Poor Knights - Kids' French Toast

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Recipe: #35450

August 11, 2020

Categories: French Toast

"While looking through a German website, I found this fun recipe. It's called "Arme Ritter für kleine (und große) Naschkatzen" which translates to Poor Knights for small (and large) Nibble-cats. Nibble cats are people with a sweet tooth! Basically, it's french toast cut into cute shapes!"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (300 g)
  • Calories 253.3
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 316 mg
  • Sodium - 199.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 15.9 g
  • Protein - 16.1 g
  • Calcium - 103.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Lightly toast the bread.

Step 2

Using cookie cutters, cut out cute shapes from the toast.

Step 3

Whisk the milk and egg together in a shallow dish.

Step 4

Heat butter in skillet over medium heat.

Step 5

Dip toast shapes in egg mixture on both sides.

Step 6

Cook in melted butter until golden on both sides.

Step 7

Remove to paper toweling, then arrange on each person's plate.

Step 8

Sprinkle shapes with cinnamon and sugar.

Step 9

Scatter blueberries around shapes on each plate.


  • Cookie cutters

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the bread, choose a white bread with a soft texture that will absorb the egg mixture.
  • For the berries, you can use any type of fresh fruit you like. Cut up peaches, raspberries, or strawberries would be delicious!

  • Substitute almond milk for milk or half and half for a dairy-free option. Almond milk is a great alternative to dairy milk and is a healthier option for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Substitute maple syrup for sugar for a more natural sweetener. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that is free of refined sugars, making it a healthier alternative to sugar.

Banana Nut French Toast Replace the blueberries with sliced bananas and chopped walnuts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the egg mixture. Sprinkle the shapes with chopped walnuts and a pinch of nutmeg after they are cooked.

Yogurt Parfait - A delicious and healthy accompaniment to Poor Knights, yogurt parfaits are easy and quick to make. Layer plain, low-fat yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit, granola, and a drizzle of honey for a satisfying snack or light breakfast.

Fruit Salad: A simple and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with Poor Knights, a fruit salad is made with a variety of fresh fruits such as apples, oranges, strawberries, grapes, and melon. The sweetness of the fruit pairs nicely with the savory Poor Knights and the yogurt parfait. Plus, it's a great way to add a boost of vitamins and minerals to your meal.


Q: How do I make the shapes with the toast?

A: Use cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes from the toast before dipping it in the egg mixture and frying.

Q: How long should I fry the toast?

A: Fry the toast until it is golden brown on both sides, which should take about 2 minutes per side.

2 Reviews

dienia b

Good a little chewier than regular french toast. It sucked up the custard a little faster than regular french toast .cute idea for kids


review by:
(8 Sep 2020)


Excellent french toast, my grand kids are going to love these. I made small hearts. They were tender and delicious. Thanks for sharing Linky.


review by:
(2 Sep 2020)

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Fun facts:

This recipe for Poor Knights is a classic German dish. It was first documented in the 16th century and was popularized during the reign of Emperor Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire.

The recipe was also featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, where it was cooked by the character Grandpa Potts. The scene was filmed in a castle in Germany, and the dish was served as part of a grand banquet.