So after posting about Canaan’s special Christmas Morning French Toast a few days ago, a few inquiring minds have been wanting to know how I went about it. That, coupled with the fact that one of my New Year’s Resolutions (as cliche as it sounds) is to blog about stuff other than climbing, made this seem like a great idea for a post!
Canaan’s Christmas Toast
It’s easy peasy – all you need is a slice of whole-wheat bread, about 1/3 of a banana, and an ounce or two of breast milk. Mash up the banana and mix with breast milk until the consistency is smooth. Tear into strips and dip the bread into the mixture, coating both sides, then pan fry in olive oil. (There is certainly no reason why you couldn’t make more traditional french toast using eggs – we used the bananas because Canaan is only 9 months old, so we haven’t introduced eggs yet.)
Now you’re ready for the special touch – the butter! I had read on the internet that you could make butter out of breast milk just by shaking it up. Supposedly this does destroy some of the immunological properties in the milk, but I figure its still a great way to add some tasty, healthy fats to Canaan’s diet. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make the butter – I just took a bottle of milk (probably around 6 ounces or so) and literally shook it for about 10 minutes. The creamy butter rose to the top, so all I had to do was strain it out with a slotted spoon. I ended up throwing away the rest of it, but another time I’m thinking I might use it to mix into Canaan’s oatmeal.
Once I had my butter made, all that was left to do was spread it over Canaan’s toast and tear it into bite-sized pieces for him! The verdict – he LOVED it! He gobbled it right up, and I loved that he could enjoy his own version of a special Christmas breakfast tradition! I only ended up with a couple of tablespoons of butter, so it will probably be something that ends up being used only for special occasions, but the experiment was a success and I’m sure I will definitely be making it again for him again!