This delicious breakfast only looks decadent, with less fat and more than double the protein of classic French toast. Strawberries, with more vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit, give you an immunity and anti-aging boost.


Credit: Randy Mayor

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8 servings (serving size: 1 piece)


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 6.7g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol 58mg; iron 2mg; sodium 453mg; calcium 164mg.