MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - (Family Features) Meals just taste better when you make them with fresh ingredients. So when you're hosting a brunch, look for recipes that make the most of fresh, seasonal flavors, and ingredients that come from close to home.
This delightful brunch recipe for Strawberry Ricotta Stuffed Whole Grain French Toast pairs ripe, juicy strawberries with Roman Meal whole grain bread and a decadent creamy filling. A good source of vitamin D and fiber, and an excellent source of calcium, Roman Meal Original (Sandwich and Round Top) bread has 21 grams of whole grains per serving. And because it's baked in regional bakeries across the United States, it's never frozen or shipped long distances, giving you another way to add freshness to your table.
You can find more deliciously fresh brunch ideas at www.romanmeal.com.
|Strawberry Ricotta Stuffed Whole Grain French Toast|
|Prep Time: 10 minutes|
|Cook Time: 8 minutes|
|1/2||cup low-fat ricotta cheese|
|2||teaspoons granulated sugar|
|4||large eggs, beaten|
|1/2||teaspoon vanilla extract, divided|
|8||slices Roman Meal bread|
|2||cups fresh, sliced strawberries, divided|
|Nonstick cooking spray|
|Maple syrup (optional)|
Combine ricotta cheese, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl; mix well. Combine eggs, milk and remaining vanilla in shallow bowl; mix well.
Spread ricotta-sugar mixture evenly over 4 bread slices. Top each slice with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries and remaining bread slices to form 4 sandwiches.
Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Carefully dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with remaining strawberries. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 388; Total Fat 13g; Cholesterol 240mg; Sodium, 407mg; Total carbs 54.1g; Dietary fiber 3.7g; Protein 14.9g; Whole grains 21g
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