We have certain meals on our Master List especially for those insanely, busy evenings. (You know the ones: you get home just in time to throw something in front of the family to eat, inhale the food and run out the door again). On these wild evenings it can be tempting to grab a bag of some kind of takeout. But, that choice is expensive and, generally speaking, not the best food for any body. On frenetic nights think about breakfast fare. With the right choices, traditionally breakfast foods can fuel a busy evening and can be on the table in just a few minutes. French Toast with Peach Sauce is one of our favourites.
This meal is really cheap too. Generally, we grab a day old loaf of bakery bread whenever we see them at 50% off. We keep a loaf or two in the freezer especially for this meal. We've also made French Toast left over 5 Minute Bread if we haven't eaten the whole thing in one sitting. (It 's been known to happen. Once. Maybe twice.)
This is one of those meals that get no moans or groans from the kids. On a busy night, who has the time or patience to listen to any of that. (You do? I didn't think so.) This is definitely one of their favourites. Serve it with a dollop of yogurt or a glass of milk, and you've got all the food groups covered.
Serves 4 to 6
1 1/3 cup Milk
4 Tbsp Maple syrup
2 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Cinnamon
1 loaf (approx.18 slices) Bread (a bit stale is best)
1 can Peaches
1/2 tub Yogurt (we're fans of vanilla)
French Toast Steps:
- Whisk the milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon together.
- One at a time, dip the bread into the mixture. Soak the bread thoroughly
- In a non-stick pan, over medium heat, cook the bread until the bottom side is golden brown. Turn the bread and cook the second side the same. (We love our Griddler for this - you can cook the whole loaf in two batches. Amazon.ca has reconditioned Griddler's for a very good price, check it out here, if you're interested.)
- Keep warm in a 150F oven while you cook the rest.
- Serve with peach sauce and yogurt.
Peach Sauce Steps:
- Drain the can of peaches. Leave the peaches in the can. With a hand (or immersion) blender, puree the peaches. (Yup, right in the can. We're lazy like that. That's how we roll.)
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