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Apple Butter French Toast (03.28.13)

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-28 18:48:54-04

by Jennifer Burns, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray

Place bread in a 9-in. square baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine egg substitute, milk, apple juice and vanilla. Pour over bread and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with almonds. Heat the apple butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan; serve with French toast.

Alternative cooking option: Coat the bread slices in the egg substitute, milk, apple juice and vanilla for 1-2 minutes. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and bring up to a medium heat. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown on each side. Heat the apple butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan; serve with French toast.