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Apple-Butter French Toast Sandwiches

Eat Smart: Serve this sweet breakfast with fresh apple slices for extra fiber and vitamin C.

  • servings: 4
Photography: Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large shallow dish, whisk together milk, eggs and egg whites, granulated sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.

  2. Step 2

    Place 4 bread slices in milk mixture and let soak 1 minute per side. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add soaked bread to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven. Wipe out skillet. Repeat with remaining bread.

  3. Step 3

    Spread each of 4 slices with 1 tablespoon apple butter. Top with remaining slices and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2011