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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Granola French Toast with Cinnamon-Yogurt Sauce
This grown-up version of French toast is so filling and delicious. If you've ever made regular French toast before, this is just as easy to make, but your family will think you've to great lengths to make them something fancy! Add your favorite flavored granola to give a little something extra instead of using just plain granola and then place some fresh berries on the top to make it even more of a treat!
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 1/2 inch-thick bias-sliced baguette-style French bread
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup granola, coarsely crushed (I used vanilla-almond granola)
powdered sugar & syrup to top
1 (8 oz.) container plain, low-fat yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla
In a shallow bowl, beat together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon with a whisk. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, coating both sides.
In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the bread slices and add some of the granola on top of each slice of bread in the skillet, pressing gently with a spatula. Cook for 3 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Flip each slice, pressing lightly with the spatula, and cook for 2 minutes more. When removing slices from the skillet, make sure you put them on the plate granola-side up.
For the sauce, in a small bowl, mix together with a spoon the yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla until well blended.
Serve the French toast with the cinnamon-yogurt sauce drizzled ontop and sprinkle on a little powdered sugar. Use your favorite syrup to dip your toast in or add some fresh fruit on the side and enjoy!