French toast gives you a big bang for your buck. It’s a great way to turn dry bread into a special breakfast, and can actually be pretty healthy if you use a good whole... wheat variety and pass on the sugary syrup. This version helps you to do just that by swapping butter and syrup for a richly delicious tahini based sauce infused with honey. Tahini is made from protein rich sesame seeds, and in combo with yogurt honey, it’s a creamy winner.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, ½ cup of the yogurt and the milk. If mixture looks too thick, add a few tablespoons of additional milk. Soak slices of bread in egg mixture one at a time, about a minute on each side, until bread becomes fully saturated. (See Chef Tips)
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining yogurt, tahini and honey and set aside.
Place a griddle or nonstick sauté pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil. Working in batches, cook each slice of bread for about 2 to 4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Serve each portion of French toast drizzled with the reserved tahini sauce.
Recipe by Emily Lloyd, Drexel Food Lab
If you like vanilla yogurt, don’t buy store bought. It can have upwards of 6 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Either try our recipe, or simply beat 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 2 teaspoons of sugar (for that sweet tooth) into the the 3/4 cup plain yogurt before using. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good it is.
In step 1, I find it easier to put the bread slices into a baking dish and pour the egg mixture over them and turn them until all the liquid’s been soaked up.