Healthified Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

Healthified Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

Healthified Cinnamon Crunch French Toast
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240 fewer calories • 44% more Vitamin C than the original recipe— see the comparison. Adding cinnamon to healthful foods like whole grains and strawberries is sure to make this breakfast the toast of the town.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup crushed bite-size biscuits shredded whole wheat cereal
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 1-inch-thick slices crusty whole wheat country-style bread
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs with a wire whisk or rotary beater. Beat in evaporated milk, the 3 tablespoons sugar, the vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and the nutmeg. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours, turning bread slices once with a wide spatula.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, combine crushed cereal, butter, and 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Sprinkle evenly over bread slices in dish. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the strawberries and the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve with French toast.

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