Easy Chocolate Chip French Toast

Easy Chocolate Chip French Toast

Okay so I am going to share an embarrassing secret with you. Up until recently, I really knew nothing about french toast. I believe my mom made it for us growing up sometimes, but it wasn’t something I ate a lot or even requested.

I’ve heard my husband order this breakfast staple quite often and I’ve heard him talk about how it’s his favorite, not to mention I am always looking for fresh, new breakfast ideas for my kids. I like homemade items that are all warm and cozy for breakfast because I feel it’s the best way to start their day.

So I did like any modern mama does and I searched Pinterest for french toast recipes and once I realized that it only required a few basic ingredients, I just went for it.

This is now a weekly breakfast treat in our home and I have to tell you, it’s delicious! It has quickly become one of my favorite recipes and no, it isn’t some crazy healthy recipe either. This is breakfast food that can also be a dessert!

While you can easily make french toast with basic bread, I have found that french brioche is perfect for french toast! We love the brand pictured below from Trader Joe’s because it’s already buttery and the thickness of the slices keeps the bread from getting too soggy or tearing apart.

Ingredients needed:

  • Bread (French Brioche Bread is great for this or Texas Toast)

  • Eggs (1-2 depending on serving)

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Cinnamon

  • Milk

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Powdered sugar for dusting

  • Cocholate Chips

  • Butter

  • Large, wide rimmed bowl

  • Whisk

  • Syrup (it’s so good alone that you may not even need syrup!)

I am not really a girl who measures, but I’ll do my best here!

Recipe below makes approximately 6 slices (just double it up for more)

  1. Pour enough milk to cover the bottom of the bowl (about 1/3 cup) and add one egg.

  2. Add, a capful of vanilla, pinch of salt and sprinkle enough cinnamon in the bowl to completely cover the top of the “mixture.”

  3. Whisk away!

  4. Gently place your toast in the bowl to coat it and then flip and coat the other side. Do not leave the bread in too long because it will get soggy and fall apart.

  5. Place coated bread onto buttered griddle and cook evenly on both sides. Sprinkle cinnamon on both sides again as you flip it to help it get more of that yummy, cinnamon flavor.

  6. Once cooked completely on both sides, transfer to plate. Top with one square of butter, powdered sugar for dusting and a dusting of chocolate chips.

  7. Enjoy (add syrup if desired).

Easy to make french toast recipe

I told you this was easy! This is such a great breakfast meal that tastes best warm and straight off the griddle. The chocolate gets all gooey and the butter melts in all the right places and it’s divine!

Try it for yourself. Don’t stress over measurements, just whisk away and put all the cinnamon, chocolate and sugar on it! ;)

Easy French Toast Recipe


Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

Car Organization for Kids and a GIVEAWAY

The fab people over at Mollie Ollie sent me the cutest caddy to use as my little heart desired. I have to tell you, I kinda wished I had four of these because my mind was running with all sorts of uses for it!

This caddy has SO many pockets and compartments, it’s kinda crazy. The inside is velcro so the three compartments can totally be adjustable to three, two larger ones or just one larger one if you remove the velcro insert. How awesome!

The outside of the caddy includes pockets on each side as detailed in the photos, a zipper pouch on the end that is PERFECT for my essential oils and another larger pocket on the other end. Talk about a win for ANY mom of ANY number of kids! What mom doesn’t need more organization in her life?

Here are the ways I brainstormed to use our caddy:

A) As a general diaper caddy for our diapers for the baby, pull ups for the toddler, wipes, creams and all of those essentials.

B) For all of my three year old’s homeschool supplies.

C) For storing all of my oily products and pamphlets for when I go to host and teach home parties. I still plan to use it for this, so looks like I need to get one more ;) This is perfect for me to carry from my house, to my car and into my guest’s home to teach oil classes.

D) For car organization for all of my children! And this is what we went with!

For our car organization, I have each child a set of clothes, a set of pajamas, a sweater, socks, panties, diapers, pull-ups and a few small toys for the baby. We also have some essential oil must haves like DiGize and our immune/wellness roll on, a pacifier, a movie, a snack cup and some puffs. I also added a clutch for me for when I am in a bind and I plan to add a hat in there for myself for those days where I have bed hair and need to get out of the car unexpectedly. #momlife

I am in LOVE with this thing! So because I love it so much, we are giving away one caddy to a very luck reader of mine! It’s super easy to enter to win, enter below and share this post with your other mom friends!

Good luck! I hope you win because we all need this storage in our lives! Comment below on this post to tell me how you plan to use it, I would love to hear your ideas!

Want to grab your own? Check them out on Amazon!

Creating Seasonal Book Bins For Kids

As a mother I am a sucker for books for my children. I strive to be minimal on many things, but books have been hard to be minimal on. In fact, the last time I checked we had around 300 books in our home thanks to hand me downs, free subscriptions from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, gifts and the occasional book that I purchase here and there.

One of my favorite things to do is to create seasonal and themed book baskets for our little ones. Overtime I have realized that with the amount of books that we have, it is crazy to leave them ALL out at once where they can be a little overwhelming and also add excess items for us to clean and organize.

Having a rotation of books can be great because this helps to keep them surprising and “new” to your children. In many ways as they start to become older and remember more, they may become excited about knowing that their favorite Christmas stories will be on display soon for them or that their favorite Halloween stories will be sitting in a basket on the first day of fall. It almost provides a tradition in itself for your children as they look forward to and reread these books each year.

Figuring out how you want to create your book bins is totally up to you. There are perhaps many different ways you could create themed baskets or book bins for your little ones each year. Find some of our suggestions below on how we do this:

  • Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving book bin

  • Christmas/Birth of Jesus/Winter book bin

  • Valentines/LOVE books

  • Spring/Nature/Easter/Earth books

  • Summer/Beach/USA/Vacation books

  • Back to School bin (example: The Night before Kindergarten, Junie B school days books, etc…)

  • Farm and animal theme (can be worked into spring as well)

  • Insects and Bug theme (can be worked into summer time)

You can also go a step further for younger toddlers and create theme bins for:

  • Colors

  • Letters

  • Numbers

  • Animals

  • Vehicles

Fall Seasonal Book Bin

As you can tell this is very basic and still leaves you plenty of normal, every day books to leave out for your little ones (Corduroy, Dr. Seuss, Junie B., ABC’s, etc…). As your children get older and start to crave new books and need new reading materials, you can purge and donate over time and continually build your collection for each bin.

We recently made a purchase for several fall books through Scholastic books with my daughter’s school because the prices are so amazing. This allowed us to have more books focused on fall that can grow with my children for the next several years. Over time I hope to add children’s classics to these bins as they learn to read and begin their journey with chapter books.

Never feel bad for storing your children’s books away through the seasons. Children do better with less around (yet here we are with a ridiculous amount of books, I know). Continue a wonderful family tradition year after year as you grow your seasonal book bins and provide a familiar tradition each year for your little ones to read their favorite seasonal stories. This provides them with a tradition to pass down to their children as they one day pack up their favorite holiday classes to share with their little ones one day.

What a wonderful way to make reading a little bit more fun!

Seasonal Book Bins for the Home