French toast with raspberry apple purée

French toast with raspberry apple purée

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Ben Dearnley

French toast is a surprisingly quick breakfast to prepare and it’s a great choice for children who aren’t keen on eating whole eggs. Topped with fresh fruit purée instead of jam, this French toast is a healthier option for every family member.


Quantity Ingredient
3 eggs, lightly beaten
250ml milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus extra to serve (optional; omit for baby's serve)
8 slices multigrain bread
or 8 slices wholemeal bread
2 teaspoons light olive oil
or 2 teaspoons rice bran oil
yoghurt, (optional), to serve

Raspberry apple purée

Quantity Ingredient
3 large red apples, peeled, cored and chopped
or 3 large pink apples, peeled, cored and chopped
155g fresh or frozen raspberries


  1. To make the raspberry apple purée, steam the apple for 10 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a food processor, add the raspberries and process to a smooth purée. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. To make the French toast, stir together the egg, milk, cinnamon and maple syrup (if using) in a shallow bowl. Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture for 1–2 minutes, or until soaked through.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the bread for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining bread until all cooked.
  4. Serve the slices of French toast topped with a spoonful of fruit purée and a little yoghurt and maple syrup, if liked.


  • Like most purées, this raspberry apple purée is ideal for freezing in individual portions. You may need to add some liquid (a little water or your baby’s milk) after reheating to get the consistency just right before serving to your baby.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, wait until your baby is managing some finger foods (which may not happen until 8–9 months or older) before offering him the French toast. When he’s ready, cut into strips that he can easily hold and spread with some raspberry apple purée. For an older baby, serve as for a younger baby, as finger food.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is.
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