I love to cook for a bunch of people, but breakfast can be difficult. I don’t want to slave over the stove cooking made-to-order omelets or eggs of different styles. I like to be able to serve everyone at once.
I usually end up making baked French toast. It’s delicious and easy. You can make it the night before, then just throw it in the oven. It’s perfect for serving large groups of people.
Plus, who doesn’t love French toast??
I used to use a recipe I pulled out of an old Church cookbook from my grandmother. It had 8 whole eggs and 1 cup of heavy cream. Do you know how many calories are in heavy cream?? Yeah, not exactly the best ‘diet’ food.
I had to fix it. I had to cut down on the calories. This is what I came up with.
Baked French Toast
1 (16oz) Loaf Italian Bread
2 Whole Eggs
1 Cup Egg Substitute
1 ½ Cup Milk
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
Cut bread into 1 inch slices.
Spray a baking pan and arrange bread. You may have to smoosh them a little to make them all fit.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over bread.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. I usually make it the night before, and refrigerate overnight.
When you’re ready to bake it, pull it out of refrigerator and let it come to room temperate.
Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes, or until the top of the bread is brown and puffed up.
Enjoy with whatever toppings you like! We had ours with butter and maple syrup.
The original recipe, when divided into 8 servings, had 343 calories. This new version has 185 calories per serving. That’s quite a dramatic difference!
You could have seconds or a side of bacon and not feel guilty.