French Cinnamon Toast

Eggs and milk are used here as the dipping foundation—great protein sources as the afternoon practice gets underway. Another unique, good carb/protein snack.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4

  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 whole wheat Italian bread slices, 1 inch thick, diagonally cut (or regular slices of whole grain bread)
  • Cinnamon and sugar or reduced-calorie maple syrup
  1. In a shallow bowl, using a fork, beat the egg and egg whites until foamy.

  2. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat well.

  3. Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over low heat.

  4. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, coating on both sides.

  5. Pan fry until golden brown, turning once.

  6. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and sugar, or top with maple syrup. Serve immediately.

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