Light and Easy Cinnamon French Toast

Light and Easy Cinnamon French Toast

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
176 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 231mg 77%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 17g
Calcium 90mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy French toast recipe is a little lighter than most, made with 2 eggs whites and only 1 whole egg.

A little vanilla, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg add a depth of flavor to this tasty breakfast or brunch entree.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 8 slices French bread, sliced on diagonal
  • Optional: cinnamon sugar mixture
  • Optional: syrup for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Light and Easy Cinnamon French Toast ingredients

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  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and egg white until foamy. Whisk in milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    whisk egg, egg white, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl

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  3. Pre heat oven to 200°. Heat butter in heavy skillet over medium-low heat.

    skillet with butter

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  4. Dip 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Let excess drip back into the bowl.

    bread dipped into egg mixture

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  5. Place the coated bread slices on a hot griddle or skillet. Cook, turning until both sides are nicely browned, about 2 minutes each side.

    cook french toast in skillet

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  6. Transfer to a warm plate and keep warm in oven or warming drawer.

    french toast on a plate

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  7. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture.

    french toast cooking in a skillet

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  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired. Serve with maple syrup.

    Light and Easy Cinnamon French Toast on a platter

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