I know, you’re thinking “Christen has fallen off of the diet wagon for sure!” But you would be wrong. This, believe it or not, is a diet dish!!
The moms club I’m in is doing a Biggest Loser, so we decided to have a Biggest Loser brunch and all made a relatively healthy/low-cal brunch dish. We brought copies of our recipe to share with each other, so you’ll be seeing some of those other dishes coming soon, there were some good ones. I got mine from the Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific cookbook, Home Entertaining the Easy Way (given to me by my soon-to-be sister-in-law, Michelle!). I just love Holly Clegg, she seems so personable and being a Southern girl like myself, I like her recipes! The orange flavor gave it a different taste from the norm, but a good different. This one was a definite win, it did not taste “diet” at all, everyone loved it.
Baked Praline French Toast
Recipe from: Home Entertaining the Easy Way
6 tbsp margarine
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 egg whites
1 cup orange juice (I used the Trop 50 kind)
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/3 cup skim milk
1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 loaf (1 lb) French Bread, cut into one inch slices
In a small bowl, combine the margarine, corn syrup and brown sugar, microwaving until the brown sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Pour into a casserole, then sprinkle with the chopped pecans before arranging the bread slices over the pecans.
In a larger bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour evenly over the bread and cover, refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes, serve immediately.