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Fruit Filled French Toast Cups: Cooking With Kids for Mother's Day

Updated on November 21, 2012
Yummy French toast cup for Mom!
Yummy French toast cup for Mom! | Source

Kids Cook Monday

Mother's Day is that wonderful day in which we celebrate the great things that our Moms do for us. So Dads, this one is for you to tackle with the kids in the kitchen! After all, Dads and kids can cook together too! Wouldn't Mom be surprised to have a wonderful breakfast cooked for her on her special day? So let's get started on this easy recipe that easy and lots of fun for the whole family!

Step by Step Photos of Making the French Toast Cups

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Cut the sliced bread into smaller pieces.Add the milk to the slightly beaten eggs.Add the vanilla.Then add the cinnamon.Dip the bread pieces in the milk mixture.Place the soaked bread into the cups being sure to cover the bottom and sides.Once filled they are ready for the oven.
Cut the sliced bread into smaller pieces.
Cut the sliced bread into smaller pieces. | Source
Add the milk to the slightly beaten eggs.
Add the milk to the slightly beaten eggs. | Source
Add the vanilla.
Add the vanilla. | Source
Then add the cinnamon.
Then add the cinnamon. | Source
Dip the bread pieces in the milk mixture.
Dip the bread pieces in the milk mixture. | Source
Place the soaked bread into the cups being sure to cover the bottom and sides.
Place the soaked bread into the cups being sure to cover the bottom and sides. | Source
Once filled they are ready for the oven.
Once filled they are ready for the oven. | Source

Fruit Filled French Toast Cups-Ingredients and Directions

This great recipe puts a new twist on the typical French toast that your family may enjoy. Not only is it easy to make, it is great fun to eat as well.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of whole milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (depending on personal taste)

2 eggs

12 slices of bread with the crusts removed (Any type of bread will work. I prefer to use a sweeter bread like brioche. This time I had found apple cinnamon bread so I tried it with this and it was a hit!)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin tin cups with nonstick spray.
  2. Remove crusts from bread slices. After cutting the crust off of the slices of bread, allow your children to cut the slices into smaller pieces. We decided to cut them into triangles by cutting an "x" from corner to corner.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. This is a great task for your children to do. They can add the ingredients and then take turns mixing with a whisk.
  4. Transfer the mix into smaller bowls (one for each child) so that dipping the bread into the mixture is a little more manageable.
  5. Model for the children to dip the bread piece into the egg mixture and coat on each side. Place in baking cup covering the bottom and sides. Be sure that you leave the center empty. Then have the kids continue this process until all cups are filled.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.


Topping the French Toast Cups

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Place the French toast and fruit on plates or in bowls to make filling them easy for the kids.Why not let the kids add the whipped cream?Believe me, that only will create great memories for your children!  Alex was thrilled that he put the whipped cream on himself!For a lighter alternative, add a little powdered sugar.Serve alongside some scrambled eggs.Each French toast cup can be as unique as its creator!
Place the French toast and fruit on plates or in bowls to make filling them easy for the kids.
Place the French toast and fruit on plates or in bowls to make filling them easy for the kids. | Source
Why not let the kids add the whipped cream?
Why not let the kids add the whipped cream? | Source
Believe me, that only will create great memories for your children!  Alex was thrilled that he put the whipped cream on himself!
Believe me, that only will create great memories for your children! Alex was thrilled that he put the whipped cream on himself! | Source
For a lighter alternative, add a little powdered sugar.
For a lighter alternative, add a little powdered sugar. | Source
Serve alongside some scrambled eggs.
Serve alongside some scrambled eggs. | Source
Each French toast cup can be as unique as its creator!
Each French toast cup can be as unique as its creator! | Source

Finishing the French Toast Cups

Once the French toast cups have been removed from the oven, let them cool for about 10 minutes. As you begin to remove them from the muffin tins, use the back side of a knife to gently loosen the French toast on the sides and bottom. This will ensure that you are able to remove the French toast in one piece.

Using whatever type of fruit you would like, fill the center of each cup with fresh fruit. Berries work great but choose any fruit that your Mom will enjoy! Since it is a special occasion, go all out and add a little sweetness to the top of your French toast cups. Squirt a little whipped cream or dust some powdered sugar on the top.

Additional Breakfast Serving Suggestions

In addition to these French toast cups, you can add some of your Mom's favorite breakfast foods.

  • A side of scrambled eggs. Add some diced ham or Canadian bacon or some cheese to make it extra special.
  • Mom's favorite yogurt. You can even serve it with some crunchy granola to pour into her yogurt.
  • A couple of slices of turkey bacon is a great addition to a breakfast meal.

Be creative, Mom will love it because it's from you!

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    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It's almost Mother's Day again so I thought it would be a good time to share this delightful Hub.

      You have so many great Hubs involving children and cooking!

      Voted UP and shared.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Alex made breakfast for me as well this morning. Although I didn't get French toast cups! Happy Mother's Day!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Haha I hope that he and the boys made it for you! Happy Mother's Day!

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      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      How did I miss this one? These look delicious - I should tell your uncle about it, he's always looking for ways to make me breakfast. He's actually getting pretty good at some of it - adapted pancake mix by adding some oatmeal which was pretty tasty. Voted awesome

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      Leah Lefler 

      6 years ago from Western New York

      Oh, I think I'm going to print this one out and leave it on the kitchen counter as a hint! :) These look divine!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Awww thanks Kelley. I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day as well (and hopefully a nice breakfast cooked for you!)

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      This looks so good and pretty. I'd love to wake up to this breakfast. Happy Mother's Day! Take care, Kelley

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks teaches12345. I hope that many dads will give it a try and that it will help make their day special!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      What a sweet idea for Mother's Day. I am sure this will be a hit with moms. I also will try it just for fun with my grandkids when they visit. Voted way up!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      LOL, yes Alissa that is the hard part isn't it? Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Oh yummy french toast! This mom would love some french toast on Mother's Day! Now I just have to convince the husband to help the boys make it for me :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Mom, appreciate your continued support and feedback!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      LOL, you are funny CC! Absolutely you can make these for you! Maybe you can convince your students to make this for you for teacher appreciation week! :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      LOL, reading food hubs always makes me hungry whether I've eaten or not! Yes, fruit is great to add over the top but yes, this is supposed to be fun for the kids too! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Another great recipe from the munchkins-looks delicious. Now, if only dreams did come true and they presented this to you in bed on Mother's Day. Yum!

      Thanks for continuuing with this series. You've offered so many tasty and healthy meal ideas and it is encouraging to know that you are teaching the children important healthy living habits. Great job, MOM

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Okay, if I ever have kids, I'm going to take all your hubs and make a little book out of them as a gift to myself! I LOVE this! I want to make these for ME! Can I do that? Will you tell? Hehe. Beautifully laid-out hub! Thumbs up!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Cara, I haven't had breakfast yet and you are making me hungry! These look delicious. I love French toast but never seen the cups. I think I would do it the regular way then add the fruits and topping, can't live without my crust! But then again, I forgot that this is also a treat for the kids as they are the ones making it with dad.

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