My husband and I were vacationing recently and had this lovely French toast at a bed and breakfast. When we came back home, I kept missing it so I called them up and requested it. They actually gave me the recipe over the phone! I generally halve the recipe for my husband and I, and bake it in an 8 inch square pan. Reheats well in the toaster oven. I served it to my in-laws recently and they loved it. Serve with a little sweetened whipped cream and berries!
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter, and corn syrup. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the sugar mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the bottom of the dish so they are in a snug single layer.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites, and eggs. Pour this mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread slices to help absorb the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Remove the cover from the baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.
Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Per Serving: 235 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 35.8g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 45.4mg; sodium 165.8mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a best way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to take on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your digestive system and helps keep you feeling full longer, and not want likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before break .
Making fruit a morning habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your grain bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll see it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.