Maple-Apple Drenched French Toast

Maple-Apple Drenched French Toast

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Topped with tasty pecans and a delicious apple and maple syrup blend, this French toast is sure to become a go-to recipe for special breakfasts or brunches.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Maple-Apple Topping
  • 1 large red-skinned cooking apple, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup sugar-free or light pancake syrup
  • French Toast
  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 8¾-inch-thick slices whole grain baguette-style bread (6 ounces total)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. To prepare Maple-Apple Topping: In a small saucepan, combine cooking apple, and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until apple is just tender, stirring occasionally. Add pancake syrup or until slightly thickened and heated through. Set aside.
  2. To prepare French Toast: In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides (let soak in egg mixture about 1 minute per side).
  3. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Place bread on hot skillet or griddle; cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Divide bread slices among four serving plates. Spoon on Maple-Apple Topping and sprinkle with pecans.
  • Tip: To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 slices toast and ⅓ cup topping
  • Per serving: 229 calories; 7 g fat(0 g sat); 7 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 474 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 81 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 251 mg sodium; 184 mg potassium
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  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, ½ lean protein

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