Single girl recipe: 321 calorie stuffed French toast.

If the title didn’t sell you on this recipe, I’m about to.

In college, I dated a guy who I fell in love with pretty quick. I remember the first time I saw him—as I was handing in an application at American Eagle—I felt that spark.

He was cuuuuuuute. And he looked even better in a baseball hat. I have always loved a man in a baseball hat.

After an interview and some group training sessions, I got the job. He was my boss. It was a long shot, and I wasn’t even sure dating him would be a good idea, but it made going to work a little more with my time.

But, just a few short weeks into my job, he texted me one Sunday evening, saying he had some Blackbox if I wanted to come over. I didn’t even know what that was, but I didn’t care, and I jumped into my car, taking a short cruise over to Olive Street.

That night, we sipped on wine (the oh-so-classy) Blackbox, and watched a movie, listened to music, and talked into the early hours of Monday. We kissed, and I was hooked.

After that night, we dated for only a few months, but in that short time, cooking became something we often did together. And one Sunday morning, he made me French toast, which I have always loved.

If you don’t have a man to make you French toast, have no fear (his “secret” ingredient was just vanilla, so it was really nothing special), because this one is for the single ladies. And frankly, there’s not much that makes me happier than cooking breakfast for myself, and climbing back in bed before eating it off a tray…no seriously, this really happens.

Banana-stuffed French toast, from Self magazine.

Banana-stuffed French toast, from Self magazine.

Now, I can’t have it now, because I’m still 100% Paleo, but I did make this amazing recipe from Self Magazine back in the spring, and it is delicious…and very easy.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup egg whites, or egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 slices cinnamon raisin bread
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana
  • Strawberries & blueberries (optional)


Heat griddle over medium-high heat. Combine cornflake crumbs and almonds in a bowl. Combine egg whites, vanilla extract and cinnamon in another bowl. Dip 1 slice bread in egg batter, then coat on both sides with cornflake crust; repeat with remaining bread slices. Spread mashed banana on 1 side of 2 pieces of crusted bread; top with remaining 2 bread slices to make 2 sandwiches. Cook sandwiches on griddle until golden brown, 2 minutes per side. Cut in half and serve with fresh berries, if desired.

Facts: 321 calories per sandwich, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 54 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein


Posted on February 3, 2014, in The Recipe and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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