Milk toast is an old-fashioned recipe that has been around for years and years.  It sometimes amazes me the foods we were given as children years ago and what we accepted as treats but that was all our parents had in many situations.

Milk Toast was thought to be helpful years ago if you had an upset stomach and could not or would not eat normal food.  Parents made it for sick children because it would entice them with a sugary milk taste.  My father thought chicken noodle soup along with some ice cream would cure anything!  It was almost worth getting sick to get these sugary treats.  There are many ways to make milk toast but the first one is my personal favorite.  Milk toast makes a quick lunch or breakfast if you are in a hurry.  Most children love it if they like milk.

Do you remember milk toast?

You will need:

Bread (Can use white bread, wheat bread, self-rising or whatever you like)
Brown Sugar
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg

Toast the bread until crispy using the oven or toaster. I toast 2 slices for one person and use 1/2 to 1 cup milk.   Butter the bread and sprinkle on brown sugar, a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. I use about 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg for 2 pieces of toast.  Heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave and pull the toast apart in pieces and put in warm milk.  Enjoy!

Some people use white granulated sugar instead of brown sugar.  You can also make this by buttering the toast, heating the milk,  adding salt and pepper to the milk and leaving off the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Vanilla extract can be added to the milk if you like.  Another way is to butter the toast,  float the slice of toast in the milk and add a fried or poached egg on top.

You don’t need a recipe for this.  You can just make it to your individual taste.

If you have not tried this on your children or grandchildren, let them help you make it for a treat.

How many of you have tried or heard of milk toast and how did you or your parents make it??? Leave us comment if you try it, like it, hate it, love it or remember milk toast.

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