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Guiltless French Toast

Photo: Southern Living
Prep time 16 mins
Total time 16 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
This lightened version of French toast is made with egg whites instead of whole eggs, orange juice and whole wheat bread and has less than 5 grams of fat per serving.


  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole grain bakery bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Fresh blueberries and kiwi slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 220
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 10.8 g
  • carbohydrate 33.9 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 290 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, coating both sides.

  2. Melt butter on a griddle or in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place bread slices on hot griddle, and pour remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drizzle with maple syrup, and top with fruit.

Cook's Notes

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