This is my first blog in over a year, but I can’t promise it’s a good one. I’ve really struggled since my dad’s passing and coping with the modern day challenges of ‘real life’. But mentally this is probably the best I’ve felt for 18 months. I’m settled in my new job and I’ve booked a holiday to go to the Dominican Republic in November which means…. I better start shedding some lbs!! :-).
At 518 calories per serving, I’m not sure Maple and Bacon French Toast with Fruit from Pinch of Nom is a recipe to help get me back on track. But cut me (and yourself) some slack and why not enjoy this on a lazy Sunday for an indulgent brunch? I’d inhale maple syrup given the chance, but I’m unsure whether I want to smother it over bacon, and even more unsure that I want to top my bacon with fruit (blueberries in this case).
This recipe was ok, however I prefer French Toast from the Hairy Dieters which looks and IS better for your waistline! Try them yourself and let me know your thoughts!
Recipe: Maple and bacon French toast with fruit
Calories: 518 calories per serving
Book: Pinch of Nom
Prep time: Approx 10 mins
Cooking time: Approx 5 mins
- 4 bacon medallions
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp granulated sweetener
- 1 slice of wholemeal bread, cut into four triangles
- Low-fat cooking spray
- Handful of blueberries and any other fruit of your choice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Cost per portion: *Approx £2.67 (*based on Tesco’s prices and only including a handful of blueberries, Apr 2023)
Grill or fry the bacon until it’s as crispy as you like it.
Add the sweetener to the beaten eggs in a shallow bowl and stir, then soak each bread triangle in the sweetened egg mixture.
Spray a non-stick frying pan with some low-fat cooking spray and place it over a high heat. Put the bread triangles in the pan and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, then turn them over carefully. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. When they are golden underneath, remove them from the pan and arrange on a plate with the bacon.
Top with blueberries and fruit, drizzle with maple syrup and serve.
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