French Toast (Baked): Monday Meal

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I found the inspiration for this recipe in the book, Cook Yourself Thin, years ago. Besides the fact that this recipe is tasty and easy, I love that it basically cooks itself in the oven. I set it up, pop it in the oven and don’t have to worry about it for around 13 minutes. Brilliant!

 

 

  • -6 pieces whole wheat bread
  • -2 whole eggs
  • -2 egg whites
  • -3 tablespoons 1% milk
  • -1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • -1½ tablespoon honey
  • -½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese or plain, fat free Greek yogurt
  • -2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • -1 cup blueberries or 2 bananas, thinly sliced

 

Heat the oven to 375°.

 

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In a large, wide bowl whisk the eggs and egg whites together and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, honey and cinnamon. Then, pour the milk mixture into the eggs and whisk again.

 

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Dip the bread into the milk and egg mixture, one piece at a time and place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 12-13 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the ricotta/yogurt until it is smooth. Then stir in the maple syrup.

After the bread is finished, top each slice with a dollop of the ricotta mixture and some fruit.

 

 

Serve with additional maple syrup, if desired.

 

I LOVE that one of the local farms from my farmer's market sells their frozen produce. Brilliant!

I LOVE that one of the local farms from my farmer’s market sells their frozen produce. Brilliant!

 

Mmmm...blueberries! I thought I'd have to wait until summer to get them again!

Mmmm…blueberries! I thought I’d have to wait until summer to get them again!

 

Yum!

Yum!

 

Bread. Fruit. Cheese.  Is there really more I could want??

Bread. Fruit. Cheese.
Is there really more I could want??

 

Happy Cooking!

 

 

 

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