Getting your kids to eat breakfast every day might be a battle, but it won’t be once you prep some princess toast. Part snack, part sort-of-healthy breakfast, princess toast is super easy to make (you can get it on the table in about 10 minutes). And with its colorful designs, sprinkles, and shimmery edible glitter, your child will definitely feel like royalty — and they’ll eat their breakfast, too.
Although the topping for princess toast is basically buttercream, there are ways in which you can infuse some healthy components to this meal. For starters, use multi-grain bread, which has whole grains that can help lower the risks for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. The key is to use just enough buttercream to cover (read: not slather) the toast, and a pinch of sprinkles so that it doesn’t turn into one big dessert. For kids who don’t necessarily like the chewiness of multi-grain bread, this can be a good introduction to it so that they get used to the texture of better-for-you bread. You can also serve a side of berries or other fruit, and water (not juice) with this meal to get your kiddo eating healthier in the a.m.’s.
This recipe yields enough buttercream to cover about 10 slices of toast, but you won’t need that much. The good news is that buttercream freezes quite well, so once you’ve made princess toast for your little prince or princess, you can freeze the leftovers for later, or save for another time when you might make cupcakes.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 6 slices multi-grain bread
- food coloring
- Place stick of unsalted butter on counter and let warm up to room temperature.
- In a mixer with the paddle attachment, whip the butter until soft, smooth, and fluffy.
- Add confectioner's sugar little by little until fully incorporated.
- Add milk, making sure buttercream is smooth. (Add more milk, 1 tbsp at a time, if buttercream is too thick.)
- Add in vanilla extract.
- Toast multi-grain bread.
- Separate buttercream equally into separate bowls.
- Add 1-2 drops of food coloring per bowl, and mix by hand until combined.
- Take one slice of toast, and add 1 tbsp. each of colored buttercream onto toast.
- Using an offset spatula, gently press down and spread buttercream into desired design.
- Top with sprinkles or edible glitter, if desired, and serve.