French toast is one of those classic, simple breakfasts the whole family loves. To be honest, I forget how much we all love french toast until I am panicking about dinner and declare breakfast for dinner. No matter what, breakfast for dinner is always a huge hit. While this is a Weight Watcher friendly french toast, this is a simple, filling, and delicious breakfast your whole family will love.
Is french toast healthy?
French toast can be super decadent or healthy. It really comes down to what type of bread, what type of milk, and what type of sweetener. Most importantly, the healthiness of french toast is defined by what you are calling healthy. For this french toast, I am defining it as a low calorie french toast and a Weight Watchers friendly french toast. This also happens to be a dairy free french toast.
To make my french toast Weight Watchers friendly french toast, I am using Schmidt 647 bread (a delicious, 1 smart point bread that is usually found in the North East) and Unsweetened Silk Cashew Milk. Feel free to use whatever milk and bread you prefer; this is more about the ratio. You'll see I am using pure maple syrup instead of sugar free; feel free to use sugar free if you like.
Tips for making french toast
For good french toast, you need a bread that will soak up the custardy mixture but not fall apart. This is why I love Schmidt 647 Italian bread. It is a dense white bread that I'd use even if I wasn't interested in the calorie content. For more indulgent french toast, I'd use a brioche bread for the same purposes.
Dry out your bread if you can. Typically, I make french toast as a last minute idea. If I am planning on french toast, I'll leave the bread out overnight to dry out. This makes for a better, crusty french toast instead of soft french toast.
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 big pinch on cinnamon (1/2 tbsp-ish)
- 1 smaller pinch of nutmeg (1/2 tsp-ish)
- 1 tinier pinch of salt (1/4 tsp)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 slices Schmidt 647 Italian bread
1. If you think ahead, leave bread out overnight to dry out.
2. Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly until eggs are fully beaten and there is no separate whites.
3. Preheat a skillet to medium low temperature and use preferred flavorless cooking spray (if using butter, still use the spray AND butter for best results).
4. Dip french toast in the egg mixture and allow bread to become fully saturated. Before placing on the griddle, allow any excess to drip off.
5. Pan fry french toast on both sides until golden and french toast is slightly firm.
6. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
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