Friday, April 9, 2010

Thin French Toast

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In honor of Friday Firsts (and it really is still Friday for a few more minutes in my corner of the world), I wanted to get back to basics and share a simple recipe. The local Costco sells delicious whole wheat sandwich thins, so of course I stocked up. The only problem with buying these in a thrifty bulk package is a) there are so many for a two person family to eat before they spoil, and b) the Best Husband Ever doesn't like them, so really it's all up to me. I froze half of the package and then began to eat my way through the other half, using the thins mostly in sandwiches.

When sandwiches started to get old (and that took a while -- these thins are great!), I decided to get a little adventurous. While I was never a fan of French toast as a kid, recent encounters with local restaurants' specialty banana bread French toast have led me to rethink my position. With the last of my sandwich thins, I created my own version of French toast for breakfast. I think I hit the jackpot with this recipe, which was delicious, satisfying, simple, and easy. What do you think?

Thin French Toast

2-4 T liquid egg/egg replacer (or 1 egg, beaten)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla (I used this insanely amazing raw Madagascan vanilla)
1 sandwich thin

Whip the egg, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a small bowl. Set a greased skillet over medium heat. Separate the sandwich thin into two pieces and dip each into the egg mixture, coating the bread completely. Lay the sandwich thin halves on the skillet and pour any remaining egg mixture over the top of each. Cook for 4-6 minutes, flipping halfway, or until both sides of the thins are browned and crispy. Serve plain, with fresh fruit, or drizzled with maple syrup.

Serves 1.

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Have you heard of rebounding? A rebounder is a fancy word for trampoline, usually a personal-sized one. I picked up a rebounder from Wal-Mart's clearance section and have been using it to make my stomach feel better, give my lymphatic system some love, and exercise in a fun and low-impact way. And rebounding really is fun. Remember that rebounding video I promised you? Check it out here, and don't laugh too much.

Happy Friday (for the next 10 minutes) and happy weekend!


  1. What a great way to use up your sandwich thins!BTW, you won my giveaway! :D

  2. Yay thanks for being a loyal Friday Firsts contributor! I love French toast but haven't made it in forever! What a cool idea to use up sandwich thins! Nice touching adding the cinammon and vanilla for some added yumminess! :)I've never tried rebounding. I'd probably knock my spine way out of whack. What I really daydream about is one day being magically rich enough to afford one of those infinity pools to swim "laps." I love the idea of swimming for a great workout, cardio, and low-impact on the body. It's like an all-in-one and FUN!

  3. Sandwich thin French Toast - brilliant! I'll have to give this a try with my next package - a girl can eat only so many turkey bacon/egg/cheese sandwiches...You might want to try a dash of grated nutmeg with your French Toast (if you're a nutmeg fan, that is). I love the flavor boost it gives.

  4. Tried the French toast idea this morning - added a splash of milk, a dash of sea salt and a couple of twists of the pepper mill, as well as the nutmeg mentioned in my previous comment. It was great, especially with warm unfiltered wildflower honey over it. Yum! Thanks again for the idea, Beth. :)

  5. I'm glad it worked, Traci! You're right, the nutmeg is a great addition, and that wildflower honey sounds wonderful!


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