Recipe: Baked Apple French Toast

This is a beautiful dish with a wonderful aroma, perfect for a post game brunch with your buddies. The dish can be prepared the night before and baked the next morning.

This is a beautiful dish with a wonderful aroma, perfect for a postevent brunch with your buddies. The dish can be prepared the night before and baked the next morning.

Ingredients

1 loaf (about 1 pound) French, Italian, or whole-grain bread of your choice, sliced 1 inch thick

4 eggs or substitute

1 1/4 cups milk, preferably low fat

1/2 cup sugar, divided into two portions

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 apples, preferably Granny Smith or McIntosh, cored

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9- × 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray (or wipe the insides of the pan with a small piece of oil-soaked paper towel).
  2. Arrange the bread slices in a layer on the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, 1/4 cup of sugar, and vanilla. Blend well. Pour half the mixture over the bread.
  4. Slice the apples, and arrange them over the bread.
  5. Pour the remaining liquid over the apples.
  6. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. The dish can be covered and refrigerated overnight at this point, if desired.
  7. Bake at 400 °F for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serve with maple syrup.

Yield: 5 servings

Nutrition Information

2,250 total calories; 450 calories per serving (without maple syrup); 77 g carbohydrate; 17 g protein; 8 g fat

Maple syrup: add 60 calories and 15 g carbohydrate per tablespoon.

Nutrient timing: Pre-exercise, recovery

Special diets: Vegetarian

Courtesy of Jenny Hegmann

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