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Sandbox Surprise


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Whole grain bread, cubed4 slices8 slices16 slices
Applesauce, natural or unsweetened0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Apples, chopped2 cups4 cups8 cups
Eggs, beaten lightly0.5 egg1 egg2 egg
Egg whites, beaten lightly2 4 8
Fat-free milk1.5 cups3 cups6 cups
Vanilla extract2 Tbsp4 Tbsp8 Tbsp
Cinnamon, ground1 tsp2 tsp4 tsp
Raisins (optional)1 cup2 cup4 cup


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. 2. For 24 servings, grease 11x7 baking dish (for 12 servings use 8x4 loaf pan) with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Place cubed bread in bottom of baking dish.
  4. 4. Mix all other ingredients and pour over bread, being sure to coat all pieces. Cover with plastic wrap.
  5. 5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. 6. Cut into even squares. Serve alone or with low-fat yogurt and raisins (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 3/4 cup (155g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 From Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carb 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 10% Iron 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Kids can help make this dish by cutting the bread with plastic knives or breaking it using their fingers. They can also help with mixing and pouring.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Snack. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable