made this together! A healthy version of French toast is always a good idea!

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  13. My hubby loves french toast. I love adding the sweet potato that is a great idea!

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  14. I love seeing kids in the kitchen. And what a great meal to celebrate Father's Day.

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  15. Wow ! would never have thought to use sweet potato puree. My girls LOVE french toast. Will make it this weekend with the sweet potato variation :) Thanks for sharing ! Your girls inspire me !!

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  16. Sweet potato purée in your French toast batter?! I have never heard of that!! That's a neat trick actually.

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  17. Whole grain and sweet potato, count me in. Haven't had french toast in forever, now I'll be wishing for it. Looks like I just have to have this french toast!

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