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Fareway: French Toast Bake

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Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and consume more healthy nutrients like calcium, fiber, iron and B vitamins (just to name a few).

Kids, on the other hand, can also achieve higher test scores and have fewer discipline problems simply by eating breakfast.

 

Baked Blueberry French Toast

Makes 8 servings

Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 loaf whole wheat bread

1 cup blueberries

½ cup sliced almonds

½ cup low-fat cottage cheese

2 cups egg substitute OR 6 eggs, whisked

2 ½ cups skim milk

2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. almond extract

Directions:

COAT a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. TEAR bread into one inch cubes and MIX with blueberries and almonds. SPREAD bread mixture evenly in the baking dish. BLEND cottage cheese in a food processor or blender until smooth. COMBINE with milk, eggs, sugar and extracts. POUR the liquid mixture over the bread. For best results, COVER and REFRIGERATE the casserole for at least one hour, up to overnight. PREHEAT oven to 375°F. COVER casserole with aluminum foil and BAKE for 20 minutes. REMOVE the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes until the casserole is puffy and golden brown.

Nutrition information per serving: 285 calories; 7.5 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 465 mg sodium; 34 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 20 g protein

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