Torrijas are a very widespread sweet in all Spanish regions, known and popularized as one of the quintessential Easter desserts. However, we must warn that it is a very caloric sweet, given its high sugar content and its type of cooking, frying. Its consumption is not bad as long as it is done in moderation, like any other type of food.
Even so, in RecetasGratis we propose a recipe for torrijas without sugar for those who want to take care of the line or simply opt for one healthier option, free of refined sugars. With skimmed milk and pan-cooked instead of fried, these torrijas are the right option for all audiences. Read on to find out how to make torrijas without sugar.
Ingredients to make Torrijas without sugar:
How to make Torrijas without sugar:
Heat in a saucepan skim milk, lemon peel, vanilla essence and stevia. When it starts to boil, remove the preparation from the heat and let it cool completely with a lid so that the milk is infused.
Trick: you can use any other type of sweetener. Also, you can choose to prepare your torrijas without sugar or sweeteners, although the flavor will be a little less intense.
Remove the skin from the lemon and dip the bread slices in the milk. Make sure they get well soaked on both sides. You can use any bread to make sugar-free torrijas, but it is always preferable to opt for one that does not contain sugar and is as healthy as possible. For example, you can make your torrijas with wholemeal bread and make your own bread with this Wholemeal Bread Recipe.
Beat the eggs. Take the slices out of the milk, drain them a little and pass them through the egg, on both sides.
Now, since we are preparing a healthier recipe, you have two ways to prepare your torrijas without sugar and without frying. The first option that we propose is make the torrijas on the grill sugarfree. In a clean skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. Next, place the torrijas and cook them, taking care that they brown well on both sides.
The second option consists of cook the torrijas without sugar in the oven. To do this, simply bake the torrijas at 180ºC for 10-15 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. Baked whole-grain torrijas, for example, are an excellent option to avoid refined flours.
Put the unsweetened torrijas on a plate with absorbent paper, whether you have grilled them or cooked them in the oven, to remove any possible excess oil. To enhance the flavor of your torrijas, andsprinkle with cinnamon powder or prepare syrup for the torrijas without sugar, that is, with your favorite sweetener.
Serve the toast without sugar warm to enjoy them better, although they will continue to be just as tasty once cold and resting. I hope you liked the recipe! I invite you to visit my blog Cakes for you.
You can also try to version other traditional torrijas recipes, such as the unsweetened wine torrijas. Just check out the Red Wine French Toast Recipe and substitute the sugar for any other natural sweetener like stevia. Do not hesitate to try it and share your opinion!
If you liked the recipe for French toast without sugar, we suggest you enter our Torrijas Recipes category. You can also visit a selection of the best Spanish recipes.
Ideas to accompany sugar-free French toast
Although this dessert is an excellent option for those who want to take care of the line or simply opt for a healthier option, sugar-free torrijas for diabetics are the sweet indicated for people suffering from this type of disease or any problem related to the regulation of sugars in the body.
Therefore, here is a selection of our best recipes for diabetics or for those who prefer to do without sugar in their desserts in order to offer a variety:
On the other hand, if you want to serve your torrijas without sugar with some type of topping that is equally healthy, you can opt for agave honey or melted dark chocolate.