Eat Smart  |  Posted 12.23.14

Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast Fingers

Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast Fingers

These soft and puffy miniature slices of French toast can be prepared ahead of time and reheated before eating. To make this French toast more finger food-friendly, the bread is cut into strips and sweetened with a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar (instead of syrup) after cooking.

Choose soft, flavorful break like a raisin loaf or a challah bread that you can slice a little thicker than standard sandwich bread. Thick slices can soak up the egg mixture and still keep their shape.

Make your own cinnamon-sugar by combining 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Store in an airtight container. 

For added calories, substitute half-and-half or whole milk for the low-fat milk.

Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 slices raisin or other bread, cut into thirds
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon-sugar

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir well to combine. Add the bread and coat with egg mixture, turning the pieces if necessary. Let the bread soak for 5 minutes or until much of the mixture has been absorbed.
  2. In a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the  bread, letting excess liquid drip off, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden. Remove to a plate and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (3 "fingers"): Calories 245; Total Fat 11 g; Total Carbohydrate 28 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 17 g; Protein 9 g; Sodium 340 mg

Source: What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society