What do you do with a few slices left of bread that everyone is tired of having? Chop it up and make this recipe!!!
Add some fruit, mix some eggs, bake and........wha...la.....a healthy breakfast!
If you follow my blog then you know my aversion to standing at the stove flipping things like pancakes. This is also my feeling about french toast. Lucky for me my kids aren't too keen on regular french toast anyway. 🙂
This is a super quick to prepare dish, takes some time in the oven but it is worth it. You just mix up the egg mixture, cube the bread, lay it in the dish, cover it with fruit and pour the egg mixture on top. You don't have to add strawberries, but I had some that were bruised and my kids are so picky they won't eat them with one tiny smoochy spot so I sliced them up and put them on top too!
You could also probably add whatever fruit you like. I was out of fresh fruit options so I went with canned peaches in their own juices. You could use frozen berries, drained, which I love, but my kids have been getting tired of them as well.
(recipe being shared at The Gooseberry Patch, The Country Cook)
The hubby loved this dish so I will be making it for Father's Day the day before and just reheat in the morning before we head to church!! Even the oldest picky child liked this better than traditional french toast.
I used regular 1% milk but If I could have used almond milk or soy I would have. My boys are allergic to both. The bread I had on hand was from Walmart, Nature's Pride whole wheat and was 70 calories per slice.
Have you seen my Healthy Bread video on YouTube? I share all about how to find a healthy whole wheat bread.
Add some honey on top and enjoy!
Easy, make ahead meal for brunch or overnight guests! I like that, I like that a lot...Don't you?
Healthy Baked Peachy French Toast
- 1 ½ cups milk ( I used 1%)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Sweetleaf Stevia Liquid, Vanilla Creme
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup egg whites
- 6 whole eggs
- 6 slices hearty whole wheat bread ( or about 8 ounces total), cubed
- 2 cups chopped, drained, canned peaches, no sugar added
- optional: ½ cup sliced strawberries
- nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together all ingredients except bread and peaches. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread into dish, add peaches on top. Pour wet mixture over the peaches and bread. Bake uncovered for a good 45-50 minutes until center is not visibly liquidy.
Nutrition Info [with peaches only]
Servings: 6* Calories per serving: 213* Fat: 7g* Fiber: 3g* Carbs: 25g* Protein: 14g* Points+: 6*
My other half and I were looking for a change from our standard weekend egg breakfast and this totally fit the bill. I did not have Stevia so I used about 1 Tbsp of Splenda. Also, I have switched to alomnd milk and you are right - it substituted perfectly. Thank you for sharing such a delicious, healthy recipe!
By "wha la!" did you mean voila!? Kind of ironic to avoid using a french expression on a post about french toast!
I wasn't trying to avoid using viola, my kids say wha la.
I have IBS and can not eat eggs or milk is there anything I can use instead if eggs?
I'm pretty sure you could use an egg substitute using chia seeds or flax but I've never tried it, something to google.
What could I use instead of stevia but keep it low sugar? I know this is for low sugar but I tried stevia and don't like it (and don't have any on hand) - maybe honey or maple syrup (natural kind)? I cant wait to make it, adding blueberries and mango with peaches to it this weekend....
You can use honey and maybe just use only 1/2 cup.
Just saw this and cannot wait to cook it tomorrow! It will be for dinner instead of breakfast. I should be in bed now, but this made me hungry! Thanks for sharing your recipes. 🙂
🙂 Let me know how you and family like it!
Healthy with Hope
Saw this recipe this morning on Facebook and I have it in the oven right now for lunch! We added a few walnuts for some added crunch. And my girls, 5 and 7, loved helping in the kitchen to prepare! Thanks for a great recipe!
Love having the kids help!
Made this last night, and I am pleased. I eliminated the sweetener, simply because I don't do well with them, and I used defrosted pineapples, peaches, and mangoes. Pretty good. I baked it for 45 minutes, but I think I would have liked it a little more drier. So next time I will bake it a little longer. Anyway, pretty good, and I loved the way it made my house smell. 🙂
The Better Baker
Looks like something I could easily eat half of all by myself. Love the addition of the fruit on top. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!
Janel @ Happy Life, Happy Wife
This looks really yummy. I've got a huge bag of organic frozen peaches in the freezer that I bet would work great for this if I thawed them first.
Yum I bet they would!