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Black Walnut French Toast

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices french toast, about 2 tbsp. banana mixture, and 1 tbsp. syrup)

Take French toast to the next level by adding fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and a sprinkle of nutmeg in addition to the traditional cinnamon. Kid-friendly and adult-approved, this breakfast-meets-dessert treat is great for all ages.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped black walnuts*
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 (0.8-oz.) white bread slices
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie maple syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 10.3 g
  • carbohydrate 54.9 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 110 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 371 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a small skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add 2 Tbsp. chopped black walnuts, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from skillet.

  2. Melt 1 Tbsp. light butter in small skillet over medium heat; add banana slices, and cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in toasted black walnuts and 1/4 cup honey, and remove from heat.

  3. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a shallow dish or pieplate. Lightly press bread slices, 1 at a time, into egg mixture, coating both sides of bread. Cook bread, in batches, on a nonstick griddle coated with cooking spray over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure, if necessary. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with banana mixture and syrup.

  4. *Chopped pecans or traditional walnuts may be substituted.

Cook's Notes

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