Now that school has started back, I know we want to have our kids start the day with a good breakfast. I know it is hard to get my 4 year old to sit and eat her breakfast. She has just start Pre-K and getting up for school is new at our house. It is now get up, get dressed, get fed, get gone…. It’s new to me, but not so new for many of you. Whether you are schooling your children at home, or taking them to school elsewhere – they all need breakfast. Right? So, how about something SPECIAL? Now, I don’t mean make something like this every morning (of evening – if your family does breakfast for dinner – which we love!), but every once in a while. Well, here is one of those such meals to excite the whole family.
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast
- 2/3 cup milk (I use reduced fat.)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 slices sandwich bread (I use whole – wheat.)
- 1/2 cup strawberry preserves (or your preference)
- 6 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp canola oil, divided
- 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium shallow dish, stirring well with a whisk. Spread 2 Tbsp preserves over each of 4 bread slices, and spread 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter over each of the remaining 4 slices. Assemble sandwiches. Carefully dip 2 sandwiches in the milk mixture, turning to coat.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 tsp canola oil to coat the pan. Place coated sandwiches in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Remove sandwich from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, 2 sandwiches, and milk mixture. Sprinkle with powdered sugar evenly over sandwiches; cut sandwiches in half diagonally.
I found this recipe in the current issue of Cooking Light magazine, page 166. I also found quick morning breakfast ideas at Cooking Light online with their “Grab-and-Go Quick Breakfast Recipes” ideas. Because, let’s face it, many days are grab and go days, not sit down and eat days. Just keepin’ it real. I know I found many ideas to help me, and I hope you find a little extra breakfast inspiration as well.
Thanks for joining this week. I cannot wait to see what you are cooking up at your home.
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