Whole-Wheat French Toast

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whole wheat french toast

Whole wheat French toast is just as good as white bread French toast! Most French toast recipes call for white bread, but in fact, sliced, whole-wheat sandwich bread is soft and spongy, and soaks the egg mixture really well. It softens as you fry it, leaving you with a golden, crispy outside and a pleasantly soft and chewy inside. I really don’t think you’d miss anything at all by using whole-wheat bread for this French toast recipe instead of white bread.

Whole-Wheat French Toast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, dry or lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a shallow, 9 X 13-inch baking dish, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla until well-combined and foamy. Place the bread slices in the dish and allow them to soak the mixture, about 1 minute on each side.
  2. After flipping the bread slices, heat a double-burner griddle or two large skillets over medium heat, about 3 minutes. French toast must be cooked over medium heat - no higher - to achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior and a tender, warm interior.
  3. Add the butter to the hot griddle and brush to coat.
  4. Cook the bread slices until golden-brown, 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  6. As soon as you remove the cooked bread slices from the griddle, roll them in cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.
*You'll end up using about half of this amount, but you need all of it to properly dredge the french toast slices.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 208; Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 32g; Sugar: 14g; Sodium: 240mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 6g

Whole Wheat French Toast

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