The Ultimate Sleepover

French Toast Sleeping

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Violet Fraser

Servings:
6

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cooking Time:
5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

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.

Nutritional Facts:

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.

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