Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet and Savory Bacon Stuffed French Toast

This is one of those breakfast treats I make when I'm in a "bed and breakfast" kind of mood. You know, one of  those days when you get the luxury of sleeping in and not setting the alarm, and you just feel like having a spectacular breakfast. I know this sounds pretty decadent, but with some careful use of healthier products, this is actually a breakfast you can splurge on now and then. It's definitely one to pull out for special breakfast occasions. Pair it with some fresh strawberries or a fresh cut grapefruit and you have a spectacular breakfast that your family will love.


Ingredients:

6 slices center cut bacon
2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 T reduced calorie maple flavored syrup
6 slices Nature's Own Light Honey Wheat Bread
2 eggs
2 T skim milk

Directions:

Cut bacon slices in half. Place slices in glass baking dish lined with paper towels. Cover with paper towel and microwave 2 minutes or until cooked to desired crispness.

Combine softened cream cheese, brown sugar and syrup in a small mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy.

Spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of each slice of bread. Add 4 half slices of bacon on 3 of the bread slices. Top with the other slice of bread, cheese side down.

Whisk together eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Preheat non-stick skillet or griddle (you can spray it with cooking spray before heating if desired). Dip both sides of the sandwich into the egg mixture. Cook 3 to 5 minutes per side until golden brown.

Serve as is, or top with additional syrup, a dollop of whipped cream or powdered sugar if desired (not included in nutrition information). This is a sweet recipe already, so use caution if adding toppings. :)

Number of servings: 3




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