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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 348
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 12.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.5g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 455mg
  • Calcium: 209mg

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. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 2. Place bread slices in a single layer in 2 (13 x 9-inch) glass or ceramic baking dishes.
  3. 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. 4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until browned and puffed, turning halfway through cooking time. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. 5. Place 3 French toast slices on each of 6 plates. Top with strawberries, syrup, and powdered sugar.
  6. Lighten Up
  7. A friendlier French Toast
  8. 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!
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