Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Low Fat, High Taste Breakfast

Good Ol' Hungry Girl again. This book is going to be my new bible i swear. This does take some time to cook, but it's so worth it!

The Big Apple French Toast Casserole
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
8 slices light bread, cut into cubes
1 apple (preferably Fuji), cored, peeled, and diced
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/4 cups light vanilla soymilk
1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup, divided
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda), or more to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter until melted. Set aside.

Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Place bread cubes evenly along the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle diced apple evenly over the bread.

In a medium-large bowl, combine melted butter, cream cheese, soymilk, egg substitute, 2 tbsp. syrup, cinnamon, and sweetener. If you like your French toast pretty sweet, add an extra packet of sweetener. Using a handheld electric mixer set to medium speed, mix until lump-free and smooth. Pour mixture over the bread and apple.

Make sure bread is soaked in the liquid mixture. If needed, toss lightly to coat. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, until egg mixture is pretty firm and cooked through. (Be sure not to overcook, as bread could burn.) Let cool slightly.

Cut into quarters and serve with remaining 1 cup syrup for dipping. Dig in!

Nutrition Information:
PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe): 232 calories, 4.25g fat, 687mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 16.5g protein
Weight Watcher Points-4

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