I have a tradition of an easy-to-eat breakfast while I watch the Rose Bowl parade. This has been one of our go-to breakfasts for special occasions. Served with eggs it’s a filling meal. Hand-held foods are always a good option for people living with Alzheimer’s.
- 4 thick slices white bread (preferably stale) *
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbs butter
- Maple syrup
- Remove crust from bread then cut into 3 equal thick sticks.
- Combine the eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt in a bowl large enough to roll the breadsticks in.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a plate.
- Melt 2 tbs butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Roll the sticks in the egg mixture quickly (do not soak them), shake off the excess, and place in pan. Cook in 2 batches.
- Turn to cook each side until golden.
- Immediately transfer to the plate with the cinnamon-sugar and roll to coat. It’s important to do this quickly while they are hot.
- Melt remaining butter and cook the remaining french toast sticks.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup to dunk the sticks in.
- Stale bread works better because it doesn’t soak up as much egg mixture. Leave the bread out overnight if that’s all the time you have to make it stale.