Rico Suave and I were recently watching the Food Network, and by utter failure left the channel on too long and ended up watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fiere. I’m not really a fan of the show, but when Guy ended up in a diner that covered their french toast in cereal, I gave him a one day pass. The whopping toast looked beyond delicious, so I obviously had to find a way to make a low-cal version. The result? Cinnamon sin at 125-150 calories per two slice serving.
Ok, it doesn’t look too pretty. But that might be because I started pulling off the cereal and thrusting it in my mouth while waiting for my stupid camera to turn on.
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg white (17 calories)
- 2 tablespoons fat free half and half (20 calories)
- 1/4 cup of cereal (for my French toast, I used MultiGrain Cheerios, at 25 calories)
- Two slices of diet bread (mine is 40 cal a slice, extra fiber)
- Butter or regular Pam
Combine the nutmeg, cinnamon, egg white and half and half in a shallow bowl. With fork, beat until well blended. Spread the cereal out on a plate and put a paper towel over it. Smash the cereal a little bit with your hands, so it’s slightly broken up. Heat up a pan and spray with some Pam. Dip a piece of bread, both sides, into the bowl and shake off the excess egg mixture. Then press both sides into the cereal. Throw onto the pan, and repeat with the other slice. I find they take about 2 minutes a side to cook, depending upon how crispy you like your French toast. Plate and serve! These are great with a little low-cal maple syrup or jam!
Now you may ask how these can cost anywhere from 125-150 calories. Well, if you use my ingredients, and my cereal, and somehow end up using ALL of the egg mixture, the 2 slices will add up to 150. Yet, I usually find there is leftover batter, so there are less calories. As a warning, if you ever decide to make this recipe in my parent’s house, choose a cereal that doesn’t have clusteres. If you leave a cluster-type cereal alone in my parent’s house for more than 5 minutes, all the clusters mysteriously disappear….
….Right Little Mommies???