Recipe

Pineapple-Stuffed French Toast

July 29, 2016
makes 8 servings
prep time 30 min
cook time 40 min

Ingredients

  • ½ fresh pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 16 slices whole grain bread
  • 5 eggs, large
  • ½ cup low-fat or fat-free lactose-free dairy milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Nonstick spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Finely dice the pineapple and combine with the honey, cinnamon, and dash of salt in a roasting pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. After the pineapple has been pulled from the oven, drain the juice from the roasting pan and into the cottage cheese; stir together.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Assemble the French toast: Scoop a spoonful of cottage cheese into the center of half of the slices of bread. Place a spoonful of roasted pineapple on top each scoop of cottage cheese. Finish with another slice of bread.
  6. Gently press together the sandwiches and using a round cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut a round out of each stack. Pinch the edges of each circle together to seal in the filling.
  7. Dip each round into the egg mixture and place in a hot skillet that has been coated with nonstick spray.
  8. Toast each side until crispy. Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top.

Tips/Tricks - Note with alterations the nutritional values will be affected, including lactose content

**Treat this recipe as a template and tailor it to your personal preferences: Make it sweeter by stuffing more pineapple into each serving, add moisture by adding more cottage cheese. And if you prefer less texture altogether, substitute a creamy ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese.

**To save time (and further play with flavors), substitute your favorite jams, jellies, or fresh fruit for the roasted pineapple.

**Allow leftover crusts to get stale and pulse into homemade breadcrumbs in a food processor. Don’t let anything go to waste!

Pineapple-Stuffed French Toast

Pineapple-Stuffed French Toast PT30M PT40M PT70M Serves 8
Nutrition facts: 250 calories, 5 grams fat
Ingredients: ½ fresh pineapple, 1 Tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. cinnamon, Dash of Kosher salt, 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese, 16 slices whole grain bread, 5 eggs, large, ½ cup low-fat or fat-free lactose-free dairy milk, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, Powdered sugar, Nonstick spray,

nutritional facts

Per serving

Calories 250

Total Fat 5 g

Saturated Fat 1.5 g

Cholesterol 110 mg

Sodium 370 mg

Total Carbohydrate 35 g

Dietary Fiber 5 g

Protein 15 g

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