Well the “May 2-4” weekend is upon us once again! While it’s the unofficial start of summer for most people, especially those who enjoy camping, the weather may be suggesting differently. For most of us, the weather is not about to hold us back from enjoying this long weekend. When you’re at your cabin or camper this weekend, try this campfire French toast over your fire. It will be a great treat on what’s sure to be a chilly morning. It looks delicious; I may try it myself at the cabin. Enjoy and have a safe “May 2-4” weekend!
- 1 loaf of whole wheat bread (or another whole grain choice)
- French toast egg mixture (eggs, milk, cinnamon and any other desirable spices or flavoring)
- ¼ cup sliced almonds or pecan pieces (if no allergies)
- 1 container of fresh strawberries
- Syrup (optional)
- Aluminum foil and parchment paper
- Wash strawberries, dice half of the container and slice the other half.
- Wrap the loaf of bread in parchment paper, then in foil loosely so the bread slices fall slightly open.
- Sprinkle the diced strawberries over the loaf, taking care to sprinkle some between slices; set aside the sliced strawberries for afterwards.
- Sprinkle the sliced almonds/pecans in the same way as the diced strawberries over the loaf.
- Wrap the foil and parchment paper tighter around the loaf of bread. Pour the French toast egg mixture evenly over the entire loaf of bread before wrapping tightly with a top piece of foil to ensure no leaks.
- Place over the campfire for approximately 35-40 minutes, moving around occasionally to cook evenly. If the bread looks soggy still, cook slightly longer.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 10 mins before serving with yogurt, syrup (optional) and sliced strawberries.
Recipe adapted from: https://www.zak.com/campfire-french-toast-recipe
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador