Thursday, September 27, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Banana French Toast

Provides 4 servings       

Ingredients:

1) 2 oz low-fat cream cheese
2) 2 tbsp unsalted natural peanut butter
3) 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
4) 3 tsp pure maple syrup, divided
5) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
6) 8 slices whole-wheat bread
7) 2 egg whites
8) 1 egg
9) 1/4 cup low-fat milk
10) 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
11)  2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced
12) 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
13) 1 tsp orange zest
Olive oil cooking spray



Directions:

1) In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, 1 tsp maple syrup and cinnamon until smooth and creamy. Spread 2.5 tbsp cream cheese mixture onto each of 4 bread slices. Top with remaining 4 bread slices; set aside.

2) In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites, egg, milk and nutmeg then set aside.

3) In a separate small bowl, toss bananas with orange juice and zest; set aside.

4) Heat a medium saute' pan on medium-high. Mist with cooking spray. Immediately dip 1 sandwich in egg mixture, coating both sides, and place in pan. Repeat, cooking 2 sandwiches in one pan at once. Brown sandwiches, approx. 1 min. per side. Remove and top with banana mixture and remaining 2 tsp maple syrup, dividing evenly. Serve immediately.


*One serving: 1 sandwich and half cup of banana mixture

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 332
Total Fat: 10 grams
Carbs: 45 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 16 grams
Sodium: 366 mg
Cholesterol: 61 mg






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