No-Fry French Toast

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Baking French toast makes it lower in fat, but it’s also much easier for the cook because it all bakes at once. And the homemade orange-cinnamon syrup is lower in sugar than regular purchased syrups.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8- 1/2-inch slices French bread
  • 1/4 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. sifted powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a pie plate combine egg, egg white, milk, vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Soak the bread slices in egg mixture about 1 minute on each side. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 450° oven about 6 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Turn bread; bake for 5 to 8 minutes more or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, for orange syrup, in small saucepan stir together orange peel, orange juice, honey, cornstarch, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  5. If desired, sprinkle French toast with powdered sugar. Serve toast with orange syrup.

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