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Nov 29

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French Toast – Not just for the French and Yes Healthy In Comparison!


I have to laugh at the title because my Grandfather was French….maybe that is why I am partial to French Toast. However French Toast is only as good as the condiments you put on it. I always use 100% real maple syrup and real butter.

I also did not appreciate French Toast as a child like I should have but I probably didn’t appreciate a lot of things like I do now. I will share with you how I cook my French Toast but French Toast varies just as the people who cook it! Again my French Toast is not loaded with chemicals such as the type you find in the grocery store. Let’s see what is in an average box of French Toast in the frozen section at the grocery store.

ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), WATER, SUGAR, VEGETABLE OIL (SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL), EGGS, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CINNAMON, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, WHEY, SOY LECITHIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN B12, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2).

Ideally you make French Toast with homemade bread or a baguette from the bakery or sometimes I even make it with Texas Toast. The other neat thing about french toast is that it is really easy for children to participate in making although mine at 14 and 19 do not ;)

Not Just For The French “French” Toast

sliced bread (obviously homemade bread where you can control the ingredients is healthier but in the interest of time mine is just store-bought white bread NOT THE HEALTHIEST OPTION I KNOW! but it’s still healthier than what is in the frozen food section) now i take an egg pour in some milk, and vanilla and stir…..I would like to tell you how much milk to pour in but it wouldn’t be correct because some people like their french toast eggier than others…..I like mine less eggy and crispy.    Then sprinkle cinnamon in the milk mixture and dip your bread.  Also how long you dip your bread in this mixture is kind of subjective some people like their french toast moister than others.  I prefer a drier French Toast if at all possible. You may have to repeat this as you run out of the milk mixture. We heat our French Toast up on the griddle if we have four or more people.   French Toast on the griddle heats up extremely quickly and is excellent served with fruit, coffee, eggs, ham, sausage,  and or bacon.

Through out the holiday season many of you will have company and if you would like to prepare a fuss free breakfast French Toast is a great healthy choice and its FRUGAL!  In this economy that’s a plus! I have not yet opened up the first Christmas Decoration box but I am getting my house in order so that we can start decorating for the holidays this weekend……it’s time now! Wishing you a peaceful and happy December and thanks for stopping by our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!

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PS:  Gratitude No. 18 for my November gratitudes is that I am grateful for the Abundance that I have been blessed with.

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  1. Jill@RealFoodForager.com

    Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
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