Tasty Things…French toast peach bake

I've been meaning to share this for sometime now. I thought it would be perfect to prepare on New Year's Eve BEFORE going out, making breakfast on New Year's Day tasty and easy.

The recipe is from Ellie Krieger. I'm a big fan of her healthy dishes and nutrition tips.

Peach Bake

Ingredients:

Whole-wheat bread loaf (unsliced)
4 eggs
4 egg whites
1 cup low fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups sliced peaches, fresh or frozen
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 Tbls. brown sugar
1/4 Tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices and place in baking dish. Whisk together wet ingredients and pour over the bread arranged in the baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix peaches with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Spread peaches over bread. Mix remaining brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of peaches. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Preheat oven to 350º. Bake for 40 minutes, uncovered.

Serve with vanilla yogurt!

Notes:

I prefer to use fresh peaches, but that means I would be only able to make it when peaches are in season. I use frozen peaches, straight out of the bag, no defrosting, when fresh peaches are unavailable. Of course, you can substitute the whole-wheat bread with other breads such as brioche [yummy!], challah, even sourdough, but the health benefits begin to diminish. Once baked, the dish keeps nicely in the fridge and provides tasty leftovers best warmed in the microwave.

Enjoy,

F&N