In my Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles post, I discuss my love for waffles. There is another breakfast food I enjoy every few weekends or so. It has a nice crunch on the outside and a soft fluffy inside. It has a touch of vanilla, sweetness, and cinnamon all throughout. This weekend I made one of the easiest breakfast foods: French toast.
These French toasts are so easy to make, I’m not sure if it warrants a full post or not. I want to share my recipe for these lite French toasts though. Most of the French toasts served at restaurants are loaded with calories. I don’t want to sacrifice the flavors and richness of French toast because of high calories. So, I developed a lighter French toast option. I have used regular bread, thick cut Texas toast, and low calorie bread with this recipe. All the breads I have tried worked well with this recipe. I chose to use low calorie bread with this time. With this recipe, you can make a plate of French toast for the same amount of calories as two restaurant French toast.
The first step in this recipe is to mix together the liquids that the bread will be dunked into. I used liquid egg whites because they are lower calorie and work perfect. Feel free to use whole eggs, but it will add more calories. I used 1% milk, but any milk will work fine. Lower calorie options would be skim or fat free milk. I used Splenda granulated to sweeten up the toast, but you can use sugar or omit it all together if you choose. I prefer a slight sweetness to my French toasts. Finally, I add in vanilla and cinnamon to really give some warm flavors to these French toast. You can add in different spices and flavorings as you choose. I prefer a more classic French toast.
Once you have your liquids mixed together, preheat a pan on the stove to medium-high heat. I spray my pan with some nonstick spray. This helps to prevent the toasts from sticking, and it helps to get a nice crunch on the outside of the French toast. Dunk each piece of toast into the liquid mixture. I do this quickly so it doesn’t completely soak the bread. I am not a fan of soggy french toast. Place the toasts onto the hot pan and cook until golden brown on each side. That’s it. You are really just minutes away from amazingly low calorie and delicious French toast. These are just as flavorful and filling as the higher calorie versions. I love enjoying these rich French toasts with 0 calorie butter spray and lite maple syrup. Who doesn’t love a breakfast that tastes rich and delicious without a ton of calories?
Lite French Toast
Total calories: 342
Servings: 4 French toasts
- 4 slices of 45 calorie per slice bread
- 8 tbsp liquid egg whites
- 1 tbsp 1% milk (any milk will work)
- 2 tsp Splenda granulated
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Nonstick cooking spray
Optional toppings: Berries, light maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, nuts, whipped cream, etc.
- Whisk together the egg whites, milk, Splenda granulated, cinnamon, and vanilla in a square dish. The bread needs to be able to fit into the bowl to be dunked.
- Spray a griddle or skillet with nonstick spray and bring it to medium-high heat on the stove.
- When the pan is hot, coat the bread on both sides with the egg mixture. Place the bread in the hot pan. Cook until it is golden brown on both sides. Top warm fresh toast with any toppings you love!
Ingredient substitutions for Scones:
2 tsp sugar for 2 tsp Splenda granulated
Regular bread for low calorie bread
3 eggs for 8 tbsp liquid egg whites