Ciabatta French Toast with Marmalade Drizzle

Sturdy ciabatta bread makes for great French toast; you'll use the remaining bread for lunch.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 bread slices and about 3 tablespoons syrup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 360
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 9.4 g
Carbohydrate 56.9 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 123 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 479 mg
Calcium 58 mg

Ingredients

1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
8 (1-ounce) slices ciabatta bread
2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

1. Place orange juice and marmalade in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; keep warm.

2. Combine milk, cinnamon, and eggs in a shallow dish; stir with a whisk. Dip bread slices in egg mixture; let slices stand in egg mixture 20 seconds on each side.

3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place 4 bread slices in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon butter and bread slices. Drizzle with marmalade syrup.

Note:

Maureen Callahan, MS, RD,

August 2010