Lightened Up Crème Brûlée French Toast
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Chill Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 9 hrs
A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.
- 1 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- cooking spray
- 10 oz Challah bread (sliced 1 inch thick)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 1-1/2 cups 1% milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Meyers rum (optional)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
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.
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