French toast (more familiar to many people as ‘eggy bread’) is a popular breakfast in the United States, where it is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and served with seasonal berries. To make this a low GI dish, we’ve used multi-grain bread.
- Beat together the eggs, spices and skimmed milk. Season with a little black pepper and pour into a shallow dish. Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture until they are saturated.
- Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with oil and place it over a medium heat. When hot, add the soaked bread slices and cook gently for 2–3 minutes, until golden brown underneath. Flip them over and cook the other side.
- Slide the French toast out of the pan onto two warm serving plates. Serve immediately with the fresh berries and a spoonful of fromage frais, dusted lightly with icing sugar.
Instead of berries, serve each portion of French toast with ½ sliced fresh peach or 2 fresh apricots, stoned and quartered.
Instead of dusting with icing sugar, you might be tempted to drizzle some maple syrup over the top, but a single tablespoon is a whopping 52kcal! And even a teaspoon comes to 17kcal. So if you have a sweet tooth, whisk a teaspoon of granulated artificial sweetener into the egg mixture, unless you’re on Step 5 in which case you can have 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
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