We’ve been trying our hand at new, fun, flavorful recipes, and I was SO excited to check out this Wolfgang Puck cookbook, because it’s full of all of that. Good food without leaving you feeling guilty!
A favorite around our house, and especially when there’s a holiday weekend, is a slow breakfast around the table together! We all love different things, from eggs and bacon, to biscuits and gravy and more, but one thing everyone gets excited about is a good French Toast.
I knew that I had to try this one from Wolfgang Puck’s cookbook. With egg whites and low-fat buttermilk in the mixture, there is fat cut out without sacrificing flavor. And the compote replaces an over-sugared syrup. Definitely a family-favorite I can feel good about.
Another cool factor point about the new Wolfgang Puck Make It Healthy cookbook, it’s also filled with a slew of healthy eating tips AND workouts to take a healthy family lifestyle up to the next level!
Make sure to check it out, but also, make sure to try this French toast recipe!!
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 large egg whites
2 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp kosher salt
8 slices good-quality bread
Fresh Berry Compote:
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grated orange zest
3 ounces fresh orange juice
Pinch of kosher salt
1. In a large wide bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, buttermilk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
2. Over medium heat, heat a heavy non-stick skillet, or a pair of skillets with non-stick cooking spray. Add the soaked bread pieces and cook until golden brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes total.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the Fresh Berry Compote: In a nonreactive saucepan, combine the blueberries, raspberries, honey, orange zest, orange juice and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and continue simmering just until the berries have given up some of their juices and have turned slightly syrupy, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm.
4. Assemble the dish: Arrange 2 slices of the French toast on each of four heated serving plates. Spoon some of the compote over each serving.
5. If you like, spoon a little confectioners’ sugar into a small, fine-mesh sieve held over each plate and tap sieve lightly to dust the French toast; then, garnish with fresh berries.
6. Serve immediately, passing more Fresh Berry Compote at the table.