“Inside My Heart” Fried Egg French Toast
I’ve heard it said that you “eat with your eyes” first. I think that’s not only true for adults who instagram pictures of every meal, but also for kids too.
In my experience, children are more likely to eat something that looks fun to them. I remember babysitting a little girl who wouldn’t eat a sandwich unless it was cut in the shape of a star. So, sometimes we have to cater to the kids and get a little creative when it comes to food. That line of thinking inspired me to put together this breakfast recipe, one that might even win the “hearts” of those picky-eaters.
Ingredients *Recipe is for 4 servings (4 slices of French toast)
1. 4 slices whole wheat or whole grain bread of your choice
2. 5 eggs
3. ¼ cup half & half (or milk)
4. ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
5. 1 tbsp honey
6. 1 stick butter (or cooking spray)
7. Heart-shaped cookie cutters
1. Preheat an electric griddle to 375 (or a griddle pan over medium-high heat)
2. Using a cookie cutter, cut out and remove a heart-shape in the center of each slice of bread. Set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg, half & half, honey, and cinnamon
4. Dip each slice of bread (with the heart cutout removed) into the egg batter
5. Grease the griddle using butter (or cooking spray), and place each slice of bread onto the griddle
6. Crack the remaining eggs into the heart cutouts in the bread (1 egg per slice)
7. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg looks set
8. Flip the bread and cook the reverse side for an additional 3-4 minutes
9. Serve with a drizzle of syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dusting of powdered sugar, as desired
Bonus Tip Save the heart shapes you removed from the bread slices and use them to make heart- shaped PB&J sandwiches for lunch!
What will you be making your little sweethearts for Valentine’s Day breakfast??
About the author:
Melissa is a Communication Studies graduate of Clemson University. She recently traded in her human resources job for the best and most challenging career of all, being a stay-at-home mom. She loves coffee, cooking, crafting, and watching football. Melissa is also a former National Champion baton twirler and currently teaches baton lessons and judges baton twirling competitions across the nation. She recently launched the Honeybee Homemaker blog about her faith, family, and fun kitchen endeavors.