Flax Seed French Toast Sticks

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I have no guarantees as to how coherent this post will be considering I have not consumed any coffee yet and I am writing this with a squirmy 3 1/2 yr old on my lap.  However, the importance of recording this recipe surpassed my need to whack down some cups. It was a huge success with everyone and a nice change to the scrambled egg/bagel/cereal routine we have had all week.

This is a great chance to incorporate a new bread into the mix if your kids are stuck on white bread or something of that sort.  I used Arnold Whole Grain OatNut for this batch. I’ve been moving the kids to Food for Life Sprouted Grain Bread for toast and sandwiches, but french toast demands a slightly thicker, fluffier bread for the desired results.

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If you don’t have ground flax seeds substitute ground chia seeds.  If you don’t have either, I must recommend purchasing some and starting to incorporate into your diet.  The taste is rather neutral for both and gives such a nutritional boost to your dishes that I find myself sprinkling them into almost all our breakfast foods (pancake & waffle mix, cereals, granola, on top of peanut butter and jelly toast, into muffin batter, smoothies).

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Flax Seed French Toast
Ingredients
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (low fat/almond/soy/coconut – whatever you have)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sliced fruit and maple syrup for serving
  • butter or Pam for cooking
Instructions
  1. Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat – add a Tablespoon of butter or spray with Pam.
  2. Whisk together in a shallow bowl the eggs, milk, flax, vanilla, honey and salt. Place a slice of bread in the mixture and let soak up on one side and then flip over and do the same – I let the kids do this part.
  3. Place soaked bread into the pan and cook until lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Cut into sticks or small pieces for the kids and add sliced fruit and maple syrup for serving.
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