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French Toast Sandwiches

(Gout-friendly)

Ingredients

  • 4 thin slices whole-grain bread

  • 2 large eggs (alternative: 1/2 cup egg substitute )

  • 1/4 cup skim milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup warm maple syrup

Directions

Preheat oven to 300°F. In a bowl or baking dish large enough for flat bread, beat eggs with milk and vanilla. Make 2 sandwiches with the cream cheese and preserves. Put sandwiches in egg/milk/vanilla mixture, carefully turning so both sides absorb the liquid.

Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium hot. Cook sandwiches until golden, turning once, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place on cookie sheet in oven to finish heating until ready to serve. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Serves 2

Using eggs, each serving contains approximately 413 calories, 70 g carbohydrates, 6.25 g protein, 9.5 g fat, 419 mg sodium, and 4 g fiber. Using egg substitute, each serving contains about 392 calories, 69 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 6.5 g fat, 467 mg sodium, and 4 g fiber.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains foods that are moderate in purines. You should limit the amount of bran and wheat germ you eat to 2 ounces per day.