Cafe breakfasts are a treat, but it can be difficult to choose a healthy option. Enter: delicious French toast with rhubarb that you can whip up at home in no time!
2 x 60g eggs, lightly whisked
125ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk
Pinch ground cinnamon
20g light margarine
8 x 0.5cm thick (160g) slices sourdough bread
80g (1/3 cup) diet vanilla yoghurt
250g (1/2 bunch) rhubarb, trimmed, washed, cut into 2cm pieces
2 small apples, peeled, sliced
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
2 tbsp caster sugar or granulated sugar substitute
2 tbsp water
To make the stewed rhubarb, put rhubarb, apples, cinnamon, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, for 7-8 minutes or until rhubarb softens. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Discard cinnamon.
Whisk the eggs, buttermilk and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
Heat half the margarine in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Dip half of the bread in the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip back into the dish. Add the bread to the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 minutes each side or until light golden brown. Place bread on a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining margarine, bread and egg mixture.
Place 2 pieces of bread on each serving plate. Top with the rhubarb mixture and a dollop of yoghurt. Serve.
PER SERVE (with sugar) 1080kJ, protein 11g, total fat 5.3g (sat. fat 1.4g), carbs 38g,
fibre 4g, sodium 291mg • Carb exchanges 2½ • GI estimate low
PER SERVE (with sugar substitute) 946kJ, protein 11g, total fat 5.3g (sat. fat 1.4g), carbs 30g, fibre 4g, sodium 291mg • Carb exchanges 2 • GI estimate low