Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Stuffed French Toast Recipe
Staff Writer
Stuffed French Toast
Pam Braun

Stuffed French Toast

Impress yourself and your friends by serving this easy, decadent, yet healthy breakfast.  Stuffed French toast is generally loaded with unhealthy fats and calories. This recipe, though, is made with fresh fruit, almond butter, whole grain bread, and toasted walnuts for a warm, gooey morning treat. 

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Ridiculously easy to make, beautiful on the plate, and healthy yet scrumptious to eat, your guests will definitely be asking for this recipe on their way out your door.

2
Servings
311
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces whole grain or whole wheat bread
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 bananas, sliced thinly long-ways
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large strawberries, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Cup nonfat or soy milk
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons almond butter
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Dusting of powdered sugar (optional)
  • Canola oil spray

Directions

Spread almond butter evenly over 4 pieces of bread, as this will help hold the French toast together. Place the sliced bananas evenly on top of almond butter on 2 pieces of bread. Place sliced strawberries evenly on top of banana slices and blueberries evenly on top of strawberries.

Make 2 sandwiches by placing the almond butter covered pieces of bread on top of the fruit layered pieces of bread. Press the sandwiches down lightly so that they hold together when dipped into the egg mixture. Cut sandwich into quarters diagonally.

In a medium bowl, mix the egg, milk, cinnamon, salt, and almond extract, and whisk together well. Dip the sandwich quarters into the egg mixture to coat thoroughly. Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium. When you are ready to place the French toast on the griddle or skillet, spray the preheated griddle or skillet with canola oil spray.

Place the dipped sandwich quarters onto griddle or skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side, flipping the sandwiches until both sides have a golden brown color.

When finished cooking, dust with zests and toasted walnuts. Dust with a very light dusting of powdered sugar, if desired. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
201µg
29%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
207µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
349mg
35%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
144mg
45%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
388mg
55%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
761mg
51%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
176g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Stuffed French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Stuffed French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.