Easy French Toast Casserole

Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe
Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
This easy french toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table. If you don't want to use the orange liqueur, you can substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange juice. 

Yield:

6 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 352
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 8.8 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 11.1 g
Carbohydrate 58.1 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 466 mg
Calcium 191 mg

Ingredients

2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 large eggs
6 (1 1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread
6 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 to 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Set aside; cool completely.

Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large shallow bowl; stir with a whisk. Dip 1 bread slice in milk mixture; arrange bread slice over sugar mixture in dish. Repeat procedure with remaining 5 bread slices. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

While casserole bakes, combine whipped topping and Grand Marnier. Place 1 bread slice, caramel side up, on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon topping and 1 teaspoon pecans.

Note:

French bread with a soft crust works best because it is easier to cut. Omit the liqueur in the whipped topping, if you prefer. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or orange slice.

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD,

December 2007
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