Baked French Toast

Photo: Oxmoor House
Don't be surprised to hear your kids bolt out of bed when they smell this delicious dish cooking. Use French bread to cut down on the calories.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 3 toast slices, 1/2 cup strawberries, 4 teaspoons syrup, and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar)

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Recipe Time

Total: 41 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 12.2 g
Carbohydrate 60.5 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 455 mg
Calcium 209 mg

Ingredients

18 (1/2-ounce) slices diagonally cut French bread (about 1 inch thick)
2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 large egg white
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Place bread slices in a single layer in 2 (13 x 9-inch) glass or ceramic baking dishes.

3. Combine milk and next 3 ingredients (through egg white), stirring well with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread, turning slices until milk mixture is absorbed. Transfer bread slices to 2 large baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until browned and puffed, turning halfway through cooking time. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

5. Place 3 French toast slices on each of 6 plates. Top with strawberries, syrup, and powdered sugar.

Lighten Up

A friendlier French Toast

My lighter version uses 2% reduced-fat milk rather than heavy cream in the egg mixture--this small change saves 250 calories and 48 grams of fat per serving!

Note:

Cooking Light Lighten Up, America!

October 2013