Fit French Toast

You want French toast? Well, now you’ve got it!  Here’s a balanced way to make French toast and it seriously tastes fantastic!  You basically just add some vanilla protein powder to eggs, dip the bread, cook, and then eat!  That vanilla protein powder really helps add to the flavor of the French toast.  I also love how it makes the batter a little thicker . . . making the end result fabulous.

You’ll see the calorie count is a little high still.  If you’re not maintaining then you may want to make some minor adjustments.  You can cut some calories by using 1/2 cup egg substitute (or all egg whites) instead of what I have listed in the recipe.  You can also cut calories by omitting the maple syrup.  One more way . . . choose a bread with fewer calories.  I used Jack Spratt’s bread (found in most grocery stores) because I like how that bread is sturdy and I knew it would hold up well for French toast (I just hate soggy French toast).  Jack Spratt bread is 80 calories a slice.  So, you can change your bread or just choose to only eat one slice.

At any rate, we usually eat this about once a week and we love it.  Go ahead and try it for yourself.  Let me know how it goes.  Enjoy!

Fit French Toast
Adapted by Bill Phillips, “Eating For Life”

3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 egg
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 slices whole-wheat bread (80 calories/slice)
1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup

Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium heat.

Lightly beat eggs and place in food processor.  Add protein powder and beat until smooth (doesn’t take long and the batter will be a little thick . . . like crepe batter).  Pour into pie plate.  Alternately, you can place protein powder in a pie plate and slowly pour in beaten egg while stirring with a fork until smooth.

Dip one piece of bread in the batter and let it soak up the egg mixture for 10 seconds.  Carefully turn the bread over to coat the other side.  Repeat with second piece of bread.

Place batter-soaked bread in the skillet and spoon any remaining batter on top.  Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Then place on a small plate.

While French toast is cooking, microwave maple syrup until warm, about 20 seconds.

Pour warm maple syrup over French toast, serve and enjoy!

Serves 1 (but can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.).

Nutritional Information
Calories:  368.5
Protein:  26.2g
Carbs:  56g
Fat:  6.5g
Fiber:  2.3g
Sugars:  10.5g

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