Monday, November 16, 2009

CEiMB: Blueberry French Toast

Hosted by The Not So Skinny Kitchen

I pulled out a beautiful loaf of raisin challah, from Ninth Street Bakery, out of the freezer along with a bag of wild blueberries for this healthy breakfast treat. As I sliced the challah I decided it was too good to hide in a casserole dish and smother it with fruit. Instead I cooked it on the stove top and placed a couple dollops of warmed blueberries over the top. And what a wonderful breakfast it made!

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  • Cooking spray
  • 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

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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.

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

3 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE french toast. I make it for myself about every other Sunday. DELISH!

AppleC said...

The blueberries are supreme! Great twist on the Ellie version.

Lauryn said...

You were smart - you used challah!! I bet it was delicious!! And with blueberries!! YUMMMMM!