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Eggy Bread for Babies

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Eggy bread or baby French toast is such a simple way to offer something a little bit different for breakfast. Using only a few ingredients, this eggy bread for babies is ready in less than 10 minutes and is an excellent way to offer eggs to your baby.

eggy bread for babies in the pan cooking

Eggy Bread Baby Breakfast Food

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.

eggy bread for babies or baby french toast surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

What can you serve along side eggy bread for babies?

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.

This is a very simple and basic recipe for baby French toast, you can find many variations using beetroot, spinach and banana which I have shared below, so make sure you check out those recipes too for something a little different.

eggy bread for babies on a white plate
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.

More baby French toast / eggy bread for babies recipes:

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.

felix eating eggy bread baby
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Yield: 2 slices

Eggy Bread for Babies

eggy bread for babies surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

Quick and simple eggy bread recipe for babies. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your baby!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • dash whole milk (or any alternative such as formula, breastmilk, soya, oat etc)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tbsp butter


    1. In a bowl, crack in an egg and add a splash of milk and whisk until frothy. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
    2. 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.
    3. Fry the bread in the pan for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
    4. Leave to cool before slicing into three strips and serving to baby.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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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!

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Hey! I made this for my baby who is just starting solids and he loved it! Thanks for the recipe. I made a post about it on my blog if you want to drop by and check it out. Thanks again.

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Hi Kabs, I am glad your baby enjoyed the recipe! Loved your post :)

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