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Recipe of the Week: Berry French Toast

Start your day off with a healthy twist on this weekend treat, with wholegrain bread, ricotta and fresh berries. Great summery flavours and an absolute delight to prepare. You can’t go wrong!

Berry-French-Toast_500widenewPreparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 8 slices fresh wholegrain bread
  • 2 cups reduced fat milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon sugar
  • 250g mixed berries
  • 2 tbs honey

Cooking method

  1. Dip bread, one slice at a time, into combined milk and eggs, draining excess.
  2. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium and cook bread on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Divide French toast between serving plates and top with combined ricotta cheese and cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle with mixed berries and a drizzle of honey.

Tips/Handy hints

  • Cinnamon sugar can be made by combining 1/2 cup caster sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Store the remainder for later use.
  • Fresh berries can also be swapped for other in-season fruit such as nectarines, peaches, or stewed rhubarb.

Nutrition information

Each serve of this recipe provides 2 serves of grains and 0.5 serves of milk, yoghurt, cheese or alternative.

Average Quantity per serve
Energy 2070kJ
Total sugars 24g
Protein 24g
Sodium 641mg
Calcium 408mg
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Iron 4mg
Carbohydrates 60g
Fibre 12g


nutrition-australiaRecipe selected by Nutrition Australia Victorian Division. For more healthy recipes visit the Nutrition Australia website.
Source: Dairy Australia

Last updated: November 28, 2016 at: 12:13 pm

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