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Sweet & Savory French Toast Waffles

July 9, 2009

This is a take on the classic french toast. Instead of making it with bread, I used two store-bought whole wheat blueberry waffles. I  love sweet and savory dishes, they really offer you the best of both worlds! I used to eat McD’s Egg McMuffin a lot. This was back in my previous life, but those sandwiches were so good, they probably still are, but little did I know how easy it is to re-create the same warm delights with half the amount of fat and taste even better. How is it possible you ask?! All you need is some simple substitutions. Instead of Canadian bacon, I used lean turkey bacon. I also used whole wheat waffles instead of white english muffins. The egg whites are another healthy alternative to eating eggs with the yolk. Eating yolks occasionally is not a bad thing, but when you are trying to cut calories, egg whites are the way to go. You won’t even notice the difference when scrambled. Top the waffles with some reduced-sugar maple syrup and you have your classic American breakfast. This is a great protein packed meal, but will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. So instead of hopping over to McD’s for an Egg McMuffin, try this at home. Pair the waffles with blueberries and sliced strawberries instead of the standard greasy hashbrown that will leave you feeling sluggish before your day has even started.

Sweet & Savory French Toast Waffles

Serves 1

2 whole wheat waffles

2 large egg whites beaten

2 pieces turkey bacon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

salt and pepper to taste

reduced-sugar maple syrup

Directions

1. Toast waffles until warm and thawed.

2. Beat 1 large egg white with cinnamon and vanilla extract

3. Dredge waffles in egg mixture and place on hot  lightly oiled griddle and cook until both sides are golden brown

4. While waffles are cooking, place 2 pieces of turkey bacon on griddle until both sides start to crisp up

5. In a seperate pan, scramble remaining egg mixture until all liquid is absorbed (I love this idea because the eggs are spiced with cinnamon and vanilla)

6. Plate the waffles with bacon and egg scramble. Top with maple syrup and serve with a side of fresh fruit.

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