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M Is for Marvelous Mittens

finished mitten snack

Mitten Weather Has Arrived!

When winter arrives and the snow starts to pile up, it’s time to break out the hats, scarves, and mittens!

But not ALL mittens are for wearing. These mittens are for eating!

After all, when the thermometer starts to plummet, there’s more than one way to stay warm. These toasty mittens won’t keep your fingers warm, but they are sure to warm up your tummy!

So if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast to warm up your insides on a chilly winter morning (or anytime), this ABC Snack is the perfect choice!

boy cuts mitten from bread young girl holds bread mitten

Marvelous French Toast Mittens

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make two pairs of marvelous mittens:

  • 4 slices of sandwich bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon and sugar mixture

Directions:

  1. Cut four mittens from slices of sandwich bread with a mitten-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet.
  4. Dip both sides of each mitten into the egg mixture and place on hot skillet.
  5. Cook both sides of mittens until golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle warm mittens with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Garnish with seasonal fruit and enjoy!

Adapted from a recipe from Happy Hooligans.

children making french toast girl eating french toast

Teaching Tips

  • While you enjoy your French toast mittens, practice saying /m/–/m/–marvelous mittens together.
  • How many words can your preschooler think of that start with the sound of /m/ as in marvelous mittens?
  • Read Jan Brett’s classic picture book The Mitten together while you gobble up your marvelous mittens.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
children eating french toast

Want More Snacks for M?

Find snacks for M and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Amber Ogilvie

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Cute idea!

Erin

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Cute idea for those of us in the mitten state!

Aiman

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This is really marvelous, Inshallah I would love to implement all these recipes with my kid to enjoy learning with yum.

Adam Atkinson

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Great idea!! My kids love anything in the kitchen!

Cami Parks

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How cute! My daughter would love this!

Tonya Tanner

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I love adding activities like this to my kindergarten program! It engages the children in more modalities to strengthen concepts and make it even more fun! Just downloaded the cookbook! Can’t wait to check it out with my kinders!

Rachel

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Thnks for the free ideas

Jamie N

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This is really cool, my seven year old would love do this. She loves to cook.

Amanda

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My preschoolers love the Abc crafts!

Cassandra D

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What a great idea.

Jillian Too

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Very cute idea! I love The Mitten book.

Ashley E.

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So cute!

Alison

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Great activity for the winter and for fun learning!

Elizabeth Bika

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Such a cute idea!!

Amanda

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So cute!

Ann Thrasher

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Great idea. Will keep this one in my favorites.

Ann Thrasher

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Great idea.

Ruby casilan

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I love the contents here its full of learings indeed.

Amy

says:

So fun! Thank you for the idea!

Deborah

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Thanks for making something simple and delicious as French Toast a fun thing to do. This is something I can incorporate into my classroom. Thanks

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Deborah. I hope you enjoy!

Allison

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Great recipe! My daughters love cooking and helping in the kitchen. Great fun!

Jaclyn Reynolds

says:

What a fun recipe! I think my boys would enjoy making them for breakfast.

Tamar

says:

Great idea!

Bonnie

says:

Such a cute idea! My kids love French toast (I do too). They would love this activity.

Nadine

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Can’t wait to try this with the kiddos!

Eileen

says:

Such a cute yummy idea for learning!

Amy

says:

Great ideas! Thanks

Donna Dennis

says:

Great idea! Kids will love it!

Becky

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Looks good!

Hesper Fry

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This is a really cool idea!

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