Today we begin our back to school breakfast hacks tips! First up, homemade French toast fast! This is a super easy way to always have a great breakfast on hand for your family when days are busy, school is in session and sometimes we can be running late. This is a great way to make your morning smooth and easy. No need to always reach for a box of cereal! You can get a protein packed meal into your family quick with a little forethought and preparation.
French toast is a favorite of many. When you are firing up your griddle for a weekend breakfast, do a little planning ahead so you can make extra for the upcoming school week. French toast is really great to make ahead and freeze. Quick to reheat in the toaster, toaster oven or microwave and then a little syrup on top an you're good to go. What child is going to say no to a hot slice of French toast on a busy school morning? My guess is not a one!
A couple of tips for make ahead French toast that will help you on your way: 1) use real French or Italian bread that you slice yourself in about 1 1/2 to 2 inch thickness. 2) Dip, don't soak. When you have time to make a super eggy delicious piece of French toast you can let that baby soak, but for frozen re-heatable, quick breakfasts you want to dip. Allowing the bread to get too soggy will make these harder to re heat and less enjoyable to eat and 3) Remove from the griddle directly to a cooling rack so the bottom does not get soggy and they cool evenly all the way through. That's it!
When your French toast slices are completely cooled, pop each one into a plastic sandwich bag and toss those into a plastic container or freezer basket and freeze. Then when you are ready to eat, simply remove from the freezer, pop into your toaster, toaster oven or microwave until done and add butter and syrup or fruit jam and enjoy.
This is one way that you and your family can enjoy a delicious, hot and nutritious homemade breakfast on even the busiest of mornings! I will be sharing more back to school breakfast hacks in the coming days leading up to the new school year starting. My girls have already started and I know in some parts of the country that is the case, however in others school will not start until after labor day. It is never too late to be more prepared whether it is for school, work or anytime!
I hope you give this back to school breakfast hack for French toast at try and I hope you love it!