By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

French toast is typically made by dipping bread in an egg-milk mixture and then frying it until golden brown. This low-fat version uses cinnamon bread, but any type of bread would work.

Number of servings

Serves 2


    4 egg whites
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    4 slices cinnamon bread
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons powdered sugar
    1/4 cup maple syrup


In a small bowl, combine the egg whites, vanilla and nutmeg. Whisk to mix evenly. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.

Place a nonstick frying pan or griddle over medium heat. When a drop of water sizzles as it hits the pan, add the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook until both sides are golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Place 2 slices of French toast on warmed individual plates. Add 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup to each. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :2 slices French toast

  • Total fat 2 g
  • Calories 295
  • Protein 12 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 56 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Saturated fat < 1 g
  • Sodium 395 mg
Jan. 05, 2010