Health

Classic French Toast with Berries

Classic French Toast with Berries Photo: Kana Okada

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (3/4-inch) slices whole-grain country bread (about 1 1/2 ounces per slice)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 8 teaspoons maple syrup

Preparation


1. Preheat oven to 200°.

2. Place a large shallow baking dish in oven to warm.

3. Combine first 7 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. (You should have about 2 cups batter.) Place 2 slices of bread in batter; soak 1-2 minutes.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Remove bread slices from the batter; drain slightly. Place bread in skillet; cook until golden (2-3 minutes on each side), flipping once. Transfer toast to warm baking dish in oven. Repeat steps with the remaining bread slices.

5. Place 2 slices of French toast on 4 plates. Sprinkle each plate with 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar; top with 1/4 cup each of blueberries and raspberries. Drizzle each plate with 2 teaspoons maple syrup before serving.


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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices french toast, 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, and 1/2 cup berries)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 296
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 16g
Carbohydrate per serving: 41g
Fiber per serving: 7g
Cholesterol per serving: 113mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 465mg
Calcium per serving: 188mg

Good to Know

Skinny up your breakfast with this healthy take on French toast. Use egg whites and reduced fat milk to make each piece of fiber-rich bread light and fluffy. Fresh berries add in disease-fighting antioxidants.