Sweet Crème Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup lowfat ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade or apricot preserves
  • 12 slices (about 3/4-inch-thick) firm, day-old French bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 1% lowfat milk
  • 1/3 cup COFFEE-MATE® Italian Sweet Crème Flavor Liquid Coffee Creamer
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup, heated (optional)

Directions

COMBINE ricotta cheese and preserves in small bowl; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over 6 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to form sandwiches.

BEAT eggs in shallow pan or pie plate; whisk in milk, Coffee-mate Italian Sweet Crème Flavor Liquid and vanilla extract. Whisk in flour and salt.

HEAT large skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Swirl butter into hot skillet. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.