Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Betsy's Protein French Toast

I've been craving french toast.  Something about the egg and bread and spices, OH YUM!  So this morning, I made some... weight loss surgery, high protein kind! SO YUMMY!


Betsy's French Toast
3 slices of bread (I used a high fiber, whole grain, protein rich, white bread by Franz)
1 egg for every piece of toast you're making (for this recipe, i used 3 eggs)
1/4 cup enriched milk (low fat milk mixed with powdered milk for extra protein, recipe here)
Optional: 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla extract, recipe here)
Dash of cinnamon
Cooking spray
Toppings for french toast *see below

  1. In a shallow dish (I used a pie plate), beat with a whisk the eggs. 
  2. In a measuring cup, measure milk and add protein powder.  Mix until incorporated. 
  3. Add milk to egg and whisk until combined. 
  4. Add vanilla and cinnamon and mix with whisk for 1 minute.  
  5. Place a piece of bread in mixture and let soak for 1 minute.  Flip and soak another 30 seconds.  Make sure you soak your bread!! This will make sure your egg/milk mixture will get into the bread and you get all the protein you can! 
  6. While your mixture is soaking, heat a frying pan to high.  Coat lightly with cooking spray. 
  7. Once hot, reduce to medium-high and place a slice of the soaked bread onto the pan and let cook until brown.  Flip and cook that side until browned.  Note:  Cook slowly!  If you need to reduce the heat more to prevent burning, do so! You want to make sure the egg inside the bread gets cooked.  
  8. Serve warm with your favorite toppings! 

Betsy's toppings:
A sliver of non-fat fake butter spread and a 1 tsp of reduced fat peanut butter, topped with fresh raspberries!

Emily's toppings: 
A sliver of non-fat fake butter, light syrup and fresh raspberries! 

3 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Betsy,

Have you tried the Ezekiel 4:9 organic sprouted 100% whole grain bread?

1 slice has 4g protein, 0g sugar, 6g of fiber and 90 calories.

You can find it at Fred Meyer in the frozen health food section and at Trader Joes in the bread section.

Kim

JavaCupcake said...

I haven't. But thanks for the tip! I'm a HUGE fan of the texture and flavor of white bread... so I've found that the Franz bread is a happy compromise! THANKS KIM! :)

Kim said...

The Ezekiel, in my experience doesn't make that good of French toast, but it is good for everything else. But if you like white bread, you probably wouldn't like this bread so much.