Sometimes I forget my daughter Abigail is only 10 years old. And when I say forget, what I mean by this is that her life experience is limited in comparison to mine. Her life centered around friends, family, school, church, and sports. In contrast, by the time I was her age, I was experienced in the kitchen beyond my age pulling together snacks and meals for my siblings and I to eat while my parents were at work. And although Abigail does help me in the kitchen, she only knows how to make a couple dozen or so dishes all by herself. Sometimes I forget this. I assume she knows more than she does because she sees me cooking in the kitchen often.

Tonight, while I was cutting strawberries on the brink of needing to be thrown out, Abigail started to ask me about what I planned on doing with the berries.

“Maybe I’ll make French toast or pancakes, and we can top them off with the strawberries,” I hurriedly responded. “I have a great idea, why don’t you make French toast tomorrow?” I asked her this for a couple of reasons but I would be lying if I didn’t admit there was a part of me which liked the idea of me not having to make breakfast.

“French toast? I don’t know how to make French toast,” she replied.

“What?! Of course you do. You know how to make pancakes and eggs. You know how to make French toast,” I responded.

“No, I don’t. You never taught me.” Abigail quickly said as she stuffed her mouth with fresh sliced strawberries coated with sugar.

Well, I couldn’t argue with her. I guess I just assumed she knew how to make French toast. Doesn’t everyone know how to make French toast? My train of thought about this is similar to my assumption on how everyone knows how to make scrambled eggs. But the truth is, not everyone knows how to make scrambled eggs – my husband is proof of this.

Then I realized that Abigail’s cooking repertoire was limited to the recipes I’ve taught her to make for herself. She is at a great age for me to teach her more, starting with the basics.

So, today I have an easy and basic recipe for French toast. If you have elementary-aged children, go and grab them and use this recipe as an opportunity to teach them (and maybe yourself) how to make French toast. Cooking is avaluable life skill they can build upon as they grow older. Watch their confidence grow and maybe, just maybe, they’ll be making French toast for you in the near future.

Recipe: French Toast

  • Prep Time: 3 min(s)
  • Cook Time: 5 min(s)

Easy French Toast Recipe - Made with milk, eggs, vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon, making French toast is very easy to pull together for a wonderful breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 slices bread

Instructions

  1. Whisk the milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Coat a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat on medium heat.
  3. Dip a slice of bread into the egg batter until both sides are coated.
  4. Place the bread on the frying pan and cook for 30 seconds or until golden brown on each side.
  5. Serve immediately.

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  • http://travelexperta.com/expatmama/cooking/ Marina K. Villatoro

    I hate cooking so much! But I have to feed my kids and this is such a quick and tasty thing to do. I might give this recipe a try.

    • none ur buznus

      i love this recipe i made it for my mom and little sister thanks

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    I love this dish so delicious and easy to make,thanks

  • soma

    Amazin, eazy n tasty

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  • By Spirit

    Choosing bread is important too. You want to prevent the toasted bread from becoming soggy after dipping it into the mix. A good selection of breads is listed on this article I found make french toast Hope this helps.