Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not-so-bad-for-you stuffed french toast

I'm always sorely tempted when I go to an IHOP or Denny's and see the stuffed french toast. I've never gotten it because I imagine its similar to eating an entire funnel cake by yourself, but dang it looks good! (I'm not going to lie, I'm also tempted by the grilled cheese/mozzarella stick sandwich at Denny's...but I digress).

This recipe was pretty tasty - I actually made it for a dessert rather than breakfast. I used low-fat cream cheese and 1 egg white to cut calories. I'm tagging this as vegan because I'm also including a vegan version, though I didn't make the vegan version myself.

1 slice of bread, cut in half
1 egg white
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp cinnamon
a pinch ground cloves
a pinch nutmeg
2 tbs cream cheese (but I bet this would be awesome with brie)
2 tbs your favorite jam or preserves (I used pear with honey and ginger)

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1. Spread the jam on one side of the bread, and the cream cheese on the other. Put together like a sandwich.

2. Mix the egg white with the milk and spices; whisk

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3. Soak the sandwich in the egg mixture. The egg should coat both sides, and you can press the bread to make it really absorb the eggs.

4. Heat a small skillet (medium heat) and spray with cooking spray. Cook the sandwich on both sides. Here is where had a problem - runny eggs gross m out to the point that I am super paranoid and always overcook eggs. I stopped cooking the french toast at the time when I thought other people would like it and that was when I took my photographs. Then I put it back on the stove and purposefully overcooked it.

5. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! I added a little more preserves to mine as well.

Obviously use vegan cream cheese (or leave the cheese out all together)
For the "egg" mixture, mix 2-3 tbsp chickpea flour with soy milk and add the spices. Cook as above.

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