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Healthy Whole Wheat French Toast
From stale bread to sweet breakfast!
I have always LOVED french toast but recently found that when ordering it in a restaurant, it can have around 20 fat grams per 2 pieces! I LOVE this recipe because it is easy to make and even easier to alter to make healthier than the restaurant version. Since I am on a "healthier eating" kick, I make my french toast with whole wheat bread and use heart healthy soy milk instead of regular milk. Instead of "frying" the bread in tons of butter as they do in a restaurant, I use coconut oil or cooking spray. It can certainly be made with the regular bread and cow's milk. This cuts my fat to about 5 grams of fat per serving!
This recipe came about when I first started baking my own breads. I would always have the crusty end pieces left over and for some reason no one wanted them. So, I began saving the end pieces and any bread that went stale and upgraded the leftovers with this easy recipe!
If you really want to increase the health factor of this breakfast.... Swap out your syrup for smashed berries! You will be adding vitamins and cutting the fat, calories, and carbs!
No matter how you make it, I hope that you enjoy this SIMPLE French Toast Recipe!
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup soy milk, (any milk will do but we prefer soy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash nutmeg, optional
- whole wheat bread, any type
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Just a few steps to UPGRADE your stale bread!
- Preheat a skillet on medium heat. Be sure to spray with cooking spray or use melted butter if you prefer.
- Stir all ingredients (except bread) together in a large bowl. Make sure that your "batter" is well mixed.
- Take your slices of bread and coat them in the batter on both sides. IF you are using stale bread (as I do), You will want to leave it soaking in the batter for a few minutes. If you are using fresh bread -simply soak bread 1 piece at a time fora few seconds on both sides.
- Place your sopping bread into the skillet. Brown on both sides and serve!