Extend the fun of everyone’s favorite blue fish, Dory with my “Finding Dory” French Toast Recipe. All it takes is a little creativity and specially-marked Nature’s Harvest® bread to start the day off swimmingly!
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“Finding Dory” French Toast Recipe
We love the “Finding Dory” movie. We like to have fun in the kitchen, cooking together. My kids and I came up with this “Finding Dory” French Toast Recipe. It’s not so much a ‘recipe’ as it is a fun way to celebrate “Finding Dory” and enjoy a delicious breakfast together.
- 8 slices of Nature’s Harvest® bread I used Butter Wheat and 100% Whole Wheat
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Cinnamon I used 1 tsp
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Fruit assorted
- grape jelly
- Whisk together eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut bread into ocean themed shapes like fish, wales, sea shells
- Dip shaped bread into egg mixture, turning once to soak
- Cook bread over medium heat until brown on both sides, about 5-7 minutes
- Decorate with fruit of your choice - blueberries look like waves!
- Add syrup or grape jelly thinned with water
Start off with a good-for-you bread like Nature’s Harvest® Whole Grain breads. Each slice offers whole grains to give you and your kids energy as well as fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and more. I also like that Nature’s Harvest® bread contains No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No artificial flavors, and No artificial flavors. Plus, it taste great too! We chose Butter Wheat (my favorite) for Bailey, Dory’s beluga whale friend. We chose 100% Whole Wheat (with 25 grams of whole grains) for the “purple” shells.
What makes this recipe “Finding Dory” inspired are the French toast shapes. Cookie cutters are amazing. You can turn anything into something special with just a little creativity. I use them all the time for special cut-out sandwiches and for French toast. If you don’t have any, check out Amazon.com for an excellent selection.
Dip bread slices into a mixture of egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. I like to add extra cinnamon and sometimes nutmeg to our French toast! Cook in a little oil over medium heat on a griddle.
Now comes the fun part that your kids can help with! Decorate your plate like it is an under the sea scene with fresh fruit. We used blueberries to look like waves. We cut a cute design out of a strawberry to look like a fish and added additional fresh fruit just for fun. Cooking with kids is a great bonding time for parents and kids. It also teaches them life cooking and math skills as well as how to eat healthy. Plus, it is fun!
We made purple shells for Dory using a little grape jelly thinned with water. We’ve never had jelly on French toast before and were so surprised that it taste so good. Which brings me to my next point and overall purpose for being so creative with this dish.
My kids are Type 1 diabetic, we count carbs for everything my kids eat and give them insulin accordingly. You see, when you have Type 1 Diabetes, your body attacks your pancreas and kills it. It can no longer produce insulin in your body so the sugar that you consume doesn’t turn into energy, it just stays in your blood stream. So, my kids have to adjust their life. We eat so much healthier now because we are more aware of how much sugar is in items like syrup but even fruit, juice, and bread.
Replacing carb and sugar-loaded syrup with a natural jelly cuts carbs from 50+ to under 5!
Using a reduced-sugar syrup on the whales French toast still gives my kids the syrup that everyone craves but at a much smaller quantity. Nobody really needs that much sugar on an already delicious breakfast anyway! In “Finding Dory”, basically every character has a “special need” that they had to work around. They were stronger in other ways because of it. Dory’s parents were amazing and did everything they could for Dory and in the end, their caring attitude is what brought them back together.
I get creative in the kitchen, trying to find fun and lower carb and lower sugar meals for my kids because I love them. I want to keep their blood sugars in check and I want them to live long, healthy lives. Serving a fun breakfast like this “Finding Dory” French Toast with more fruit and less syrup provides them a delicious, more balanced breakfast that anyone would enjoy feasting on!
I hope you’ll get creative in the kitchen too with your kids and celebrate the family-focused Finding Dory movie too.
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