Sometimes, you just need to indulge.
But I’ve been indulging a bit *too* much recently, so rather than going out to eat or making a huge breakfast here, I decided to make something on the healthier side (but still tasty!).
With just a few ingredients and a few minutes, I whipped up a pretty awesome (and filling) plate of French toast. Thanks to the apple topping, it didn’t even need syrup!
Lightened Up Weekend Apple Maple French Toast (serves one)
2 slices Sara Lee 45 calorie honey whole wheat bread
4 tbsp egg whites
<2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Truvia packet
1/2 gala, golden delicious, or pink lady apple
about 1/2 tsp maple extract (or vanilla)
splash of apple cider vinegar
nonstick cooking spray
1. Heat a griddle pan on medium high heat, and a small pan on medium low heat. Peel half an apple and dice into small pieces. In a small bowl, combine egg whites, milk, Truvia, and a pinch of cinnamon; whisk together.
2. Add apple, maple extract, a pinch of cinnamon, and a *small* amount of apple cider vinegar to the small pan. Let cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. You want apples to be slightly softened; I turned up the heat to medium after 4 minutes and let cook another 2
3. Meanwhile, dip bread slices into the egg white mixture and spray the griddle with a bit of nonstick cooking spray. Place slices on the griddle and let cook about 3 minutes each side, or until cooked through and golden on both sides.
4. Once apples and French toast are cooked, serve immediately. I added a bit of butter spray to mine, but it didn’t really need it. If you prefer your French toast sweeter, add a small amount of honey or agave nectar.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: approx. 210 calories; 1.8g fat, 362mg sodium, 33.6g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 15.3g sugar, 13.3g protein