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This delicious and low-fat sliced bread French Toast Recipe is easy to whip for a quick, healthy breakfast. I also include my Top 5 tips for making the perfect French Toast! No more soggy, no more dry, no more burned French Toast slices.
Last summer, we stayed at the Element Hotel and part of their hotel culture is healthy, Farm to Table breakfasts every morning.
I fell in love with their sliced bread French Toast, served with fresh fruit on top.
It looked soo simple, yet tasted so amazing—the memory of it lingered for months until this week, when I finally got up the courage to try it myself!
As it turns out—making French Toast is quite the science.
And, if you’ve read any of my other recipes—I’m really quite the Accidental Chef and tend to cook by whatever feels right.
But this time—I was determined to make it PERFECT!
And PERFECTION I achieved!!!!
Tips to Make the perfect Sliced French Toast
Usually, I make a bread pudding style French toast that’s sooo easy. It’s a total Throw-together style recipe. Super easy—can’t mess it up.
But this time, I decided to use individual slices of whole grain bread.
To achieve my new-found French Toast Perfection, I decided to do a little research ahead of time. I found this great article on HuffPost. about how to make the Perfect French Toast. So I followed all of their tips to the T and my French Toast actually came out perfectly!
Tip #1: Be sure to preheat the pan.
Confession–I don’t always preheat my pan. As a busy mom, sometimes I just don’t. But according to Alison Roman, Bon Appetite’s assistant food editor, here’s why we should:
If the pan isn’t hot enough when you put your first slice in, the custard spreads out, forming a foot on the bottom of the French toast. When the pan is hot enough, the batter won’t have time to seep — the eggs will start cooking as soon as they hit it.
I tried this and it worked. LOOK —no custard spread around the edges!!
Tip #2: Use the proper temperature—medium to medium high.
Be careful, if you go too high , it will scorch the bread and too low will create soggy French Toast. Additionally, if you add sugar to the mixture, it has a greater chance of burning since it cooks faster than the egg.
So I did not include sugar in this mixture. Instead, I just added maple syrup as a condiment.
Tip #3: Use a butter/flour mix (instead of just butter) to grease the pan.
This can be achieved quite easily with a nonstick baking spray. (they usually contain a mix of butter/flour). I used this one.
Tip #4: Soak bread for 1 minute
When soaking your bread, keep the bread in the mixture for exactly 1 MINUTE. Then flip it for 1 more additional minute.
Tip #5: Lastly, do not add too much milk to your mixture.
If you put too much milk, then the egg can’t cook as quickly and it results in soggy French toast. (I’ve had this issue in the past). So for this recipe, I used 1/3 cup milk.
I did each one of these steps and my French toast turned out perfectly!!! I was soo impressed with myself.
Remember—I am the one who considers herself the Accidental Cook. That’s one reason I enjoy creating recipes for my blogs because it pushes me and helps me improve…just like I wrote about here.
How to make the Perfect Sliced French Toast
This recipe is a healthier version of traditional French Toast because it does not added sugar or whole eggs. Instead it uses fruit on top and liquid egg whites. You can use whichever kind of milk you prefer. I used 2% because that’s we had in the fridge.
Makes about 2-3 slices. If you want to serve more, double the recipe
- 3 slices of bread
- 1/2 cup Nest Fresh Egg Whites
- 1/3 cup milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Optional: Tsp confectioner’s sugar
- Optional: fresh fruit for toppings
- Optional: maple syrup for toppings
- Whisk egg whites and milk, then add in the cinnamon and vanilla pour into a casserole dish.
- Spray a pan with cooking spray and heat to medium.
- Place 1 slice of bread into mixture to soak for 1 minute per side.
- Add the soaked slice bread to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes per side.
- Repeat for each piece of bread.
- Plate your slices and cover with fresh fruit. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!