Best brunch dish: French toast or pancakes? | The Tylt
Best brunch dish: French toast or pancakes?
The history of "French toast" stretches all the way back to the ancient Roman empire and was first referenced as "Pan Dulcis" in a 4th century Roman cookbook called the "Apicius." That makes French toast a pretty modern invention in comparison to pancakes; evidence dating back nearly 30,000 years suggests Neolithic humans ate pancakes. And the Romans were also big fans.
Basically, human beings like breakfast foods.
So maybe you're minding your calories and you want to know which option is healthier for you. Well, if your'e eating out, here's the deal:
A typical stack of pancakes has almost 500 fewer calories than a plate of French toast—as well as 20 fewer grams of sugar. Pancakes keep up their lead with 78% less saturated fat than their French toast counterparts. (Luckily, neither has much trans fat to speak of—we’ll call that a tie.) But French toast doesn’t go down without a fight: It’s got 3 more grams of fiber, about 20% less sodium, and 18 more grams of protein—maybe because of the dairy-and-egg soaking mixture used in most recipes.
Unlike its namesake, French toast will not surrender! With some smart substitutions, you can make French toast that's delicious and nutritious! And if we can promise you French toast for just 300 calories, why would you even entertain the option of gross, restaurant chain pancakes?
Get out of here. Real adults know French toast is the way to go. It can go savory or sweet. Thick or thin. It's all about the perfect cook, amateurs need not apply. If you're serious about brunch, no other carb will suffice!