Oven-Baked French Toast (Pampered Chef)

Ingredients

1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread

6 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

Ground cinnamon (optional)

Powdered suga

r1 pound strawberries, stemmed and sliced (about 3 cups)

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

1

Spray Rectangular Baker with vegetable oil. Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices (10-16 slices); arrange closely in single layer in prepared Baker. Beat eggs with whisk. Whisk in milk, 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, vanilla and salt; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

2

Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle bread with cinnamon, if desired. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle with powdered sugar . Slice strawberries (I use an egg slicer to get nice even slices). Add lemon zest, juice and the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; mix lightly. Serve over warm French toast.

Yield:

8 servings of 2 slices French toast and 1/3 cup strawberry topping

Nutrients per serving:

Approximately 200 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: No information is currently available.

Cook’s Tips:

French bread loaves come in a variety of sizes. The very long, thin loaves are called “baguettes.” If using a baguette for this recipe it works best to cut the loaf on the diagonal in order to get large enough slices.

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We make this recipe whenever we will want to have a nice breakfast such as for Christmas or overnight company etc.  It always works out really well and it is so easy!

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