Whisk together baking ix, 1 1/2 cups water, vanilla and cinnamon. Melt 1/2 Tbsp. butter in 1/2 Tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Dip 2 bread slices in batter and put in skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or til golden. Repeat procedure with remaining butter, oil, batter and bread slices.
Top French toast with fruit and pecans. Serve with your favorite syrup. Makes 4 servings.