French Toast

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French toast tastes even better with old bread that is getting stale since it absorbs the egg mixture without getting too soggy. If you don't know what to do with dried egg mix from WIC, Commodity foods, or the food pantry, this recipe has the directions below.

Plate with french toast and fresh blueberries.
Preparation Time
  • 5 minutes
Cooking time
  • 10 minutes
Number of servings
  • 4


  • 3 large eggs or 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 5 - 8 slicces whole grain bread
  • 1 tsp. oil


    1. Wash hands with soap and water.
    2. Break eggs into a shallow bowl or pie plate. Wash hands with soap and water after touching raw egg.
    3. Add milk and cinnamon or nutmeg to the eggs and beat them together.
    4. Heat oil in skillet, over medium/high heat.
    5. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, leaving it for 15-20 seconds per slice to coat, place into skillet. Wash hands with soap and water.
    6. Brown one side, flip and brown second side (3 to 5 minutes per side). Serve immediately, with syrup or try other toppings.

    Topping suggestions:

    Applesauce, or other pureed fruit
    Sliced strawberries and/or bananas
    Vanilla yogurt (try warmed yogurt with honey)
    Peanut butter
    Ham and cheese

    Number of Servings 4, Serving Size 2 slices, Calories 230, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 140 mg, Sodium 340 mg, Total Carbohydrates 27 g, Fiber 0 g, Total Sugars 6 g, Includes 0 g Added Sugars, Protein 14 g, Vitamin D 1 mcg, Calcium 174 mg, Iron 2 mg, Potassium 194 mg


  • How to use dry egg mix: mix 2/3 dry egg mix with 2/3 cup water and use in place of fresh eggs.

    Refrigerate leftovers after cooling. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven. Use within 2-3 days.


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