Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Glimpse into Eco-Babyz #16: Saving stale bread - French Toast

Since I have shared my homemade bread recipe, I thought it would be fair to let you know how to save any stale bread. Now, if you have a large family - it is unlikely it would get to this point. There are only two adults in our household though and I make two loaves of bread each time, so by day three or four it isn't as appetizing. This creates a perfect opportunity to make some yummy French Toast for breakfast. Very simple, yet I know many of you might have never made it!

  • Stale bread, as much as you want
  • About one egg per 3 slices of bread (I added another one after the photo above was taken)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • freeze dried squash powder (optional)
  • Coconut Oil for greasing (I find it more neutral and less sticky than any other butter/oil)
  1. Heat skillet on high, then lower to medium heat.
  2. Mix the eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and squash in a bowl.
  3. Dip bread in the mixture, let it absorb some and place on hot skillet. Turn over for another two minutes when edges start to brown.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, berry preserves, or butter. Enjoy!
Tips: I prefer using a stainless steel skillet both because that's all I have and it is healthier than ingesting non-stick coatings. The only oil that I found works well for frying in stainless steel is coconut oil, don't know what I would do without it! Perfect for French toast, pancakes, crepes... This is always good with some hot herbal or black tea!


  1. French toast, now that's a treat I haven't had in a while. And I have about a quarter of a loaf of bread that I really need to use. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Great Idea! I'm not a fan of french toast but we normally throw are bread out into the yard for the animals :)

  3. I love french toast, but mine always turns out soggy. Maybe using stale bread will change that. I will definitely give it a try!

  4. Man, do I love French toast! Can't wait to try this!

  5. great tip on using coconut oil for the stsinless steel pan

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  6. This looks really good!! Good idea using coconut oil!! :)

  7. Great recipe! I usually use stale bread for french toast, because it doesn't get soggy as easily as fresh bread!

  8. I always use stale bread for my French Toast, way better than throwing it out! =D

  9. My daughter would like this, thank you for sharing.

  10. This looks good. I love french toast.

  11. such a good idea...thanks for sharing!

  12. I heard recently how healthy it is to cook with coconut oil. I will have to get some and try this recipe, thanks

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

    1. I love cooking with coconut oil :) Come to think of it, I haven't made french toast in a loooong time, ever since we stopped making bread and eating wheat back in January of this year. We now only eat sprouted bread, so much easier to digest and we feel much better after it. I need to make some french toast with sprouted bread!

  13. I never thought about using stale bread for anything other than feeding the birds. That's a great idea, thanks for sharing!


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