Surprise-Inside French Toast

(6 servings)

  • 6 (2 inch thick) slices French bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese -- whipped
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  1. Cut a pocket in each slice of bread. Open carefully

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, cottage cheese and cream cheese. Add the sugar and flavoring extract and beat until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly into each bread pocket.

  3. Beat together the egg substitutes and milk. Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture.

  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Cook the toast on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown.

Note: This French toast is high in sodium, primarily because of the cheeses. For a lower-sodium dish, substitute no-salt cheeses if you can find them. You can also try substituting orange, almond or strawberry extract for the vanilla.

Stuffed French toast with a creamy filling is good paired with a fibrous fruit such as a 1/2 cup fresh raspberries.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank MiniMidgy for this recipe.

Recipe number 914. Submitted 3/29/2003.