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French toast

6
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
A weekend-worthy breakfast that’s simple enough to make on a weekday, the French prepare this now decidedly all-American breakfast treat to use up stale bread. In French, the recipe is called pain perdu, or lost bread, and it originated as a frugal, if delicious, approach to using ingredients slightly past their prime. In our version, cinnamon- and vanilla-spiced eggs cloak fresh bread in a delicious, comforting jacket. Serve French toast when it's hot - it just doesn't taste great cold and limpid - and top it with your favorite fresh berry mix. If you've got day-old bread around, try it! The French might be on to something - they are usually reliable in the kitchen!

Ingredients

Water

¼ cup(s)

Sugar

1 Tbsp

Egg(s)

4 large

Fat free skim milk

¾ cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Reduced-calorie whole wheat bread

8 slice(s), or multi-grain

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon; dip bread into egg mixture, one slice at a time, flipping once, until evenly soaked.
  2. Coat a very large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; set over medium heat. Add soaked bread to skillet, a few pieces at a time; cook in a single layer until browned, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Cover French toast to keep warm and repeat with remaining pieces of bread.

Notes

Yields 2 slices French toast