Fabulous French Toast with Spiced Fruit and Powdered Sugar

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Preparation Time:  8 minutes
Cooking Time:  12 minutes
Servings  4
Serving Size:

Ingredients:

2 cups unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
1 cinnamon stick or 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mixed dried fruit bits, such as Sunsweet brand
2 egg whites, beaten until frothy
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla soymilk
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Butter flavored cooking spray
8 slices whole-wheat or multi grain bread, such as Natural Ovens brand
2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Directions:

Combine juice and cinnamon stick or cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil gently 3 minutes to reduce slightly. Add fruit bits; simmer uncovered 8 minutes or until fruit is tender and sauce thickens. Discard cinnamon stick. Meanwhile, combine egg whites, soymilk and nutmeg in a pie plate or shallow dish. Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Dip each slice of bread into milk mixture, turning to coat both sides lightly. Cook on hot griddle 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to four serving plates; top with fruit mixture. Place powdered sugar in strainer; shake over French toast to dust lightly with sugar.

Tips:

Reduced apple cider is an easy way to add extra flavor to this topping. During the simmering time the water evaporates off, leaving the flavor behind. Do not soak the bread in the milk mixture too long or French toast will become soggy. A quick turn to coat with the milk mixture will suffice.

Substitutions:

Diced dried apples or apricots may be substituted for the fruit bits. 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute may replace the egg whites.

Nutrition Facts:

Fat Calories: 21.00 g
Total Fat:  2.30 g
Sat. Fat:  0.10 g
Cholesterol:  0.00 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  49.60 g
Fiber:  10.10 g
Sugars:  20.50 g
Protein:  9.00 g