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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

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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.

Bread Choices for 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.


 

Orange French Toast



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
2 Tbsp honey
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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 slices french toast
2 tsp. Promise Buttery Spread Light
1 Tbsp. orange honey

Servings = 2

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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  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 523mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 24g  
Protein 11g  
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 248 mg
Magnesium 25 mg