FRENCH TOAST FINGERS WITH FRUIT DIPS

 

  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • For Vanilla Pear Dip:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves in extra light syrup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • For Maple Peach Dip:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, half drained
  • 1/4 cup maple-flavored syrup, regular or reduced calorie
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • For Cinnamon Carrot Dip:
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • For French Toast Fingers:
  • 3 large or extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Pear, Maple Peach, or Cinnamon Carrot dip
  • Cooking spray or melted butter
  • 6 slices whole-grain bread, each cut in 5, 1-inch-wide strips

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 or a small amount of butter. 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 Information Per Serving:
  • French Toast Fingers with Vanilla Pear Dip: Calories 160; Total fat 4.5g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 180mg; Total carbohydrate 25g; Fiber 3g; Protein 7g; Vitamin A 4%DV*; Vitamin C 2%DV; Calcium 8%DV; Iron 8%DV
  • French Toast Fingers with Maple Peach Dip: Calories 190; Total fat 4.5g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 180mg; Total carbohydrate 31g; Fiber 3g; Protein 7g; Vitamin A 10%DV; Vitamin C 4%DV; Calcium 8%DV; Iron 10%DV
  • French Toast Fingers with Cinnamon Carrot Dip: Calories 160; Total fat 4.5g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 350mg; Total carbohydrate 25g; Fiber 3g; Protein 7g; Vitamin A 160%DV; Vitamin C 4%DV; Calcium 10%DV; Iron 10%DV
  • *Daily Value

Notes

This recipe reinvents French toast for a kid-friendly breakfast feast. French Toast Fingers are not only fun to dunk and down; they have the added advantage of having nutrient-rich canned fruit or vegetables blended into the batter. For even more nutrition, they're served with three luscious dipping sauces that provide more nutrients than the old standby syrup.

Categories: French Toast 
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