Peaches and “Cream” French Toast
There is nothing better than a decadent breakfast treat that nourishes your body. This stuffed french toast is a great way to incorporate protein and start your morning off right. A light topping of powdered sugar is all this french toast needs, but feel free to add your favorite topping.
Ingredients ½ of a (12-oz) package firm silken tofu
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup frozen peaches, thawed, chopped
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 loaf french bread, 2-inch slices, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons butter
Instructions In a blender, combine silken tofu, maple syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, salt and 1/2 cup of the peaches. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl with the remaining peaches.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and cinnamon.
Slice a pocket in each slice of bread for the filling, about 2/3 the way deep. Spoon in the fruit cream into each slice of bread. Place on a baking sheet. When all slices are stuffed, dip each slice in the egg mixture long enough to coat entire slice.
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet. When melted, add the french toast and cook until browned, about 3 minutes each side.
Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and peaches, if desired.
Notes Yields: 6 slices
Calories: 230 Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 380 mg, Carbohydrates: 35g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 8gExcellent Source of Vitamin C