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Baby French Toast {3 Ingredients + Dairy Free!}

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This baby french toast is perfect for your little ones, babies or toddlers, because it is slightly sweet all on its own (thanks to applesauce.) No need for any added sweetener. Some may also refer to it as “eggy bread” a popular baby led weaning food.

However, while it’s perfect for babies, anyone can enjoy it! I’ve certainly ate this breakfast myself at times.

baby reaching for baby french toast and strawberries

How to Make Baby French Toast Sticks

Making french toast for your baby is easy and fast. This recipe is great because it’s just 2 simple ingredients and has a good source of protein.

Can babies have french toast?

Generally speaking, yes, babies who do baby-led weaning are able to eat french toast. Of course, ensure there are no allergens in the ingredients of the bread or this recipe for your baby and that your baby is able to properly handle bread. If you have any questions or concerns be sure you speak to your baby’s personal healthcare providers before giving any food.

Choosing a Bread for Your Baby

I gravitate towards giving my baby sourdough or sprouted bread when available. Look for bread with few ingredients and no sugar. I prefer to buy high-quality bread from the freezer department such as Ezekiel sprouted grain as it does not contain preservatives, but any whole grain bread will work.

Ingredients in Baby Led Weaning French Toast without Milk

This eggy bread french toast recipe contains 3-4 simple ingredients:

  • applesauce
  • egg
  • whole grain, sprouted, or sourdough bread
  • cinnamon (optional)

Simply whisk applesauce, egg, and cinnamon together and coat the bread in the egg mixture by dipping both sides in. Using melted butter or oil simply cook it in a pan, turning it once the egg is done. This recipe is perfect for babies with a dairy allergy because no milk is required!

egg bread for baby led weaning

Baby French Toast Toppings

Topping your baby’s french toast is not necessary, but can provide them a way to experience more flavors and textures. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

  • Nut Butter – Spread only a thin layer (baby’s need a thin layer so they do not choke) on top of the french toast of your favorite nut or seed butter such as peanut, almond, or sunflower.
  • Fruit – Properly cut fruit such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or even peaches can make a fun addition to french toast.
  • Yogurt – Allow baby to practice dipping the toast in yogurt or simply spread a thin layer on top.

How to Serve French Toast to your Baby

Cutting the french toast into sticks for your baby or even toddler will allow them to easily hold and handle the toast as they eat.

If you choose to not top it, you can simply serve it alongside some fruit, eggs, yogurt, or even alone.

If you have an older toddler (where choking hazards are no longer a risk), these fun food sticks can make a great addition. However, they are small and will not work for babies or younger toddlers.

baby led weaning french toast sticks

What can I give my baby for breakfast?

Here are some of my other favorite baby breakfast recipes your little one may enjoy:

No Sugar Banana Oat Pancakes

Healthy Sugar Free Pumpkin Muffins

Oatmeal Toddler Cookies

Banana Overnight Oats

More simple breakfast ideas for your little ones include:

  • yogurt
  • eggs
  • avocado toast
  • oatmeal

I hope your little one enjoys this french toast as much as mine do! If you make it be sure to tag me at @Dietitian.Meets.Mom on Instagram so I can see your little one eating this delicious baby-led weaning breakfast! And don’t forget to sign up for my free toddler snack + grocery list guides now!

Baby French Toast

Baby french toast is a perfect baby led weaning breakfast for your baby or toddler, made with just 3 ingredients, is simple and delicious!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby french toast
Servings: 2 slices
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Josten Fish, Registered Dietitian

Equipment

  • nonstick skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread whole grain
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk together the egg, applesauce, and cinnamon until well blended in a bowl large enoug to hold a slice of bread.
  • Add a slice of bread to the bowl and turn over after it has soaked some mixture. Coat both sides well.
  • Heat a nonstick pan (I use cast iron) on medium and add french toast. Fry until slightly brown usually between 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat on other side.
  • Slice bread into strips for baby.

Notes

Nutrition Facts (per 1 slice of bread or 1/2 of recipe) : 92 kcal, 5 g protein, 3 g fat
Calculations based on Foods for Life 7 grain sprouted bread.
baby led weaning french toast sticks shown with strawberries

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