STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
slices white or whole wheat or several whole grains bread, or French bread, or raisin or cinnamon/raisin bread, slightly
cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese or no-fat cream cheese as desired
to 3 firm ripe peaches or nectarines or apples or pears, peeled, seeds
removed and cut into bite-size pieces (see note), or 2
to 3 firm ripe plums, seeds removed, and cut into bite-size
pieces (see note) or 1 to 2 bananas, peeled and cut
horizontally into thin slices, or 1cup whole blueberries, stems removed
eggs or the equivalent in egg substitute (IE, Egg Beaters)
to 2 cups milk or reduced-fat or skim milk
teaspoon vanilla extract
of salt (optional)
of nutmeg (optional)
or margarine, melted, as desired, for pan-frying (see note)
confectioners' sugar or sifted confectioners' sugar mixed with
cinnamon and/or nutmeg as desired for garnish (optional)
syrup or maple-flavored syrup or reduce-calorie syrup of choice as desired (optional)
spread 4 slices of bread with cream cheese butter; top each with a layer
of bite-size pieces of fruit or banana slices or whole blueberries, or a
combination. Top each with a
second slice of bread; set sandwiches aside.
a medium bowl, combine eggs or egg substitute, milk, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg,
if desired, beating lightly. Soak
sandwiches, one at a time, in egg mixture and drain. Melt butter in a medium to large heavy
skillet over moderate heat (350 degrees F.).
Pan-fry sandwiches, one or two at a time, in butter over moderate heat
(350 degrees F.) until golden brown on both sides. Arrange a hot sandwich on each plate;
sprinkle each lightly with confectioners' sugar or confectioners' sugar
mixed with cinnamon and/or nutmeg, if desired.
May serve with a drizzle of syrup over the sandwiches, if desired. Serve immediately.
Note: May wish to sauté apple,
pear, or plum pieces in 1 teaspoon melted butter or margarine in a small skillet or saucepan before
adding to French toast sandwiches, if desired.
Or, microwave apple, pear, or plum pieces
at HIGH power for 30 seconds to soften fruit slightly.
Note: May omit butter or
margarine, or use only sparingly; coat skillet with butter-flavor non-caloric vegetable cooking spray,