Recipe by Deb Hughes Cormier
"A quick and easy breakfast or lunch that you can modify to suite your taste. My 4 kids all love this. Try it with raisin bread too!"
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bread, cut into cubes
The whole purpose of anything you cook in a mug in the microwave is to make eating quick and easy. This recipe does that with a few easy-to-remember ingredients that cook up just fine in the microwave. The cinnamon is perfect for me, but if I were to fix this again, I would add a little more sugar. Like another reviewer, I stirred the bread into the liquid. Seems as though it would set better if all cubes were slightly moist. Most mug recipes are for eating quickly or on-the-go, but this morning I wanted to treat myself, so I turned my French toast cup out onto a pretty tea and toast set and slowly enjoyed my breakfast.
I'm dieting so I used a spray or two of canola pan spray instead of the butter, skim milk, doubled the cinnamon and sugar, but used Splenda instead, chopped up half a banana into the mixture, and used 100% whole wheat bread, 50 calories a slice. An extra sprinkle of cinnamon and Splenda before microwaving made a sweet crunch on top. This gives you around 250 calories, so you could add juice or a smoothy as well. There's also lots of for room to experiment with other spices and mix in's. I liked the addition of fresh fruit, but nuts, chips, or dried fruits with other spice combos would work too. Just a cup and spoon to wash when you are done!
It was quick and tasty. My 15 mo old liked it too. I made just as stated, but I stirred the bread around instead of just pressing it into the egg mixture; wanted to make sure it all got coated. It took 90 seconds exactly in my microwave. I poured some real maple syrup on top, and it tasted somewhat like french toast. I'll make it again sometime.
It was pretty tasty, though towards the bottom of the cup it was a bit soggy. It might of been because i used whole wheat bread, but it was still good. I mixed in the bread like some others did, but I think that just made it into a bowl of mush... I'll tweak the recipe next time I make it: probably add more bread and won't mix it as much.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple French Toast in a Cup
Serving Size: 1/1 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
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