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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

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french toast with berries

Ingredients:

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
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ Tbsp. fresh lemon peel/zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar mixture

  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Tip
Cinnamon Sugar is available at Penzeys.

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and lemon zest.
  2. Grease two 9×13 glass pans. Divide bread between the pans.
  3. Pour mixture evenly over bread. Let soak 5 minutes.
  4. Turn bread over.
  5. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over bread. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Place pans in fridge and let chill for 12 hours.
  7. Bake uncovered at 325°F for 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Serve at once, with fresh fruit and maple syrup (optional).

Nutritional Analysis:
Serves 12 | Serving Size: 1 - 1½” thick bread slices

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, and Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.