Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Courtesy Juan Carlos Cruz of the food network. Can't wait to try this!
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups diced firm pears
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- butter-flavored cooking spray
- Heat the canola oil and butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet. Once the foam from the butter has subsided, add the pears and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook the pears until just warmed through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cream cheese; stir until cream cheese is melted. Remove from skillet to stop the cooking and transfer to a bowl.
- Lay bread on a cutting board and make a 2-inch incision into the side to form a pocket inside the bread. Be careful not to pierce the other side of the bread. Repeat for each slice of bread. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the pear mixture into each pocket and set aside.
- Combine egg whites, whole egg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; whisk together. Transfer egg mixture to a shallow 6-inch wide plate.
- Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat for 1 minute. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray.
- Take 1 stuffed French toast and lightly dip both sides into the egg mixture, and then lightly dip each edge. Place the French toast on the griddle and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes on the other side. While each piece of French toast is cooking on its first side, repeat the dipping process with the next one. Once the
- toast is golden brown, remove from heat. (You can keep the toast warm in a low-temperature oven while you are making the rest.) Serve with maple syrup, if desired.