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Persimmon Rose Petal Sugar French Toast


Cooking always puts me in a good mood. So it was no surprise that when I woke up a little groggy the other morning, being in the kitchen gave me a much needed boost of energy.

Since I am a French Toast fanatic I decided to cook up Persimmon Rose Petal Sugar French Toast (let’s just call it PERPS–since it’s such a long title!).

This recipe is really delicious, fast and pretty!

The ingredients aren’t difficult to find–but you might have to order the Rose Sugar if you want to dress it up a little.


1 ripe persimmon
3 eggs
1 half cup skim milk (any milk will do)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon rose petal sugar
3 chocolate graham cookies or graham crackers (Trader Joe’s has assorted types of low-fat, low-calorie bite size cookies)
dollop of light whip
olive oil spray
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
whole grain bread


1. Mix together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract
2. In a blender puree the persimmon (after removing inside core)
3. Add mixture from #1 to blender and blend that baby
4. Pour blended mixture into a large bowl
5. Spray the pan w/olive oil spray and put on medium-high heat
6. Soak the bread in the bowl on both sides til thoroughly moist
7. Using a spatula, fry bread in pan on both sides until brown
8. Put cooked French Toast in oven at 250 degrees to keep it warm
9. Use any remaining persimmon pieces to decorate the plate
10. Put a dollop of light whip on top of French Toast and if so desired add a spritzel of rose sugar and cinnamon
11. Crumble a few of your chocolate animal cookies and graham cracker and spritzel over the top and around the periphery of the bowl
12. Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Buttered French Toast You Will Fall For


There’s one thing about the French I will NEVER get sick of. It’s … yes you said it… their toast!!

French Toast is the ultimate in comfort food. You can dress it up any way you like. As you readers know I try and keep things on the lighter side–without depriving myself of delicious-ness.

This is my uber healthy Fall French toast–and you will–fall that is.


Whole wheat bread (fluffier is better–preferably some kind of multi-grain)
Pumpkin butter (or any kind of flavored topping you like)
Light whip (if you are feeling naughty)
Agave (instead of syrup)
Light or skim milk (I buy Fat Free Lactaid because it’s a little sweet–no I’m not lactose intolerant)
Olive oil or spray
Vanilla extract



1. Get out a bowl and mix two eggs, a splash of milk, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
2. Bathe the bread in the yolky liquid mixture on both sides til it’s soaked.
3. Pour a small amount of olive oil or spray on the pan
4. Take the bread–bathed in the liquid mix–and fry each side until browned
5. Put finished pieces in the oven if you want to keep them warm until ready to be served
6. chop bananas and fry them until browned
7. Serve French toast with a dollop of Pumpkin Butter, Agave on the side and the whip (this is your opportunity to be creative)

Serve on Saturday morning–to hungry patrons you love–and watch morning weekend Cartoons together (Pixar). After indulging go out and enjoy your weekend–away from the computer!