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Healthified Raspberry French Toast Bake

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65% fewer calories •84% less fat • 84% less sat fat than the original recipe. Check out this skinnier take on a brunch dish your family will crave.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

French Toast

1
loaf (1 lb) soft French bread (about 18 inches long)
4
oz (half 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2
cup raspberry preserves
1
cup fat-free egg product
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt

Sauce

1
bag (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic raspberries, thawed
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • 1 Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut bread into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) slices. Spread 12 slices with cream cheese. Spread remaining bread slices with preserves; place over cream cheese to make 12 sandwiches. Arrange in baking dish, pressing together if necessary to fit.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg product, milk, 1 tablespoon sugar and the salt with wire whisk until blended. Pour over bread in dish. Let stand 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Cover dish with foil; bake 10 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix sauce ingredients until blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil 30 seconds to 1 minute or just until thickened. Place strainer over medium bowl; pour raspberry mixture into strainer. Press mixture with back of spoon through strainer to remove seeds; discard seeds. Serve sauce over French toast.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 420
  • Fat Reduced By 21g
  • Sugar Reduced By 25g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
6 oz cream cheese, softened 4 oz (half 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
4 eggs 1 cup fat-free egg product
1 cup half-and-half 1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 bag (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic raspberries, thawed
1 bag (12 oz) frozen whole raspberries without syrup, thawed 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
640 (before)
220 (after)
Sugars
 
 
39 g (before)
14 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
25 g (before)
4 g (after)

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Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Prepare the French toast up to 24 hours ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until time to bake. To bake the French toast, remove plastic wrap; cover with foil and bake as directed.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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