Monday, April 29, 2013

Sugar Free Baked French Toast with Streusel Topping

 

 

Saturday was a beautiful day here - I worked in the yard cleaning up leaves and sticks and then spent the rest of the day sitting on my patio enjoying just being outside in the sun. But, all good things must end and since the forecast was predicting rain, all day on Sunday, I knew I would want something warm and cozy for breakfast.

I found a loaf of French bread in the freezer and used a combination of various french toast recipes that I adapted and turned into a healthier and sugar free version by using fat free milk and Splenda Brown Sugar. I find that now and then, breakfast can be my indulgence for the day when using a sugar substitute. Two pieces of this yummy french toast with a little sugar free syrup and my carb count remained in control.


Recipe for Sugar Free Baked French Toast with Streusel Topping

1 loaf french bread

4 eggs

1 3/4 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup brown sugar substitute

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch salt

Struesel Topping

1/4 cup brown sugar substitute

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2 T butter, melted

pinch salt

 

Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Slice bread into 1 inch slices and arrange in baking dish.

Whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar substitute, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the bread. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 dregrees.

In a small bowl, combine struesel ingredients and mix well with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over soaked bread and bake 35 - 40 minutes until lightly browned.

 

Happy Monday!

 

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17 comments:

  1. Vicky... This looks delish! Will have to try it some time!

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  2. Looks delicious! I love apple streusel and have not ever tried it on french toast. Good idea!

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  3. You're killing me!! LOL! That looks so scrumptious and to think I started a new program this morning. My weight seems like such a huge problem but I got a bit of encouragement. I did my BMI and it said I only need to lose 18 pounds to be in the "healthy" zone! Whaaaaaa?? And here I thought it was 40! Ha, ha! See how we distort our image! Anyway, I will print this out and put it away once I reach my goal. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. I am always on the lookout for new recipes for brunch. This is such a fun venue to have and this now will be included on the menu. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. That looks heavenly! I must try it!

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  6. This looks so yummy! I thought of you on Sunday as I spotted a RHOBH "character" here in SoCal. Mohammed, Yolanda's ex was walking with one of their daughters in a famous high-end shopping district here. His hair is so unique and that's how I recognized him..... LOL. Ann

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  7. Good morning Vicki! I found your post at Lil’ Luna’s link party! I love this recipe and it definitely looks like a recipe I will have to try! Thanks so much for the idea! I would love for you to come by my party and link up as well! http://home-styled.blogspot.com/2013/04/link-party-show-your-style-sunday-5.html

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  8. so stealing this for my hubs who is diabetic! glad i stopped by via wow us wed. :)

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  9. I also pinning this for my diabetic hubs! Looks fabulous!

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    1. That should be I AM also pinning... :-)

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  10. thanks for posting a glucose-free French Toast recipe. I bet it tasted wonderful.

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  11. What a great low-carb breakfast. I've been dieting all week--salads!--and I could have been eating something great! Thanks for including this at Foodie Friday.

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  12. Wow, love this. Pinned to my SD board. Thanks for joining Saturday Dishes. ~ Paula

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  13. This sounds really delicious! I love adding streusel on top of muffins and french toast.
    Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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  14. I spent the day outside too. Cleaned up some in the hard and then off to a tailgate party. These will be awesome for brunch. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contess

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  15. I love the idea of topping french toast with streusel- extra yummy goodness!
    Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes- we hope you'll keep sharing with us as we take over the party!

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