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French Toast for a Queen

James Carrier
Yield Makes 4 servings
"Sometimes I got to eat French toast on the couch. In our house that was special, since we had a formal dining room and usually dressed for dinner. The toast came on a tray, and I was a queen," says Chava Lee of the Silverbow Inn and Restaurant in Juneau, Alaska.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 8 slices sweet French or challah bread, about 1 inch thick (8 to 12 oz. total)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Orange wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 237
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • protein 11 g
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • sodium 428 mg
  • cholesterol 107 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk to blend eggs, egg whites, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  2. Lightly mist a 10- by 15-inch nonstick pan with cooking oil spray.

  3. Soak bread thoroughly on each side, a few pieces at a time, in egg mixture.

  4. Place slices slightly apart in a single layer in baking pan.

  5. Bake in a 500° oven until toast is golden on bottom, about 5 minutes. With a wide spatula, turn slices over and bake until other side is browned, about 3 to 4 minutes longer. Transfer hot French toast to plates.

  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve with orange wedges, squeezing juice onto toast.