My favorite meal of the day is breakfast! I could eat eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon, etc. at any time of the day. In fact, when hubby and I hit one of our local Jersey diners, I almost always get a breakfast kind of meal for dinner.
But as you know, I’ve been trying to eat healthier and change my lifestyle. That doesn’t necessarily mean losing some favorites, just making them healthier.
This recipe is not only healthier, but easier than regular french toast. Why? Well, it’s all assembled in the fridge the night before, so no hurried make each toast and hope it soaks enough, etc.
I use this recipe when I have company staying over, like my writing buddies for a weekend. It lets me still get some writing done in the morning and lets them get some sleep until the aromas of the french toast make them too hungry to stay asleep! LOL!
Multi-Grain French Toast in the Oven
You will need the following ingredients:
1 loaf slightly stale multi-grain bread (you can also use challah or raisin cinnamon bread)
2 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup low fat half & half
1/2 cup flour
1/2 brown sugar
2/3 cup honey
1 stick butter (softened)
2 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish. Break bread into chunks and place in the baking dish.
Mix the eggs, milk, half & half, vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/3 cup honey together. Pour over the bread. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350. Mix the softened butter, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and brown sugar. When that’s mixed, add the flower. Remove your baking dish with the bread from the fridge. Cover with the butter/sugar mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how set you like your french toast!).
Serve with maple syrup and/or honey and/or powdered sugar. Some turkey bacon on the side to watch the calories and fat again!
Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe.