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Ciabatta French Toast with Marmalade Drizzle

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

Cooking Light AUGUST 2010

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


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 11.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 9.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 56.9g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 479mg
  • Calcium: 58mg

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