Almond Ciabatta French Toast

almond french toast Recipe
Ben Fink

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 pieces)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 367
Fat 14 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 8 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 418 mg
Calcium 177 mg

Ingredients

1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup whole milk
8 (1-inch) slices round ciabatta
Cooking spray
1 cup sliced almonds

Preparation

1. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-low heat.

2. Whisk together first 6 ingredients (through almond extract) in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in both types of milk. Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish. Working in batches, if necessary, place bread in dish and let soak 3 minutes on each side.

3. Coat a griddle or skillet with cooking spray. For each slice of the bread, place 2 tablespoons almonds in a single (but fairly densely packed) layer on the hot griddle, forming an area the size and shape of a bread slice. Press 1 side of the bread into the almonds, and cook 4 minutes or until golden brown. (You will probably need to repeat this process in 2 batches.) Flip the bread over, and cook 3–4 minutes or until speckled golden brown. Serve immediately.