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.
Whole-wheat bread loaf (unsliced)
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
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 350¬∫. Bake for 40 minutes, uncovered.
Serve with vanilla yogurt!
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.