I've been wanting to try this recipe since the first time I saw it being made on the FoodNetwork's Healthy Appetite. Plus to hear that it was healthy... what an added bonus :) I was so glad when I realized last night that I had everything in my cupboard to make it for breakfast... It was absolutely delicious and I couldn't believe how wonderful the smell was in our home as it baked in the morning.
Peach French Toast Bake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
1 large whole-wheat baguette (about 8 ounces)
4 whole eggs
4 egg whites
1 cup low fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups sliced peaches, fresh or frozen
1/2 lemon, juiced about 1 1/2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Slice the baguette into 1/2-inch slices and arrange the slices in a single layer in the baking pan. Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the pan. In a medium bowl, toss peaches with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar. Scatter the peach slices evenly on top of the bread. Combine the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover and bake for 40 minutes.
Serving suggestion: Top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup and a side of Canadian bacon.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving Calories 263
Total fat 5 grams Saturated fat 1.3 grams
Protein 12 grams Carbohydrates 42 grams
Fiber 3 grams