Why not serve this French toast with a nice pot of tea? While mom or dad handles the skillet, kids can dip the bread in the egg mixture and sprinkle on the maple candy.

Excerpted from Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes

Nutritional Information

Serves: 8

Serving Size: 1 slice

  • Calories: 213
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 26g


  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 slices dense bread
  • 3 ounces grated maple sugar candy

How To Make It

  1. Mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  3. Soak the slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning once. They should be saturated but not falling apart.
  4. Brown the bread in the skillet, turning once, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Then sprinkle grated maple sugar candy on the top and turn. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Sprinkle the other side with maple sugar and turn once more. Now both sides of the toast should have a crisp, sugary coating.
  6. Add butter to the pan between each batch. Allow the toast to cool for a minute before serving.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.