Healthy French Toast

  • Recipe courtesy Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping
Total Time:
20 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
10 min
4 servings


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup low-fat (1-percent) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter or trans-fat-free margarine
  • 8 slices firm whole-wheat bread


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

In a pie plate, beat the egg whites, egg, milk, salt and vanilla with a whisk until blended. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1 teaspoon butter or trans-fat-free margarine on medium heat.

Dip the bread slices, one at a time, in the egg mixture, pressing the bread lightly to coat both sides well. Place 3 or 4 slices in the skillet, and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the second side, 3 to 4 minutes.

Transfer the French toast to a cookie sheet; keep warm in the oven. Repeat with remaining butter or margarine, bread slices and egg mixture.

Nutritional information for Healthy French Toast per 2-slice serving: About 300 calories, 12 g protein, 46 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (2 g saturated), 56 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 6 g fiber

Nutritional information for Classic French Toast per single serving: 570 calories

You save: 270 calories

Make it a Drop 5 Meal by adding:

1/2 cup berries and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. 384 complete meal calories.