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Easter Brunch French Toast

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Healthier Easter French Toast






12 slices of day-old French bread, 1½” thick
4 eggs (or 2 eggs + ½ cup Egg Beaters)
4 cups low-fat milk
¼ cup sugar
1½ Tbsp. fresh lemon peel/zest
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Grease two 9×13 glass pans (do not use metal). Divide bread between the pans.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, ¼ cup sugar, lemon peel/zest, vanilla and salt.
  • Pour mixture evenly over bread. Let soak 5 minutes.
  • Turn bread over, cover and chill for 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325◦F.
  • Mix 1 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over bread.
  • Bake uncovered 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Serve at once, with powdered sugar, fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Nutritional Analysis*

305 calories
4 g fat
1 g saturated fat
66 mg cholesterol
2 g fiber
12.5 g protein
716 mg sodium
109 g carbohydrates

*Nutritional Analysis uses 4 eggs and does not include toppings


Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services