Cinnamon Pear Stuffed French Toast

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch diced) firm pears
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) slices whole grain bread
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • Butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray
Directions
  • Heat the canola oil and butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet. Once the foam from the butter has subsided, add the pears and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook the pears until just warmed through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cream cheese; stir until cream cheese is melted. Remove from skillet to stop the cooking and transfer to a bowl.

  • Lay bread on a cutting board and make a 2-inch incision into the side to form a pocket inside the bread. Be careful not to pierce the other side of the bread. Repeat for each slice of bread. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the pear mixture into each pocket and set aside.

  • Combine egg whites, whole egg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; whisk together. Transfer egg mixture to a shallow 6-inch wide plate.

  • Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat for 1 minute. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray.

  • Take 1 stuffed French toast and lightly dip both sides into the egg mixture, and then lightly dip each edge. Place the French toast on the griddle and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes on the other side. While each piece of French toast is cooking on its first side, repeat the dipping process with the next one. Once the

  • toast is golden brown, remove from heat. (You can keep the toast warm in a low-temperature oven while you are making the rest.) Serve with maple syrup, if desired.


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