Toddler Meal: Cheesy French Toast

Cynthia Dermody

french toast recipeI find great Toddler Meals in the strangest places ... the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board people sent me a brochure called "Kitchen Kids," which includes a salacious recipe for Get-Stuffed French Toast.

We're big into breakfast at my house. And when you can stuff some cheese in for an added protein burst, I'm all over it. You can order your own brochure or download the Kitchen Kids PDF for more recipes.

I can't wait to make this French toast ... is it Sunday yet?

Get-Stuffed French Toast

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

You'll need:

1 16-ounce challah or French bread loaf, cubed

1 8-ounce package Havarti cheese, cut into thin slices

6 large eggs

4 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1 12-ounce jar blueberry preserves

french toast recipeMake it:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Arrange half of bread cubes in lightly buttered 13x9 backing pan. Top evenly with Havarti; top with remaining bread cubes.

3. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, butter and maple syrup in a large bowl; pour over bread mixture, pressing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon over the top. Cover baking pan with foil.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 more minutes or until lightly browned and set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

5. Stir together blueberries and blueberry preserves in a small saucepan over low heat until warm. Serve over toast.

Check back next Thursday for another great recipe. Got a favorite toddler friendly meal or snack of your own to share with other idea-strapped mamas? Let me know about it and I may feature it here.

Past Toddler Meals:

Savory Zucchini Pie

Beans with Sausages

Chicken and Apple Sandwiches

Magic Vegetable Soup

Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Simple Tuna Casserole

4 Smoothies for Picky Eaters

Chicken Georgia

Mini ham and cheese calzones

Penne with Spinach Sauce

Soft Wraps Idea

Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

Breakfast Pizza

Peanut Noodles and Broccoli

Savory Cheddar Bread

Whatever's-in-the-Fridge Smoothies

Israeli Couscous Salad

Oscar's Gross Green Popsicles

Turkey Burgers with Sneaky Veggies

Red Noodles from the Hillbilly Housewife

Confetti Potatoes

Mini Meatloaves

Alex Guarnaschelli's Homemade Granola

Happy Face Baked Pancakes

Yogurt Fruit Salad

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Italian Goulash

Parmesan Risotto

Chicken Sausages

Barbecue Cups

Healthy Ketchup

Cinnamon Raisin Roll-Ups

Hot Dogs with Mashed Potatoes

Leftover Baby Food Idea

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