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Pineapple upside-down French toast

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
21 min
10 min
11 min
Start your day off right with this simple yet flavorful French toast recipe. Day-old whole wheat bread from a bakery-style loaf is ideal. First, you soak the bread in an egg, skim milk, and vanilla extract mixture for just a minute. Then, when you toast the bread, sprinkle the uncooked side with some brown sugar, then flip it over and let the sugar cook too. Flip again, place a pineapple ring over the sugar, and, you guessed it, flip just one more time so the pineapple has a chance to soften too. The end result is both sweet and savory and a fancy-looking, fruity twist on traditional French toast.


Egg white(s)

2 large


1 large egg(s)

Fat free skim milk


Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Whole wheat bread

4 slice(s)

Canola oil

1 tsp

Unpacked brown sugar

8 tsp, divided

Canned pineapple rings in juice

4 slice(s), drained


  1. Combine egg whites, whole egg, milk and vanilla extract in a large, deep bowl. Soak bread in egg mixture for about 1 minute; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering; place 2 slices of bread in a single layer in skillet. Spread 2 teaspoons of sugar over each piece of bread; cook bread until well-browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip bread over; cook until well-browned on other side and sugar is melted, about 2 minutes more. Flip bread over again; place a pineapple ring on top of each slice. Flip bread again; cook until pineapple is warm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside and cover to keep warm; repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately. Yields 1 slice per serving.