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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Carrot French Toast Recipe

We are some French toast lovin' fools over here at the Hedgie house.  But wouldn't it be nice to sneak even more veggies into our breakfast?!  Well, here you go.  This is such an easy recipe, and you will LOVE it!  I got the idea from here but changed it up a bit.  I love it, too, because it's another way to eat carrots besides the usual sticks!


Carrot French Toast               
Ingredients
3 carrots shredded
6 slices whole wheat bread
4 large eggs
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Pre-heat your griddle or large skillet to medium-low.

In a wide, shallow bowl beat together eggs, milk, and vanilla.  In another wide, shallow bowl mix together the shredded carrots and spices.
Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture for a few seconds, flipping to get the batter on each side evenly.
Then move the bread into the carrots.  You'll have to use your fingers to press as much of the carrots as you want onto the bread.
Then dip it briefly back into the eggs just long enough to give it a coating of eggs so that the carrots will stick on.
Now spray your griddle with non-stick spray (or use butter if you're not counting calories).
And grill on each side until golden brown - about 2-3 minutes on each side.
The inside should be moist and soft while the outside is slightly crisp and golden brown.

Toppings can be as simple or extravagant as you want - have fun with it!  Here are some options that I enjoy (usually several at a time):
plain yogurt 
honey 
maple syrup
unsweetened shredded coconut
walnuts
slivered almonds
granola
rolled oats
berries
bananas
pineapples
apples

You get the idea.  ;)  I really hope you try this; it's delicious!  Both of my very picky boys asked for seconds.  Let me know if you try it and how you like it!  Veg it up, yo! Weekend Bloggy Reading

10 comments :

  1. Wait a minute! Did you whip that up just now to suit my demands or were you planning to post this recipe anyway?

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  2. Well, I had taken pictures the last time I made it, but I had to still edit them. So I edited them and wrote the post after you asked for it on FB. :)

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  3. What do you do about syrup? LOL JK

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  4. yummmm! I love this idea...and I'd choose honey from the toppings list...oh, and bananas and well I guess I'd have to add some coconut too....wow, now I'm really hungry!!

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  5. This sounds so good Annie! I love something a little different!

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  6. definitely going to have to try this! question....do the carrots stay crunchy or does it taste more like a carrot-cake type food?

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  7. Thanks, everyone! I hope you do try it!!!! No, the carrots soften up like in a cake but not quite as much as a cake. I'm actually putting some carrots in my waffles this morning. I can't stop myself! Haha!

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  8. Ooo---cool idea. I like carrot cake, so why not carrot french toast?! Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

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  9. ooohhhh yummmm! I am for sure making these...maybe even tomorrow! Great recipe! :o)
    Jaime

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