French Toast

Just in time for mothers day (it's sunday... don't forget!) I'm a sucker when it comes to breakfast for dinner (or lunch, or brunch). I could happily chow down on all types of breakfast carbs every night... but I'd probably be rather large if I did! I had some delicious whole wheat bread left over from a few weekends ago. As you might guess, it was pretty darn stale by this point, so what does one do with stale bread?? No, don't give it to the birds! You make french toast!

I grew up topping my french toast with a little butter, sugar, and cinnamon... no maple syrup here (not that I don't love maple syrup). French toast is strictly a cinnamon and sugar thing for me :)

How do you top your french toast?

French toast is one of those things that I never measure anything out for, toss together some eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, good to go! I did learn something interesting though the other day... it's a heavy cream substitute, that's darn creamy!! Want to know the secret? Dry non-fat milk solids. You can find them in the baking aisle, but here's the deal.

1 cup milk + 1/4 cup dry nonfat milk solids = 1 cup heavy cream

So if you have a great french toast recipe that uses heavy cream (tasty) but want to skinny it up (bikini season is coming) without getting rid of the cream factor, TRY THIS. Did it last night... and am SO happy I did. I mean look at that stack in the picture above, totally creamy!!

13 chews:

Astra Libris said...

Such a brilliant idea for a healthy alternative to cream! You rock!!

As does your French toast... Mmmmm, French toast is one of my favorite foods of all time... *sighs dreamily*

Kelly said...

I just stumbled on your blog via Reeni's and really like the content. Your substitution is genius! I am going to have to try it soon. Perhaps in some bread pudding as I have a recipe I've had my eye on. Thanks for the great content.

Marta said...

I'm with you, cinnamon sugar is the way to top French toast!! I think breakfast is my favourite meal of the day as well, I would gladly eat only breakfast three times a day, but I concur, the breaky carbs would surely take a toll on my hips quite quickly!

Sara said...

I typically prefer savory breakfasts, but I can never turn down french toast. This looks delicious.

Lo said...

Mmm. No arguments here. French toast is not only a great way to use up stale bread... but a perfect thing to rest underneath a bit of cinnamon and sugar.

Vanessa said...

That sounds delicious and easy! I will have to try that next time.

I too am a cinnamon/sugar on French toast kind of girl. It adds a little crunch: definitely a texture thing.

Cucinista said...

Thank you Steph for another healthy idea! I made a bread pudding this weekend (will post it in the next couple of days) and could have used your method. Next time!

Meg said...

Love the tip for making it a skinny version without cream!

Oh I just love french toast! I definitely don't make it often enough... Especially when it can be made so healthfully (and easily vegan!)

Leslie said...

Breakfast for dinner? OH YES INDEED!!!

Meg said...

Love the tip for making it a skinny version without cream!

Lo said...

Mmm. No arguments here. French toast is not only a great way to use up stale bread... but a perfect thing to rest underneath a bit of cinnamon and sugar.

Astra Libris said...

Such a brilliant idea for a healthy alternative to cream! You rock!!

As does your French toast... Mmmmm, French toast is one of my favorite foods of all time... *sighs dreamily*

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