Thursday, November 03, 2011

Slumber Party French Toast

Who doesn't love a good slumber party when the temperatures drop? Get into those pjs, pop in a great movie and curl up with this comforting dish...and it's heart healthy too!

Slumber Party French Toast
Recipe from the American Heart Association Kids' Cookbook
◦1/4 cup soft margarine spread

◦1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

◦3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

◦Liquid egg substitute equal to two eggs

◦1/4 cup skim milk

◦6 1-inch thick slices French bread

◦1-2 Tbsp. powdered or confectioner’s sugar

Place margarine in baking pan or heat proof baking dish (9x13-inch). Place pan on burner. Turn heat to low. Heat margarine until melted.

Place brown sugar in small bowl. With fork, stir in cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over melted margarine in baking pan or dish.

Combine egg substitute and milk in glass pie plate. Mix with fork until blended.

With fingers or fork, dip bread slices into egg mixture to coat both sides. Lay slices over sugar-cinnamon mixture in baking pan or dish. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread slices.

Cover pan with foil and refrigerate overnight. Remove pan from refrigerator one hour before baking. Let stand on the kitchen counter to reach room temperature. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Carefully place toast in hot oven. Bake 25 minutes.

Using oven mitts, remove pan from oven to wire cooling rack. With oven mitts, carefully remove foil from pan. Return pan to hot oven. Bake for 15 minutes longer. Using oven mitts, remove pan to cooling rack.

Sprinkle French toast with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings (one slice per serving).

Nutrition Information:
Per Serving:
*calculated using a 70% oil soft margarine spread
Calories 288
Fat (grams)8
Cholesterol (mg)less than 1

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