Baked French Toast Recipe

Bored with just eating plain old bread? Tired of turning it to your usual toasted bread just to switch it up? This version of French toast is the answer. By baking the French toast instead of using an oily fry pan, and by using whole wheat bread, egg whites, skim milk, and layering in bananas, this recipe gets a tasty boost of nutrition.

 

How To Make Baked French Toast

Spruce up your bread meals with this tasty and nutritious French bread recipe.

  • 1 loaf whole wheat French bread (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 2 large bananas (sliced)
  • 2 tsp margarine (light)
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • 3 handfuls pecans (or walnuts, crushed )
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 5 eggs
  1. Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with canola oil spray.

  2. Beat all the egg mixture ingredients with whisk until blended. Prepare the pecan filling by blending the margarine, brown sugar and pecans using a pastry cutter.

  3. Dip the loaf slices into the egg mixture and layer on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle of the brown sugar mixture over the slices and then form a layer of bananas over the slices.

  4. Dip the remaining bread slices into the egg mixture and place them on as the last layer. Pour any extra egg mixture over the top of the bread slices.

  5. Sprinkle the remaining pecan brown sugar filling on top. Bake covered at 375° for 30 minutes and uncovered for 8 minutes. Serve bottom-side up with warm syrup. 

How To Make Baked French Toast

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Spruce up your bread meals with this tasty and nutritious French bread recipe.

Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 38 mins
Total: 1 hr 8 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf whole wheat French bread sliced
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • cup orange juice
  • 2 large bananas sliced
  • 2 tsp margarine light
  • cup skim milk
  • 3 handfuls pecans or walnuts, crushed
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 5 eggs

Instructions

  1. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with canola oil spray.

  2. Beat all the egg mixture ingredients with whisk until blended. Prepare the pecan filling by blending the margarine, brown sugar and pecans using a pastry cutter.

  3. Dip the loaf slices into the egg mixture and layer on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle of the brown sugar mixture over the slices and then form a layer of bananas over the slices.

  4. Dip the remaining bread slices into the egg mixture and place them on as the last layer. Pour any extra egg mixture over the top of the bread slices.

  5. Sprinkle the remaining pecan brown sugar filling on top. Bake covered at 375° for 30 minutes and uncovered for 8 minutes. Serve bottom-side up with warm syrup. 

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 76mg
  • Calories: 306kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 332mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 366IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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