Strawberry-Filled French Toast with Caramel and Pecans
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- French Toast:
- Cooking spray
- 1 (12-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 16 (1/4-inch-thick) slices
- 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
- 2 cups fat-free milk
- 3/4 cup egg substitute
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
To prepare sauce, combine granulated sugar and water in a medium, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 3 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 1 minute. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until light golden (do not stir).
Remove from heat, and let stand 1 minute. Add butter; stir until melted. Add evaporated milk; stir constantly. Place pan over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until caramel melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt.
To prepare French toast, pour sauce into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 8 bread slices in dish. Spread preserves evenly over bread; top with remaining bread.
Combine fat-free milk and next 6 ingredients (through eggs). Pour milk mixture over bread; sprinkle with pecans.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until top is golden. Let cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 piece)
|Calories per serving:||332|
|Caloriesfromfat per serving:||18%|
|Fat per serving:||6.7g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||1.7g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||2.9g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||1.5g|
|Protein per serving:||11.9g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||55.2g|
|Fiber per serving:||1.6g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||58mg|
|Iron per serving:||2mg|
|Sodium per serving:||453mg|
|Calcium per serving:||164mg|