Eggy bread is one of my favourite baby led weaning breakfast foods to make, but it can get a little boring, hence why I created this banana eggy bread baby recipe which uses a banana alongside the usual ingredients to create a slightly different eggy bread recipe.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, setting you up nicely for the rest of the day, whether you’re off to work or staying at home with your baby. I am a firm believer in sharing meals with your baby- it makes life so much easier and saves you having to cook one meal for them and one meal for you, resulting in you cooking six times or more per day!
This banana eggy bread recipe is perfect for you to share with your baby. It’s super yummy, it’s a lot less messy than serving scrambled eggs on toast and it can be served alongside yummy fruits too creating a healthy and delicious breakfast that’s packed full of nutrients and will keep you feeling full.
Why offer banana eggy bread to your baby?
Bananas are a fantastic food to offer to your baby as they’re packed full of potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin B-6, whilst eggs are full of Vitamin D.
Eggs are fine to offer to babies from six months+ as long as there are no known allergies in your family, but of course, the first time you offer them, make sure you look out for any reactions and contact your pediatrician or GP if you have any concerns.
Eggy bread is super popular amongst Mums because of the lack of mess it involves compared to offering scrambled eggs on toast or an omelette thanks to the eggs adhering to the bread when you cook it. Baby led weaning is of course a messy business, but we keep the mess at bay with a BiBaDO coverall bib, a plastic catch-all bib and by using the Ikea Antilop highchair which has a large tray.
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What is eggy bread?
Eggy bread, also known as French toast or “pain perdu,” is a dish made by soaking bread slices in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and flavorings, then frying them until golden and cooked through.
How do you make eggy bread?
To make eggy bread, whisk together eggs, milk, and any desired flavorings or extra ingredients. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are coated. Fry the bread in a lightly greased pan until golden brown on both sides.
What type of bread is best for eggy bread?
Thick, sturdy bread works best for eggy bread to prevent it from becoming too soggy. Brioche, challah, or sliced white bread are popular choices. Stale or day-old bread is also suitable as it absorbs the egg mixture better.
Can I use dairy-free milk for eggy bread?
Yes, you can use dairy-free milk alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk in place of regular milk in the eggy bread mixture. It may slightly alter the taste and texture, but it should still work well.
Can I prepare eggy bread in advance?
While it’s best to cook eggy bread fresh, you can prepare the egg mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Dip the bread slices in the mixture just before cooking to ensure they don’t become too soggy.
Can I freeze eggy bread?
Eggy bread is best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze cooked eggy bread slices for later consumption. Allow them to cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. To reheat, simply toast or bake them until warmed through.
Is eggy bread suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, eggy bread is typically considered suitable for vegetarians since it consists of bread, eggs, and milk. However, if you’re following a specific vegetarian diet, such as veganism, you may need to make appropriate substitutions for the eggs and milk.
Can eggy bread be made gluten-free?
Yes, you can make eggy bread using gluten-free bread to accommodate a gluten-free diet. Use gluten-free bread slices and ensure that all other ingredients and toppings you choose are also gluten-free.
How to make eggy bread for babies
- Start by mashing a banana in a bowl. The riper the banana, the better. Then add the egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
- Heat a little butter in a pan and meanwhile soak your bread in the banana and egg mixture. Once coated, place the banana eggy bread in the pan and cook for a couple of minutes on each side until browned.
- Ensure the banana eggy bread has cooled sufficiently, before serving to your baby.
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Banana Eggy Bread for Babies
This banana eggy bread baby for babies recipe uses a banana alongside the usual ingredients to create a slightly different eggy bread recipe your baby will love!
- 1 egg
- 1 small banana
- splash whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 slices bread (I like to remove crusts, but this is optional)
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a bowl mash a banana with the back of your fork (or if not very ripe, use a blender to puree). Crack in an egg, a splash of milk, vanilla extract and whisk thoroughly until frothy.
- Soak the slices of bread into the banana and egg mixture, one slice at a time. Meanwhile heat the butter in a frying pan on medium heat.
- Add the bread and cook on each side for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat, slice into three fingers and allow to cool fully before serving to baby.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g