Serves 6 (serving size: 3 toast slices, 1/2 cup strawberries, 4 teaspoons syrup, and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar)
Photo: Oxmoor House
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
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place bread slices in a single layer in 2 (13 x 9-inch) glass or ceramic baking dishes.
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.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until browned and puffed, turning halfway through cooking time. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place 3 French toast slices on each of 6 plates. Top with strawberries, syrup, and powdered sugar.
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!