A make-ahead baked creme brulee French toast casserole with a sweet sugar-coated bottom, perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.
Yield: 6 servings

Lightened Up Crème Brûlée French Toast

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Chill Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 9 hrs
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

  • 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

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
Freestyle Points: 11
Points +: 9