Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Topping

This skinny baked french toast topped with a simple cooked fresh strawberry topping is a wonderful way to start your Sunday morning (or any morning).

The idea for this baked French toast, originated with my desire use up the remaining loaf of Greek Easter Bread that had begun to dry out.

Baked french toast popped into my head, which sent me on a “skinny baked french toast” recipe-seeking excursion into my ever growing collection of cookbooks, around the web and back.

Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Topping

Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Topping

There are lots and lots of baked french toast recipes that call for huge amounts of whole eggs, cream, half and half and sugar. But that’s not what I was had in mind. I wanted a Weight Watchers friendly recipe that stuck a balance between tasty and healthy: nothing too austere or too rich.

I decided to use the Baked French Toast Recipe from Holly Clegg’s The New Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook, changing it only slightly. Instead of beginning with a layer of “light maple syrup” as she suggested, I opted to sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar.

Skinny French Toast is a great recipe to serve to a group. It’s make ahead and bakes all at once, so you avoid having to stand at the stove flipping for what can seem like an eternity. You prepare it the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight so the bread soaks up all the milky/eggy goodness and gets soft. Then, in the morning, all you need to do is pop it into the oven until it’s puffy and golden brown.

Skinny Baked French Toast

Skinny Baked French Toast

With a large container of strawberries in the fridge, I decided to make a simple strawberry topping for the light and healthy baked French toast. It was a delicious accompaniment.

Enjoy!


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Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Topping
 
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Lighter healthier baked French toast with fresh strawberry topping. You'll want to make the topping about 1 hour before you plan to use it so it cools a bit before serving.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf (about 1 pound) bread, crust removed if hard
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups skim milk (I used half condensed nonfat milk for added richness)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Strawberry Topping
  • 6 cups strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Slice the bread into 1-inch slices or tear into 1-inch pieces and arrange evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, vanilla and 3 tablespoons of the sugar and cinnamon mixture, until well blended.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and press down on the bread to help it soak up the mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon sugar and cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake until puffed and golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve with warm maple syrup or strawberry topping.
  8. To make the strawberry topping, in a medium saucepan, toss 3 cups of the strawberries, the sugar and salt together. let sit, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries have released their juices and the sugar has dissolved, about 30 minutes.
  9. Add the remaining 3 cups of strawberries and cook over medium heat until the juice has thickened into a sauce, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving of Skinny Baked French Toast (1/8th): 231 calories, 4.1 g fat, 37.8 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 9.6 g protein and 6 WW PointsPlus Value. For the strawberry topping (1/3 cup): 50 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g carbs, 2 fiber, 1 g protein and 1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value.

 

More Skinny Baked French Toast Recipes from Other Blogs and Websites:

Blueberry Almond French Toast (Ellie Krieger-Food Network)
Mixed Berry French Toast Bake (Taste of Home)
Blueberry & Vanilla Overnight Baked French Toast (Everyday Maven)

If you liked this skinny baked French toast you might also like:

Easy Skinny Low Fat Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Healthy Breakfast Egg Sandwiches
Healthy & Delicious Baked Oatmeal Recipes

*PointsPlus® for skinny baked French toast calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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  1. syl says

    I made this for CHristmas as I had a version of this at work recently. First of all, the strawberry sauce is a must. Without it the French toast is pretty flavorless. Will make this next time but only the strawberry sauce and will look for another baked French toast recipe.

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