You have to admit, french toast is one of the first breakfast items you actually learn to cook on a stove. It’s pretty simple and you can make it fancy and mix it up with different flavors. This is a great dish to make in the morning with your kids. You can even skip the last step and freeze these for a quick morning breakfast during the week. There’s nothing really fancy about this, it’s more technique then recipe. So enjoy this quick version of french toast with your kids.
9-10 slices Texas Toast
2 large eggs + 1 Egg white
½ C skim milk (or milk alternative like Almond, Soy or Rice milks)
¼ C Splenda Granulated sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 T unsalted butter
In a large bowl or deep dish combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk to combine. Heat a large cast iron skillet or flat top skillet on Med High heat. Add the butter to the skillet, using a silicon brush, brush the butter evenly over the surface are. If you are working in several batches split the butter up and apply before each batch remembering to let the skillet heat up again before placing the toast on. This is for taste, so if you want to add some cooking spray you can as well.
Dip your toast in the egg and milk mixture for about 2-4 seconds on each side making sure the whole slice has the mixture on it and quickly move to the hot skillet. Repeat with remaining pieces until surface area is full. Leave about 1 ½ inches of space between each piece.
Let look until lightly browned on one side, then flip. About 1 minute for each side. Remove pieces from the skillet and place on a large baking sheet and heat in the oven at 325 for about 3- 5 minutes or until the bottom is toasted and crisp. Flip the slices and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes. Do not over bake or the toast will be too dry.
Top with whipped butter and syrup or fresh fruits.