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Almond French Toast Hearts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

3 servings

I like to surprise my family at breakfast by having heart-shaped French toast on the table. Confectioners' sugar, strawberries and almond butter tastefully top off each bite. —Donna Cline, Pensacola, Florida
Almond French Toast Hearts Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  1. Cut out bread slices with a 3-3/4-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter; discard trimmings.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, milk and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Dip bread on both sides in egg mixture. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Cook bread hearts for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. For almond butter, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and remaining butter and extract; mix well. Spread 1 teaspoon over each slice of French toast (save remainder for another use). Sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar and serve with strawberries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces with 2 teaspoons butter: 360 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 167mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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