Table of Contents
Welcome to our easy and delightful breakfast recipe, perfect for those slow, sunny mornings – French Toast with a sweet twist! The warm flavors of honey and cinnamon combined with the heartiness of whole-grain bread make this dish a nourishing start to your day. The recipe is not just delicious but also under 400 kcal, making it a healthier choice for those who watch their calorie intake.
- Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- Serving Size: 1 portion (2 slices of French toast)
- Plate the French Toast: Once your French toast is golden brown and cooked to your liking, carefully transfer the slices to a plate.
- Add the Toppings: Drizzle the warm slices of French toast with additional honey to your taste. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top for extra flavor and a delightful aroma.
- Serve Immediately: French toast is best served warm, so enjoy it immediately. If desired, you can also add fresh fruits like berries or banana slices for added nutrition and a pop of color.
And voila! Your delicious, comforting French toast with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon is ready to be savored. Enjoy this easy, under 400 kcal breakfast that doesn’t compromise on taste. Bon Appétit!
Tips & Tricks
- Bread Choice: While this recipe uses whole-grain bread for a healthier option, French toast can be made with various types of bread. Brioche or challah can provide a richer, more indulgent taste and texture.
- Soaking Time: The soaking time for the bread can greatly affect the outcome. If you prefer a firmer French toast, a quick dip in the egg mixture will do. However, if you prefer your French toast more custard-like, let the bread soak a bit longer.
- Cooking Temperature: Cook your French toast over medium heat. If the heat is too high, the outside of your toast might burn while the inside remains soggy.
- Freshness: Serve the French toast immediately while it’s still warm for the best taste and texture.
- Toppings: Feel free to play with toppings. Besides honey and cinnamon, you could use maple syrup, yogurt, fresh fruits, or even a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- Avoid Soggy Toast: To avoid soggy French toast, make sure to cook it long enough that the egg mixture is fully cooked, but not so long that the bread dries out. A balance is key.
- Add Flavour: For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a bit of nutmeg or vanilla extract to the egg mixture.
Remember, the best cooking comes with practice and experimentation, so don’t be afraid to make the recipe your own!
- 2 slices of whole-grain bread
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter for cooking
- Additional honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon for serving
- Bread: Ensure your whole-grain bread slices are fresh. If you prefer a more custardy texture for your French toast, consider using day-old bread which soaks up the egg mixture better.
- Honey: Measure out 1 tablespoon of honey for the egg mixture. Keep the honey jar handy for serving as well.
- Cinnamon: Measure out 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Keep the cinnamon handy for sprinkling over the finished toast.
- Egg Mixture: In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of honey, pinch of salt, and ground cinnamon until fully combined. This will be the custard mixture in which you dip the bread.
Making the French Toast:
- Soak the Bread: Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure each side is fully coated. Allow the bread to soak in the mixture for a few seconds to absorb as much as possible.
- Heat the Pan: Meanwhile, heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt, ensuring it coats the surface of the pan.
- Cook the French Toast: Place the soaked bread slices onto the heated pan. Cook until the underside is golden brown, typically about 2-3 minutes. Flip the slices over and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and the bread is cooked through.
- Keep Warm: If you're making multiple servings, keep the cooked French toast warm in the oven set to a low temperature while you prepare the remaining slices.