Almond-Crusted French Toast

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Photo: Jan Smith
Recipe from Cooking Light

Top with maple syrup, fresh berries, or bananas sautéed with a bit of butter and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk (such as Silk)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 6 (1.5-ounce) slices whole wheat or whole-grain bread (such as Earth Grains)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sifted powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Combine flaxseed and sliced almonds in a shallow dish. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk, and pour milk mixture into another shallow dish.
  2. Working with 1 bread slice at a time, place bread slice into milk mixture, turning to coat both sides. Let bread stand in milk mixture 2 to 3 minutes. Remove bread slice from milk mixture; dredge 1 side of bread in flaxseed mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat procedure with remaining bread slices, milk mixture, and flaxseed mixture.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter in pan; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add 3 coated bread slices, coated sides down; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with cooking spray, remaining butter, and remaining coated bread slices. Sprinkle powdered sugar evenly over toast.
Melissa B. Williams,
May 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 216
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 7.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Protein: 10.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 286mg
  • Calcium: 126mg