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Healthful French Toast

Guilt-Free French Toast

Using 100% Whole Grain bread is key to making this guilt-free. Keep in mind that the lighter the bread you use, the more fluffy the end result will be. This morning I used Mack's Flax Sprouted Grain Bread, which is quite light for a whole-grain bread.With lots of holes, it sopped up the egg/batter perfectly. The whole flax seeds gave it a nice, hearty crunch, too. If you use a denser bread, you may want to use a little more milk, and give it a few more minutes to soak.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 161 kcal
Author Andrew Wilder

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 4 slices 100% whole grain bread
  • small amount of butter or oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs together until they're well mixed and there are no pockets of clear egg white. Whisk in the milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and spices. The powdered spices won't necessarily dissolve, but just mix until they're well blended and there are no clumps.
  2. Pour the egg mixture into a rectangular pan (a large plate will work, too). Lay several slices of the bread in the batter, and give them a minute or two to soak it up. Carefully flip them over, and let them continue soaking. The goal is for them to soak up a fair amount of the batter, but not to get too soggy that they fall apart.
  3. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat a very small amount of butter or oil on medium heat. Place the battered bread in the pan carefully, and start to cook. Continue cooking on one side until browned, then flip once and cook the other side. Pressing lightly on them with a spatula helps a little. Be sure the heat is not too high, because you want to cook them all the way through before they get too brown (or burned) on the outside.
  4. Serve hot, of course, drizzled with a small amount of maple syrup or a dollop of apple sauce, and topped with fresh berries and chopped nuts.