Friday, September 23, 2011

Lightened Up French Toast

Lightened Up French Toast

Serves 6.

Skinny Taste is one of my new favorite blogs to browse!  Gina, the brains behind Skinny Taste, creates and modifies recipes to be Weight Watchers-friendly without losing their great taste.  Take this French toast, for example -- it tastes awesome AND it's so much better for you than the traditional fat- and calorie-laden French toast casseroles.
Source: Skinny Taste blog

1 c. unpacked brown sugar
1/4 c. water
cooking spray
10 oz Challah bread, sliced 1 inch thick
2 large eggs
1 c. egg substitute
1-1/2 c. 1% milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. Meyers rum (optional)
1/4 t. salt
1 t. powdered sugar
1 t. cinnamon

In a small heavy saucepan melt brown sugar and water over moderate-low heat, stirring, until smooth and melted, about 1 minute, then pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg substitute, milk, vanilla, rum, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 40 to 50 minutes.
Top with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

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