Besides being a day when you can dress in all green and pinch people relentlessly, our family loves Saint Patrick Day because of all the great St Patrick Day recipes!
And one of our favorite easy St Patrick Day recipes for kids? Irish Soda Bread French Toast. This awesome St Patrick Day recipe is always a part of our St Patrick Day activities for kids.
It all started a few years back when we had leftover Irish Soda Bread. Surely we couldn’t let this rounded loaf of perfection go to waste! And so we began the tradition of a St Patrick Day breakfast with a delicious and easy St Patrick Day recipe: Irish Soda Bread French Toast.
Your family will love this fun St Patrick Day twist on a traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe! I promise that even the pickiest leprechaun wouldn’t pass this recipe up!
- 1 loaf of Irish Soda Bread, sliced (use this Irish Soda Bread mix or try this recipe)
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup orange juice
- Zest of one orange
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup, plus more when serving
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cloves
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Powdered sugar
- glass baking dish or glass pie pan
- electric griddle (or a large rectangular skillet)
- Preheat your electric griddle or skillet to about 300-350 degrees.
- In a 9 x 11 Pyrex pan (or a round glass pie pan), add the eggs, milk, orange juice, maple syrup and all spices.
- Add the zest from an orange into the egg/milk mixture, and whisk the mixture until it is well combined.
- Arrange the sliced bread, the egg/milk mixture and the skillet in close proximity to each other. This makes it much easier to grab, dunk and cook your soon-to-be-scrumptious Irish Soda Bread French toast.
- Melt a little butter on the griddle or skillet.
- Using a fork, grab a piece of the toast and place it in the egg/milk mixture. Depending on the freshness of the bread (fresher bread will absorb the liquid quicker), allow the bread to soak in the mixture for 3-5 seconds or just until it looks like the toast is saturated but not soggy.
- Place the perfectly soaked Irish soda bread toast (aaahhh... the pressure!!) on the heated skillet. Keep repeating this process with subsequent toast slices until you have a happy little grouping of dunked-and-cooking Irish Soda Bread slices across your skillet.
- Inhale the lovely cinnamon-maple syrup-bread aroma. Prepare yourself for the onslaught of children running into the kitchen shouting, “Mmmmm…mama, what are you making?!?! And why are you drooling?”
- Flip the Irish Soda Bread French Toast slices once the underside is browned (maybe 3-5 minutes, depending on your griddle). Cook another 3 minutes or so on the opposite site until there are no more shiny “wet” spots on the bread and it looks completely cooked through.
- Serve with melted butter, maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
And that’s it! Now you’ve got a great new reason to make traditional Irish Soda Bread as part of your St Patrick Day recipes.
Enjoy this easy St Patrick Day Irish Soda Bread recipe with your kids! Happy St Pats!