Restaurant French toast is a heavy way to start your day. You can bet it’s been made with a dense or buttery bread, whole milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and fried in a generous amount of butter or oil…then topped with syrup and more butter. Yikes! Here’s a way to enjoy this weekend breakfast treat without downing so many calories. This recipe still offers the key components, but will leave you feeling ready to take on the day (as opposed to ready to fall onto the couch). For more color and flavor, top it off with whatever chopped fruit happens to be in season.
In a shallow bowl or large rimmed plate, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, and sugar. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat.
Place one piece of bread in the custard and turn several times until bread is lightly soaked. Add butter to the skillet then place the bread in the pan too. Repeat with remaining slices of bread. Cook the French toast for 3-4 minutes per side, checking the bottom periodically to make sure it doesn't burn.
Place two pieces of French toast on each plate. Top with 1 Tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 cup berries or chopped fruit of your choice. Enjoy!
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