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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.
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