This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"She was so wild that when she made French toast, she got her tongue caught in the toaster."
-Rodney Dangerfield, Comedian
French Toast itself isn't all that bad for you. Just a few simple substitutions can make it even healthier with lowering the fat and cholesterol. Using 2% milk or the substitution of orange juice helps and the Take Control Light spread reduces the calories dramatically. Enriched sauces, such as Orange Honey, can add different flavors to your pancakes or French toast.
You can use any bread for French Toast but the traditional recipe calls for Sourdough and this is my favorite. The creamy batter and sweet syrups complement the slightly sour taste of the bread.
Keep in mind that breads vary widely in the amount of fat and calories, but most sourdough breads and French breads are made with no fat and will usually have fewer calories. Breads with added nuts, raisins, dried fruit, etc. add a lot of calories to the final recipe.
Breads also have very different nutritional qualities. Sourdough is not the healthiest choice as eating whole grain breads are best for you.
Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 slices toast
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.
Leftover French Toast is not very good. This batter doesn’t keep well.
|3 ounces||egg substitute|
|2 tsp||Grand Marnier orange liqueur|
|1 Tbsp||Splenda or stevia|
|1 Tbsp||2% milk|
|1/4 tsp||pure vanilla extract|
|1/4 cup||orange juice|
|1/4 tsp||grated orange peel|
|4||slices sourdough bread|
|2 tsp||(per serving) unsalted butter|
|1/2 tsp||Grand Marnier|
Place the egg substitute, Grand Mariner, Splenda, milk, vanilla extract, orange juice and orange peel in a medium-mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.
Heat a non-stick griddle over medium-high heat. When the griddle is hot enough that a few drops of water will dance on the surface, reduce the heat to medium and place 4 slices of bread into the batter. Gently dunk and turn the bread until it is well coated and slightly soaked.
Place the 4 slices of soaked bread on the griddle and cook for about 3 – 4 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side.
Cook, turning occasionally, until both sides are golden brown. Depending on your stove or griddle you may need to reduce the heat slightly.
Remove and top with one teaspoon of Take Control Light spread on each piece of toast and serve one tablespoon of orange honey for every two slices of French toast.
Serving size = 2 slices french toast
2 tsp. Promise Buttery Spread Light
1 Tbsp. orange honey
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 342||Calories from Fat 51|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 59g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Vitamin A 13%||Vitamin C 27%|
|Calcium 5%||Iron 17%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 248 mg|
|Magnesium 25 mg|