Because food just tastes better when it’s served on a stick.
Whether you’re smack in the middle of school vacation week or looking for ways to add fun to another breakfast at home, these French toast and fruit kebabs are a surefire way to get young cooks into the kitchen.
French Toast on a Stick
Note: This recipe involves cutting with sharp knives and using the stovetop. If your child is just learning to cook, make sure they are working with an adult.
Makes 4 servings
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Butter, for the pan
- 1 small baguette, cut into 1-inch slices
- 10 strawberries
- 1 banana
- ½ cup blueberries
- Maple syrup or confectioners’ sugar, for serving
- Wooden or bamboo skewers
- Whisk the eggs in a pie plate or shallow bowl. Add the milk and cinnamon and whisk until it’s all mixed together.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt a pat of butter in the pan and spread it around.
- Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture.
- Add the slices to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until light brown on the bottom. Flip each slice and cook the other side, then transfer to a cutting board.
- Cut the French toast into 1- to 2-inch squares. Cut the strawberries in half and slice the banana into ½-inch rounds.
- Slide a piece of French toast, a strawberry half, a slice of banana, and a blueberry onto a skewer. Continue until the skewer is full. Repeat to make more kebabs.
- Serve with maple syrup for dipping or confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling.
Recipe excerpted from Cooking Class © 2015 by Deanna F. Cook. Photos © Julie Bidwell. All rights reserved.