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Black Walnut French Toast

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.

Southern Living AUGUST 2006

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

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

Preparation

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.

*Chopped pecans or traditional walnuts may be substituted.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 10.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 54.9g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 371mg
  • Calcium: 84mg
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