A French Toast Summer
When was the last time you made French toast? I havenâ€™t made French toast in many years, and the last time I ordered it at a breakfast spot was over 3 years ago, before I ever even met my husband!
That had to change, and fast.
I love French toast, but I hate the way I used to feel afterâ€¦ food comas are no fun in the morning, and I prefer to have an energizing breakfast that will last me all morning. To solve this issue, I lightened up my classic French toast recipe a bit and paired it with lots of fresh fruit. I did not have good whole wheat bread on hand, but next time that is what I would use. I need to stock up on Natureâ€™s Pride breads!
When I was little my mom or my auntie would sometimes make french toast for us kids. They would use plain square white bread and makes piles and piles of french toast. We ate each piece as it came out of the pan before it could get even a smidgen cold. I loved the fake maple syrup (Aunt Jemima’s!!), but some of my cousins preferred the real stuff. All of us would douse our french toast in as much powdered sugar and syrup as we could handle, and each bite was washed down with a cold sip of milk. No french toast breakfast was complete without my cousin Rawan proving to us that she could stuff a whole piece in her mouth in one bit! Crazy!
I love food memories, don’t you?
While this french toast does not come with a cousin ready to show her french toast talents, it is a simple yet fancy breakfast dish that everyone should know how to make. You can impress family, guests, and even yourself!
For another fun breakfast dish that even your kids will love, check out these banana bites. My friend sent me the link and I have been thinking about them since.
2 thin slices of day old ciabatta bread
1 egg white
ÂĽ cup skim milk
dash of vanilla extract
small pinch of salt
1 teaspoon real butter
Serve with your choice of: fresh berries, banana slices, maple syrup, powdered sugar, or even peanut butter!
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add half the butter. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg white, skim milk, vanilla extract and salt. Note: the salt brings out all of the other flavors. Soak each piece of bread in the mixture for about 15 seconds. Be sure that both sides are covered in the liquid. Drop one piece in the pan. Flip after 3 minutes. Remove when golden brown on both sides. Add the rest of the butter and repeat with the second piece of bread. If you are like me, enjoy with banana slices, freshÂ berries, and a bit of toxic sugar free maple syrup.
Already ate breakfast and need an inspiration for lunch? Check out some of my favorite Athenos feta recipes!!