TRB has been hard at work testing some “lighter” recipes to start off the New Year…more on that to come later this week. In the meantime, here’s a post from Laura (aka “Jackie” of Style, She Wrote.), who shares a delightful new take on French Toast as she endeavors to fulfill her resolution to become a better cook. Enjoy!!
Happy New Year, TRB followers! Big holiday breakfasts are a staple in our family. In fact, our Mom always prepares a morning feast to kick off a day of eating on Christmas – and even, Easter. (Yum!) Although I couldn’t make our family’s New Year’s Day celebration – sorry, Mom! – I continued the tradition by prepping a low-cal, yet super tasty, breakfast – Savory Apricot-Stuffed French Toast with Tomatoes from Prevention magazine. French toast is my absolute favorite breakfast food, but since my fiance and I are watching our figures for our upcoming nuptials, a big plate of French toast soaked in syrup and sugar was not an option. This recipe is not only delicious, filling and easy to make, but at only 230 calories per serving, it’s a total score!
Savory Apricot-Stuffed French Toast with Tomatoes
(Recipe from Prevention magazine)
1 tbsp. goat cheese, at room temperature
2 tsp. apricot jam
2 slices light whole wheat bread*
1⁄4 cup liquid egg substitute*
1 tbsp. snipped fresh chives*
1⁄2 tsp. unsalted butter
1⁄2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1⁄8 tsp. herbes de Provence
1⁄8 tsp. salt
1⁄8 tsp. pepper
*Note: I had eggs, scallions, and multigrain bread in my fridge, so I used those instead of these ingredients. I used the tops of the scallions to get a chivy-flavor. Also, if you too opt for eggs, you will need about 2 eggs per serving.
1. To start, spread the goat cheese and jam on one slice of bread, then top with the second slice. Next, whisk together egg substitute and chives in a medium bowl.
2. Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture, and allow the excess to run off.
3. After coating your pan with cooking spray and butter, you’re ready to go! Cook the sandwich for 5 minutes on each side until it is golden brown.
4. Once the French toast has finished, re-coat the pan with cooking spray and add the tomatoes, herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes. (You want the tomatoes to be soft but not mushy).
Plate and serve. (Mimosas are optional but highly recommended!)
Do you have a favorite “twist” on classic French Toast? Share your recipe with us! Post a comment below.