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Baked apple-cinnamon French toast

Prepare this baked apple-cinnamon French toast in advance, then pop it in the oven for a leisurely and luxurious weekend morning.

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups nonfat milk
  • 2 cups liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound loaf of sliced whole wheat bread
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Recipe Steps:

  • Whisk milk, egg whites, honey, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
  • Trim crusts off eight bread slices and set aside. Cut the crusts and remaining bread into 1-inch pieces. Toss with dried apples, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Coat 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer bread mixture to pan. Place reserved crustless slices evenly on top, trimming to fit.
  • Whisk milk mixture, then pour evenly over the bread. Press bread down, making sure it’s evenly moist. Cover with parchment paper, then foil, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • When you’re ready to bake the French toast, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake covered for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking, until set and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes; dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.

Recipe Nutrition:

  • Per serving: 183 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrate; 10 g protein; 4 g fiber; 344 mg sodium; 313 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (21% daily value)
  • 2 Carbohydrate Servings
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit

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