French Toast Sandwiches

french toastThis dish can easily be made dairy and egg free!

(Serves 2)

4 slices whole grain bread
2 large eggs (alternative: 1/2 c egg substitute )
1/4 c. skim milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 T reduced fat cream cheese (alternative: 2 T vegan cream cheese)
2 T apricot preserves
Cooking spray
2 t powdered sugar
1/4 c. warm maple syrup

Preheat oven to 300°F. In a bowl or baking dish large enough for flat bread, beat eggs with milk and vanilla. Make 2 sandwiches with the cream cheese and preserves. Put sandwiches in egg/milk/vanilla mixture, carefully turning so both sides absorb the liquid.

Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium hot. Cook sandwiches until golden, turning once, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place on cookie sheet in oven to finish heating until ready to serve. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Amount Per Serving Using Eggs: Calories 413, Fat 9.5 g, Sodium 419 mg, Carbohydrates 70 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 6.25 g

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains foods that are moderate in purines.

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