French Toast Sleeping
- Canola oil spray
- 3 Tbs. butter
- 12 slices whole-wheat bread
- 1/2 cup light cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup strawberry fruit spread
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (6 to 8 berries)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbs. powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (optional)
Step 1: Spray a large nonstick skillet with canola oil; set aside.
Step 2: Lay 6 slices of bread on your work surface. Keeping edges free of food, place a generous teaspoon of cream cheese, a generous teaspoon of fruit spread, and 4 or 5 strawberry slices on each piece. Top with remaining bread.
Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla. Dip sandwiches in the egg mixture, being careful not to let strawberries fall out. Press edges together to seal.
Step 4: Heat skillet to medium. Cook each French toast sandwich 2 or 3 minutes or until the first side is golden brown. Use a spatula to turn sandwich over, and cook until second side is golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with maple syrup, if desired.
Each Serving: 345 calories, 12 g protein, 58 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat (4 g saturated), 5 g fiber, 83 mg cholesterol, 117 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, 462 mg sodium.