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French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Pecans

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10 minutes

1 Serving

Real maple syrup is incredibly delicious, but carmelized pears and pecans?!

This topping takes french toast for breakfast to a new level.

Make it when pears are fresh during fall and the flavors will be amazing combined with warming cinnamon and sweet honey.


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

10 minutes

1 Serving


1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup pear, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon pecans, chopped

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon honey, divided

1 egg

1 tablespoon low fat milk

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 slice 100% whole wheat bread



French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Pecans
  1. Place nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine vanilla, pear, pecans, cinnamon, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of honey in small bowl and stir to coat. Add mixture to skillet and cook, stirring 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Coat skillet once more with cooking spray and return to heat.
  3. Beat egg, milk, and cinnamon in shallow bowl. With a fork, dip bread into egg mixture. Flip to coat both sides.
  4. Place bread in skillet and cook, 1 minute per side, or until bread is lightly browned and egg is cooked.
  5. Top with pear and pecan topping and drizzle with remaining honey.


French Toast is a special, indulgent breakfast, not one you eat every day. But this approach is at least a little healthier. The recipe calls for whole wheat bread instead of white and the pear-pecan topping instead of syrup. The topping is less sugary than straight syrup and you get vitamins from the pears and healthy fats and protein from pecans.

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