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Easter Brunch French Toast

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french toast with berries

 

 

 

 


Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 305
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 109 mg
Sodium: 716 mg
Protein: 12.5 g
Cholesterol: 66 mg
Fiber: 2 g

*Nutritional Analysis uses 4 eggs and does not include toppings

 

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