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Almond-Crusted French Toast

 Almond-Crusted French Toast
This elegant version of French toast is ideal for special occasions. It seems so simple, but the sliced almonds and dusting of powdered sugar make such a difference.—Judith Austic, Kirksville, Missouri
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Dip each slice
  • of bread into egg mixture; place on waxed paper. Press almonds onto
  • tops of bread slices.
  • Cook on a greased hot griddle for 3-4 minutes on each side or until
  • golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with
  • syrup. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without syrup) equals 408 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 227 mg cholesterol, 613 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.