French toast, a perennial favourite, is a wonderful treat for children to prepare on Mother's Day - or any time of year, really.
Offering a delectable combination of sweet and savoury, this apple cheddar stuffed French toast is a decadent dish that can be cooked up by the kids (under adult supervision, of course).
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If desired, substitute ham or turkey bacon for the bacon.
1/4 cup skim or 2 per cent milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 apple, cored
Pinch of cinnamon
8 slices multigrain bread
4 ounces old white cheddar, sliced or grated
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
Thinly slice apple and place in a bowl. Toss with cinnamon and set aside.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly spray with cooking oil. Dip 1 slice of bread into egg mixture and place on hot pan. Top with 1/4 of the apple slices and 1/4 of the cheddar. Top with another slice of bread dipped in egg mixture. Cook until golden brown and the cheese is completely melted, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Repeat method for remaining 3 French toast sandwiches.
If desired, keep warm in a 200 F oven until ready to eat.
Serve with bacon bits and maple syrup.
Nutrition information per serving (1 sandwich with 1 tablespoon maple syrup): 501 calories; 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat); 175 mg cholesterol; 61 g carbohydrates; 7 g fibre; 21 g protein; 588 mg sodium.