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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Colorful Toast, by Anna Maynard

Today’s recipe comes from my 5-year-old Anna! She loves cooking and is very proud that her recipe is going on the blog this morning. So cute!

colorful toast

Yesterday in the car Anna kept telling me she wanted to make colorful toast. I honestly thought she was just making it up, but this morning I had her explain the process to me and discovered it was something she had done at preschool. Even though I was a little doubtful about how it would come out, I decided to just go with it and let her teach me something new.

anna and her colorful toast

The toast came out VERY colorful and it was actually pretty good! The top doesn’t get very crispy, but it still tasted good and kids are NOT going to notice or care as they bite into their favorite-colored toast! I wouldn’t recommend serving this colorful toast at your next brunch party for fancy adults, but it is definitely something fun to do with the kids on a summer morning!

Colorful Toast, by Anna Maynard
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • White bread (it’s more colorful that way!)
  • Food coloring
  • Milk
  • Brush of any kind (pastry brush makes for broad coverage, smaller brushes allow for some design work)
  1. Mix a bit of food coloring with a bit of milk. Next you brush the milk on the bread “very delicately” (those are Anna’s instructions and she’s right on the money – don’t get too heavy handed with the milk or the bread will get too soggy).
  2. Toast, butter and eat!
  3. The top doesn’t get crispy, but the bottom does and there is actually a sweetness that is left behind as the milk evaporates. Very fun!

colorful toast mlik |

colorful toast supplies |
painting the toast | colorful toast |

colorful toast final product |

The final product!

colorful toast leftover milk |

Add milk, a bit of powdered sugar and a swig of vanilla to the leftover colored milk for a nice drink to go with the toast!



  1. 1

    i love that she also coordinated her outfit with the food she was cooking. you should try that jane! she is too, too cute!

    • Jane Maynard

      you know anna, always concerned with fashion! now that I’m taking recipe advice from her, maybe I should start taking some fashion advice…which involves a lot of pink…maybe not. 😉

  2. 2
    Erika B

    I love this post! It’s so cool that Anna remembered one of our cooking projects! She even remembered to use milk. We turned ours into rainbow cinnamon toast. She is too cute.

    • Jane Maynard

      it just really does my heart good that you and ferneyn are the ones who taught her this!!!!! xoxo

  3. 3

    Your photography is so stunning. Really. I mean, who makes pink milk look THAT good?!

  4. Do you use regulr, low-fat milk or evaporated mild or….? My girls will love this and they love pink!

    • just regular milk – I realize when I used the word “evaporated” that made it confusing. I was just describing what the milk was like after toasting, but you do not use evaporated milk (although I’m sure you probably could). we just used 2%, but whatever milk you have in your fridge will work!

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