Thursday, January 17, 2013
Apple French Toast Cups
It will become evident by one of the ingredients that I intended to post it around Christmas time even though it's not a Christmas recipe. Then my injury happened and my brain got scrambled. But don't fear, I have nutritional info for both versions so you can make these any time of year...you know like Valentines Day, Mothers Day, a special birthday...Tuesday.
These babies are so delicious and under 350 calories for two. They can also be made ahead and frozen in case you want to plan ahead. (I know that's at least a few people's resolutions this year!) Let's get to it!
Apple French Toast Cups
(Makes 6 cups)
2 Granny smith apples, sliced cored
2 tbsp Trader Joe's Spiced Cider (or apple/orange juice)
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 slices Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread (or 6 sliced sprouted whole wheat bread)
4 egg whites
2 tbsp C. F. Burger Creamery Light Egg Nog (or 1 tbsp vanilla extract)
Cinnamon, ground, 1 tbsp
Hello beautiful grannies!
Peel 'em up!
Core and slice the apples, cut each slice in half and then cut each half into a few thin slices.
Over medium heat, add cinnamon and apple juice and 2 tbsp of the brown sugar. Simmer until they stew down a bit.
While the apples are stewing, get a big tumbler and press over each slice of bread to make a circular shape. (Or just cut off the corners if you don't want to go tumbler wild. Use sprouted bread if you're doing the lower cal/no nog version.)
Ready for action!
In a bowl, add your egg whites and nog.(Or 1 tbsp vanilla extract if you're using the low cal, no nog version)
Dip the bread in the whites and sprinkle with cinnamon.
In a lightly sprayed muffin tin, add each slice of bread to form a cup.
Divide the apples up and spoon into each cup.
They'll be piled a little high with deliciousness, take the remaining 2 tbsp of brown sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until done. With a butter knife, gently score around the sides to remove, if needed.
Best served warm and be ready to sink back in your chair.
Nutritional Info per cup (with nog): Calories 164 Total Fat 2g Cholesterol 2mg Sodium 156mg Potassium 41mg Total Carbs 37g Fiber 3g Sugars 23g Protein 5g Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3% Calcium 5% Iron 7%
Nutritional Info per cup (sprouted bread/no nog/vanilla extract instead of nog): Calories 140 Total Fat 1g Sodium 171mg Potassium 42mg Total Carbs 28g Fiber 5g Sugars 19g Protein 8g Vitamin C 3% Calcium 6% Iron 13%
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