Eggy bread or French toast is such a simple way to offer something a little bit different for breakfast. Using only a few ingredients, this cheesy eggy bread is ready in less than 10 minutes and is a delicious breakfast you can share with baby, toddler and little kids too!
Cheesy Eggy Bread for Babies
Cheesy eggy bread for babies is a great finger food and your baby should find it easy to hold the strips to feed himself if you are doing baby led weaning or moving onto table foods.
The recipe uses egg, milk (of which you can use any milk such as formula, breastmilk or dairy alternative) and of course, bread. I always find white bread works best with this sort of recipe, especially the crusty kind that you get from the supermarket bakery.
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What can you serve alongside cheesy eggy bread?
Alongside eggy bread, I always offer fruit such as bananas or blueberries which complement the eggy bread well. I always squish blueberries before offering them and with bananas I stick my finger down the middle of it so it naturally splits in three perfectly sized, finger length pieces.
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Can babies eat eggs?
It is fine to offer eggs from six months+ but of course if you have any allergies in your family, always check with your doctor, paediatrician or health visitor first and if your baby has any sort of reaction, seek medical attention.
- 1 egg
- dash whole milk (or any alternative such as formula, breastmilk, soya, oat etc)
- 15 grams finely grated cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a bowl, crack in an egg and add a splash of milk and whisk until frothy. Add the vanilla extract and finely grated cheddar and mix.
- Heat butter in in a large frying pan and while it's melting, soak two pieces of bread (I like to cut the crusts off) in the eggy mixture, ensuring both sides of each slice are coated. Scoop any remaining cheese onto the bread.
- Carefully transfer the brad to the frying pan and fry for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Leave to cool before slicing into three strips and serving to baby.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Author: Nicola Hughes
Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!