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Banana-Chocolate French Toast

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3 triangles)
For tough-to-please kids, try serving breakfast for dinner. Pair this dish with a mixed fruit cup to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1 1/2-ounce) slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons hazelnut-chocolate spread (such as Nutella)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced banana (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 390
  • fat 13.8 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 6.8 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 11.7 g
  • carbohydrate 53.6 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 91 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 391 mg
  • calcium 115 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish.

  2. Spread each of 3 bread slices with 1 1/2 tablespoons hazelnut-chocolate spread; arrange 1/3 cup banana slices over each bread slice. Top sandwiches with remaining 3 bread slices.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working with 1 sandwich at a time, place into milk mixture, turning gently to coat both sides. Carefully place coated sandwiches into pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.

Cook's Notes

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