Transforming French toast into a delectable strawberry jam doughnut is easier than you think! At just 230 calories per serving, it’s a healthier alternative to indulging in Krispy Kreme. And the best part? You can enjoy dessert for breakfast guilt-free!
Now, I must admit, Krispy Kreme is one of my guilty pleasures. Although I don’t actively seek it out (fortunately, there aren’t many stores in Sydney), I occasionally succumb to temptation when passing by one. If I’m going to indulge in a jelly doughnut, I figure why not make a healthier version at home? That’s where the idea struck – “What if I made it like french toast?”. I have to pat myself on the back for that one, but it’s not because I’m a genius. It’s more a reflection of my cleverness and laziness. Making it into french toast allows me to enjoy it for breakfast, and it saves me from dealing with yeast and the mess of deep frying.
The health benefits are an added bonus. By using bread and not deep-frying, each serving is only 230 calories. And here’s a tip: you don’t even use a whole slice of bread as rounds are cut out, so the calorie count is even lower.
Creating Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast is incredibly simple. Just make jam sandwiches with rounds of ordinary white bread, dip them in an egg mixture, cook until golden, and dust with sugar. Be sure not to spread the jam all the way to the edge to avoid oozing when handling.
While cutting the bread into rounds is optional, it adds a doughnut-like appearance. A large tinned tomato can (empty and washed) is a perfect tool for cutting large rounds from most sandwich breads. But don’t toss out the bread crusts! Keep them to make croutons or breadcrumbs, or try making Cinnamon Sugar Bread Crust Treats or Parmesan Thyme Bread Crust Snacks for a creative twist.
I’ve been on a French Toast kick lately, and if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be the Parmesan French Toast. It combines everything you love about French toast with a savory twist and a golden, crunchy cheesy crust. Absolutely delightful!
So, treat yourself to this delightful Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast and enjoy a guilt-free breakfast that tastes like a sweet indulgence!