Lightened Up Crème BrûlÃe French Toast

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A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.

A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.Lightened Up Crème BrûlÃe French Toast

More breakfast recipes you might enjoy are Bananas Fosters French Toast, Red Velvet Pancakes, and Hot Cross Buns.

This was a recipe make-over requested by one of my readers I was excited to tackle. The original recipe calls for a stick of butter, lots of eggs and half-and-half cream. Although this has been lightened up by removing the butter, replacing the cream with milk and most of the eggs with egg substitute, your guests will never know it. What's better than waking up with a house full of guests and having a no-fuss breakfast when you wake up. Serve this with fresh fruit to complete your table.

This uses a half loaf of challah bread, so you can easily double this and make two if you have more guests.

A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.

A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.
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Lightened Up Crème BrûlÃe French Toast

311Cals13Protein60Carbs5.5Fats
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 45mins
Chill Time: 8hrs
Total Time: 9hrs
Yield: 6servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1cupunpacked brown sugar
  • 1/4cupwater
  • cooking spray
  • 10ozChallah bread, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cupegg substitute
  • 1-1/2cups1% milk
  • 1 1/2tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspMeyers rum, optional
  • 1/4tspsalt
  • 1tsppowdered sugar
  • 1tspcinnamon

Instructions

  • In a small heavy saucepan melt brown sugar and water over moderate-low heat, stirring, until smooth and melted, about 1 minute, then pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg substitute, milk, vanilla, rum, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
  • Bake uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Top with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th, Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 5.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 173mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 27g
Blue Smart Points: 11
Green Smart Points: 12
Purple Smart Points: 11
Points +: 9
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