Do you ever find that some mornings, no matter how early you woke up, you’re still rushing out the door in a panic?
Mornings are hectic for most people, but mornings are especially difficult for parents with young tots! First you need to get yourself all dolled up and ready (or at least throw on yoga pants), then you need to get the kids dressed and presentable, and finally, everyone still needs to eat breakfast!
You’re trying to fly out the door to get yourself to work, get the kids to school on time, or for some parents – both! This is why we created these Egg and Toast Squares. They are perfect for mornings when you need something hearty, healthy, and breakfast to go! You can make these ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze, and when it’s time to fly out the door, just put them on a paper towel or in a snack cup, and GO!
Egg and Toast Squares, Breakfast To Go Recipe:
Age: 12 months plus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: approximately 15 squares
Food storage: refrigerator friendly, freezer friendly
Serving: self-feed, family friendly
- butter for greasing
- 3-5 pieces whole grain bread (depending on the size of the bread)
- 6-7 slices gouda cheese
- 8 organic eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh basil, finely minced (you can occasionally substitute the basil for fresh thyme)
- 1/2 cup organic bell pepper (preferably orange, yellow, or red for nutritional purposes), diced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease the bottom of a large baking pan (12 x 8) with butter to prevent sticking. Line the bottom of the pan with the slices of bread, enough to fully cover the bottom of the pan. Place the cheese slices on top of the bread slices in a layer. (Make sure the cheese covers the bread/pan completely.)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Lightly beat the eggs to combine. Add the basil, bell pepper, and stir. Evenly pour the egg mixture over the bread and cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the egg is completely set. Allow to cool slightly, then use a knife or pizza cutter to evenly cut into squares.
Egg and Toast Squares can be eaten at home or taken to go – just place 1-2 squares on a paper towel or in a snack cup, hand it to your child in the car, and GO!
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