French Toast Revolution!
Serving Size: entire recipe
PointsPlus® value 9*
HG Alternative: For a smaller (yet still impressive!) serving, use two bread slices instead of three. Then your French toast will clock in at 314 calories, 5g fat, 496mg sodium, 50g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 22.5g sugars, and 19.5g protein (PointsPlus® value 8*).
Regarding the original dish, IHOP's website claims, "Nothing tops this fruit-topped favorite." We took that as a challenge. And after tasting our swap and admiring its stats (not to mention its beauteous appearance!), we DEFINITELY disagree...
1 tbsp. low-sugar strawberry preserves
3/4 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
3 slices light bread
1/2 small banana, thinly sliced
1 tsp. powdered sugar
1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip
In a medium bowl, stir preserves until smooth. Add sliced strawberries, and stir to coat.
In a wide bowl, mix egg substitute, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat.
Add butter and let it coat the bottom. Meanwhile, coat bread on all sides with egg mixture.
Cook egg-coated bread until golden brown, 1 - 2 minutes per side.
If you like, diagonally slice each piece in half. Plate French toast and top with strawberry mixture and sliced banana. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with Reddi-wip, and enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING