Sunday, August 26, 2012

Healthy Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast


We have a full house this weekend with all three kids and I wanted to try something new for breakfast that was fun, flavorful and healthy.  This low-fat french toast recipe was a hit and very easy to make.  Get your kids fueled up for an enjoyable, active day by making this delicious breakfast.

Ingredients:
 
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1 1/2-ounce) slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced banana (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar 

Preparation:

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish.

2. Spread each of 3 bread slices with 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter; arrange 1/3 cup banana slices over each bread slice.  Top sandwiches with remaining 3 bread slices.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working with 1 sandwich at a time, place into milk mixture, turning gently to coat both sides.  Carefully place coated sandwiches into pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.  Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.


Recipe modified from Cooking Light