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Baked French Toast

I found this recipe in a WeightWatcher’s magazine, though I didn’t follow it very faithfully.

  • 2 egg whites (we used two eggs, separated)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons egg substitute (because we used 2 eggs, we didn’t use this)
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto (didn’t use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices bread
  • Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

3. Combine milk, brown sugar, egg substitute (if using), amaretto (if using) and cinnamon. Beat until sugar dissolves. Fold in 1/3 egg whites. Fold in remaining egg whites.

4. Dip bread in egg mixture. Spray a jelly roll or baking sheet with cooking spray and place bread on it. Bake 7 min. Turn and bake 4 more (ours needed a little longer).

Baked French Toast

Verdict: I am not sure if it was because of the substitutions, but this was a rather dry French toast. I think that also contributed to the overall tastelessness of the dish.

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Apple French Toast

I found this recipe on a recipe card at my grocery store.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 3 tablespoons cranberries (didn’t use, because we don’t like cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (we didn’t have any so we substituted cinnamon)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 thick slices of bread (we used 8 regular slices of bread)
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pistachios (we didn’t use)
  • Vanilla yogurt (for topping, but we just used syrup)

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, raisins and cranberries (if using). Cook for 10 min, until apples are golden. Add 2 tablespoons honey and the cardamom (or cinnamon). Cook for 3 min, or until mixture is slightly caramelized. Set aside.

2. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and the milk. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture.

3. In a pan, heat the rest of the butter. Place bread slices in the pan. Sprinkle with nutmeg. (If using, add half the pistachios.) Cook 2 or 3 min per side.

4. (If desired, serve with remaining pistachios and yogurt.)

Verdict: This was an okay recipe. With honey as an ingredient, I thought it would be a little sweeter. I didn’t really taste the honey in the recipe. The apple topping was good. It just wasn’t my favourite French toast recipe.

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Crispy Baked French Toast

A while back Katsu chicken became my new favourite thing, so I decided to try to make my own. This lead me to Panko breadcrumbs (which were hard to find here before they suddenly became availble everywhere) which lead me to finding other Panko recipes.

This is a recipe I found on the Kikoman site, I just reduced it for a one person serving.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (I thought this wasn’t enough, so I put in a 1/2 cup, which was a little much)
  • 2 bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. Beat together egg, milk, sugar and vanilla.

2. Place panko breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.

3. Put butter and vegetable oil in an oven dish or jelly roll pan and melt in oven. Remove when melted.

4. Dip bread in egg mixture. Coat in crumbs. Place in oven dish, turning so that bread is coated in butter on both sides.

5. Bake 15 min before turning and baking another 10.

Yum!

Verdict: I am not the biggest fan of French toast, because I find the ones that I make come out too gooey. But I loved the crispiness of this recipe. I think I left them in the oven a little too long, so next time I will try baking them a little less.

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French Toast

I found this recipe in the French Metro newspaper.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Nutmeg to taste

1. Beat eggs. Add milk, orange juice, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg.

2. Heat pan over medium heat. Dip bread in mixture. Cook on both sides until brown.

Verdict: Lucky we had a lot of people for breakfast this day, because we made 15 slices of French toast with this recipe. I thought there was something a little off in the taste, but I can’t put it into words any better than that.

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Cinnamon French Toast

Another recipe from the French Metro newspaper.

The original recipe calls for 6 eggs to make 8 pieces of toast, which is just ridiculous. So I halved the entire recipe and made 8 pieces of toast and had some left over.

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 bread slices
  • Maple syrup for serving

1.  Beat eggs in a deep bowl. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.

2. Prepare a frying pan with cooking spray.

3. Dip a piece of bread in egg mixture so both sides are coated (but quickly enough so it doesn’t get too mushy). Repeat for as many slices as will fit into your pan.

4. Cook on medium-high heat, turning a couple of times, until well golden.

5. Repeat for all remaining bread slices.

Verdict: It didn’t really taste that much different from regular French toast.

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