Breakfast Recipes

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

healthy french toast

Weekend mornings mean a debate in my house.  Tyler loves going out to brunch (and the bigger the omelet/stack of pancakes, the better), whereas I like to eat my regular weekday breakfasts (toast, cereal, yogurt with granola, etc).  We used to alternate these routines, but now that we have little Lucy, eating out is a lot more work even for Tyler.  So our new compromise is that I make a healthier version of whatever brunch food Tyler’s craving while he entertains Lucy.  Problem solved.

Many times, Tyler’s request in French toast.  I love making it because it’s fast, can be made sweet or savory, and involves using up aging pieces of bread.  This is our favorite version to make.

healthy french toast

After dipping the bread in the custard mixture, you just fry it up in a small amount of butter,

healthy french toast

then top it with chopped fruit or berries, maple syrup, and if you have some around — a dollop of whipped cream.

healthy french toast

(Want to burn the calories in your whipped cream off fast?  Whip it by hand with a whisk!  Arm = sore).

Even if you just eat it plain, like I prefer, you’ll love this French toast!

healthy french toast

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1 Comment

  • Sandra
    November 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    This is one of our favorites, too! You make it look so yummy with the plums and whipped cream!

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