Crunchy Stuffed French Toast

Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing


·         6 slices multi grain bread

·         3 Tb light cream cheese

·         3 Tb apricot preserves or jam (or any flavor you have on hand)

·         1 whole egg

·         3 egg whites

·         Zest and juice of one small lemon

·         1 tsp vanilla

·         2 cups bran flakes, crushed

·         1 Tb butter


Heat grill pan or skillet over medium heat.  Lay out the bread and spread three slices with the cream cheese and the other three slices with the preserves/jam, combine to make three sandwiches.  In a shallow dish or pie plate mix the egg, egg whites, zest, juice, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.  Fill another shallow dish or pie plate with the crushed bran flakes.  Melt butter over the surface of the grill pan or skillet, add sandwiches.  Flip once the egg mixture has cooked and the cereal has toasted.  Cook on opposite side until egg mixture is cooked and cereal has toasted on each side.