Pistachio-Crusted French Toast

French toast is a classic breakfast item either at home or in restaurants. I developed a great version of French toast, coating it with ground pistachios.

1. Mix the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla just until combined and pour onto a plate.
2. Combine the pistachios and cinnamon and put on another plate.
3. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, soaking until just before the bread breaks. Dip in the pistachio mixture.
4. Spray a skillet with vegetable oil and brown the bread for 4 minutes on each side or until browned.
5. Garnish with maple syrup and fresh fruit, if using.

½ cup liquid egg substitute (or 2 large eggs)
1 cup 2% milk
1½ tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup finely ground pistachios
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
4 slices whole wheat bread
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
fresh fruit (optional)

Makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories 288
Carbohydrates 28.2 g
Fibre 5.2 g
Protein 15.1 g
Total fat 14.2 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 225 mg