French bread with a soft crust works best here because it is easier to cut. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices, and serve with a glass of fat-free or 1% low-fat milk.
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 (1-inch-thick) French bread slices
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans
Strawberry slices (optional)
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into an 11 x 7inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray, spreading evenly over bottom of dish.
Combine eggs and egg white in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir in milk, vanilla, and salt. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, and arrange over sugar mixture. Pour any remaining egg mixture evenly over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Place 1 toast piece on each of 6 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon pecans. Garnish with strawberry slices, if desired.