These are my go-to french toast and smoothie recipes that I like to make for the kids for a fun weekend breakfast, but this time I thought I’d make it a little extra special by giving it a Minnie Mouse twist. I saw an Instagram post from PS.NY where they had made polka dot smoothies and inspiration struck. Here’s my version of a Rock the Dots smoothie and Minnie Mouse french toast.
Minnie Mouse French Toast
- 1 loaf of freshly baked bread, unsliced
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- strawberries to garnish
- large Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
- Cut bread loaf in half and slice lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices (this is so that the slices are large enough to accommodate the large Mickey Mouse shape). Use the cookie cutter to cut a Mickey shape out of each slice of bread. Set aside.
- In a flat and shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Pre-heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Dip a slice of Mickey shaped bread into the egg mixture, and flip to coat each side then place it in the hot pan and allow to cook until each side is golden brown (about two minutes each). Remove from skillet and repeat this process for each slice of bread.
- Slice a strawberry in half (top to bottom) and lay them flat on the top of the toast with the pointed ends touching to turn the Mickey Mouse into Minnie Mouse. Serve warm with a drizzle of your favorite syrup.
Rock the Dots Smoothie
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana cut into thin slices and frozen
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped kale
- 1/2 cup fruit juice of choice
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
To make the polka dots on the glass, you’re going to need thinly sliced frozen bananas. Because bananas are sticky and like to freeze stuck together, I found that the best way to do this is to lay the slices flat on square pieces of aluminum foil and then stack them inside of a ziplock bag and freeze laying flat. That way you can just peel the frozen banana slices when needed. But don’t do it yet. You’ll want to wait until just before you pour the smoothie in to hold them in place.
- Remove half of the banana slices from the freezer (leaving the other half frozen for later) and place them in the blender with the rest of the ingredients, blending until smooth.
- Arrange remaining banana slices on the inside of the glasses. Because they are frozen, they should stick easily to the sides. Pour in smoothie and enjoy.makes 2 pint glasses worth of smoothie