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French Toast Fingers with Fruit Dips

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Vanilla Pear Dip:
1-- (15-ounce) can pear halves in extra light syrup
1tablespoon honey
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1tablespoon butter (optional)
Maple Peach Dip:
1-- (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in juice, half drained
1/4cup maple-flavored syrup, regular or reduced calorie
1/4teaspoon almond extract
1tablespoon butter (optional)
Cinnamon Carrot Dip:
1-- (15-ounce) can sliced carrots
3tablespoons brown sugar
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
1tablespoon butter (optional)
French Toast Fingers:
3large or extra large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4cup low-fat milk
1/4cup Vanilla Pear, Maple Peach, or Cinnamon Carrot dip
6slices whole-grain bread, each cut in 5, 1-inch-wide strips

Instructions

 

  1. For any dip:  Mix the ingredients (except for the butter, if used) for any of the dips in a small bowl. Put 1/4 cup dip aside for the French toast. Heat the remaining dip in a small saucepan or in the microwave oven until hot, 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and mix in the butter, if using; keep warm. 
  2. For the French toast fingers:  In a flat, wide bowl mix the eggs, milk and 1/4 cup of one of the dips until smooth. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat with cooking spray oil. Dip the bread strips in the egg mixture just long enough to coat thoroughly. Cook the strips until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Serve 5 French Toast Fingers (a hand) per person with a portion of the warm dip.
 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 190
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 7g
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