Thursday, August 16, 2012

Whole wheat French toast

brunch
brunch: his
brunch: hers
We usually do not eat breakfast together because I wake up early and will eat something simple (cereal with soy milk of late) whilst commuting to work. Therefore, when we get the chance to sleep in, enjoying brunch together is a well cherished way to start our day. The last time we had brunch, I marveled at the teeny touches that made our seemingly identical meals catered to our culinary preferences. We had a near whole loaf of bread left, so I made whole wheat French toast, along with omelettes and grilled sweet chicken apple sausage. The Mister had his French toast sprinkled with chocolate chips, dusted with powdered sugar, and drenched with honey. My French toast was adorned with raspberries, studded with crushed raw almonds, and drizzled with agave nectar. The husband's omelette featured Havarti cheese, turkey bacon, caramelized onions, and sauteed mushrooms. My omelette was stuffed with garlicky spinach, caramelized onions, and sauteed mushrooms. I tend to cook more than our portion sizes and stomachs can handle, but brunch foodie goodies are so tasty, don't you think? My dearest aunt taught me the basics of French toast making when I was in elementary school - who knew it was just eggs and milk? I have adapted the simple recipe since then. The next time you have bread to use up, give this French toast recipe a chance!chocolate chip whole wheat french toast with honey and powdered sugar
raspberry whole wheat french toast with crushed raw almonds and agave nectar Whole Wheat French Toast

Ingredients: 
6 slices whole wheat bread
2 eggs
2/3 cups fat free milk
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Toppings (e.g. chocolate chips, powdered sugar, fresh berries, crushed raw almonds, etc.)
Sweetener (e.g. agave nectar, honey, maple syrup)

Directions:
1.  In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Beat all ingredients together until well mixed.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each slice of bread into mixture and place as many as will fit onto skillet. Fry until browned on both sides.
3. Top French toast with toppings and serve immediately with sweetener.

3 comments:

  1. Your photos are stunning!! And this looks amazingly good. A lazy morning brunch with the hubby is pretty much the best thing ever. xoxo

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  2. Yummy i will def try this in the next week, and i will post about it... If it comes out good. :)

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