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French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup

Finger foods.

Every kid loves ’em. And, heck, a lot of grown-ups do as well. (Including us!)

Which is why we can’t get enough of these tasty and adorable French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup from Alexandra Caspero’s and Whitney English’s (you might remember her from this inspiring podcast ep!) new book, The Plant-Based Baby & Toddler.

French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup pin

Credit: Alexandra Caspero

As both moms and registered dietitians, Alexandra and Whitney know what’s up when it comes to making healthy foods that are quick and easy to prepare — but also that your kids will actually eat. Because there’s nothing worse than making a meal or a snack that you think is wonderful but gets immediately rejected from your kids no matter how much you try to convince (or bribe) them otherwise.

Alexandra and Whitney, authors of The Plant-Based Toddler

Credit: Lani Ohye

Their book features 50-plus plant-based recipes created specifically for stages from first bites to age three.

Plant-Based Baby and Toddler book cover

Oh, and we buried the lede: These French Toast Fingers are plant-based, too!

Get the full recipe for both the French Toast Fingers and the Quick Berry syrup below, and be sure to grab your own copy of The Plant-Based Baby & Toddler today!

French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup
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5 from 1 vote

French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 15 fingers
Author: From THE PLANT-BASED BABY AND TODDLER: Your Complete Feeding Guide for 6 months to 3 years by Whitney English, MS, RDN, and Alexandra Caspero, MA, RDN, to be published May 18, 2021 by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Alexandra Caspero, MA, RDN, and Whitney English, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk (regular or light)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 thick slices day-old bread, cut into wide strips
  • coconut oil or nondairy butter, for the pan
  • Quick Berry Syrup (recipe follows)

Instructions

  • In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, flaxseed, vanilla, and cinnamon. Let sit for 5 minutes while you slice the bread.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Dip a strip of bread into the coconut mixture, then place in the hot skillet. Repeat with more strips, taking care not to crowd the pan.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • Remove the French toast strips from the pan, and repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Serve immediately as is or with Quick Berry Syrup for dipping!

Notes

Choose thick-sliced, sturdy bread for this recipe, as thinner bread will crumble when sliced into fingers. Alternatively, you can use whole bread slices.

And, now for the Quick Berry Syrup recipe!

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5 from 1 vote

Quick Berry Syrup

It’s syrup without the sugar! We like serving this in a little cup for baby to dip the French toast finger into.
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: plant-based
Servings: 1 cup
Author: From THE PLANT-BASED BABY AND TODDLER: Your Complete Feeding Guide for 6 months to 3 years by Whitney English, MS, RDN, and Alexandra Caspero, MA, RDN, to be published May 18, 2021 by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Alexandra Caspero, MA, RDN, and Whitney English, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • 2 cup frozen berries, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, place ¹⁄3 cup of water, the berries, cinnamon, and vanilla and bring to a boil. Using a wooden spoon, gently smash the large berries.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the syrup has reduced and thickened. The syrup should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Enjoy with French Toast Fingers.

 

A huge thanks to Alexandra and Whitney for letting us share this plant-based, family friendly, and (best of all) FUN recipe for French Toast Fingers with Quick Berry Syrup! —Jenn

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this is food very healthy!