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French toast is usually a decadent treat that adds inches to the waistline when enjoyed too frequently.  This recipe lightens it up so much that it actually becomes a balanced breakfast you can feel good about eating.

Amelia’s French Toast

4 pieces Food for Life Ezekial Cinnamon Raisin Bread

2 eggs

1 cup vanilla soymilk

splash of vanilla extract

1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp Light butter (like Smart Balance Light)

Berries, sliced banana, maple syrup, powdered sugar, and/or dollop of vanilla yogurt for topping

Whisk together the eggs, soymilk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar in a baking dish or flat-bottomed bowl.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.  Dip a piece of bread in the egg mixture and press down, then flip over a few times so the bread really soaks up the liquid.  Repeat with each piece until most of the liquid is gone.  Use 1/2 Tbsp butter to grease the skillet then add 2 slices of bread and cook 2-3 min on each side or until a golden crust develops.  (May need to adjust heat to get the crust or to prevent burning).  Repeat with remaining slices of bread, then serve with berries and a dollop of yogurt, or whatever other toppings you like.  Serves 2.

Note: I was reminded how much I love French Toast when we stayed at the Corner Cottage in Fredericksburg, TX.  Our hostess there, Marsha, made the best French toast which we enjoyed on her most pleasant porch:

healthy french toast

This version was certainly not a “light” one (go visit and she’ll tell you the recipe, which you won’t believe) but it was incredible, as was Marsha & Rick’s hospitality at the Corner Cottage.  They made us feel like family, and it was thus one of the most enjoyable stays we’ve had on our road trip.  I highly recommend visiting.

corner cottage fredericksburg

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