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French Toast with Maple-Yogurt Sauce

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt divided
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract divided
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 8 slices thick whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  • For maple-yogurt dipping sauce, combine 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, eggs, milk, cinnamon and lemon zest; whisk until frothy.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, eggs, milk, cinnamon and lemon zest; whisk until frothy.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium heat.
    Soak 2 pieces of bread in the batter and place in pan; cook until golden brown.
  • Flip bread over and cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining French toast.
  • Repeat cooking process with remaining bread, adding butter as needed.
  • Once French toast is ready, cut into strips and serve with the dipping sauce.