This french toast recipe was offered to me by a client who also happens to be a well known chef.
To qualify as a low calorie food and one healthy breakfast recipe, top french toast with 1/2 cup warm fruit (recipe below), add 2 slices of lean canadian-style bacon for a breakfast under 400 calories.
My chef friend says this is a classic french toast recipe. He suggests using a bread that can absorb the egg mixture, not too dense, but also be sturdy enough to hold up. Cook on a griddle or in the oven. This is a favorite of my husbands -- I make it frequently.
HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE TIP: Add canadian-style bacon or slice of grilled ham for a super charged breakfast to keep you going into the afternoon. Use whole wheat or white bread. Sourdough does not absorb egg mixture sufficiently.
CALORIES: 2 slices french toast, 220 calories. To reduce 30 calories substitute 1 egg and 2 egg whites for the 3 eggs and use fat free milk in recipe.
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 T. sugar
- 1/4 t. vanilla
- 1/8 t. cinnamon
- 1/8 t. nutmeg
- 1/8 t. salt
- 8 slices sandwich or French bread sliced 1 inch thick
TO COOK IN OVEN: Place dipped bread on generously buttered baking pan (15 X 9), drizzle any remaining egg mixture over bread. Cook in 500F oven for 5-8 minutes until bottoms are golden brown, turn and cook another 2-4 minutes.
TOP WITH: Sprinkled sugar (powdered or granulated), maple syrup, pancake syrup, jam, marmalade, fresh fruit compote or warm fruit (recipe below).
- 16 ounce bag frozen blueberries, blackberries, (peaches, apples cut in bite size pieces)
- lemon juice
- 2 T. sugar (adjust depending on sweetness of fruit)
Put all in saucepan and simmer for 5-7 minutes until fruit becomes syrupy. Serve warm.
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