We had family visiting this weekend from out of town and my husband insisted that I make my
famous his favorite french toast: bourbon vanilla french toast. I cringed a little knowing I wouldn’t be able to eat breakfast with the family … or I’d at least be the one eating a bowl of cereal at the table. (which I’m totally ok with, too! i LOVE cereal. Probably a little to much … but anyway, that’s another day. hehe.) 🙂 I didn’t even want to know how many points were in my french toast. Bummer … cereal it is!
But, as I was making their french toast, it smelled so good and looked like the best batch I’ve ever made. Must have some! I had extra bread and a little extra bourbon-y vanilla eggy liquid: the perfect amount for a single serving of casserole. So, I cubed up the bread, soaked it in the magic and baked it. For my casserole, it came out to 9pp. Totally worth it! However, I knew I could make this with fewer points. With extra bread and a little experimenting this morning, the “lighter french toast casserole” was born.
Here’s what you’ll need:
5oz french bread (or any bread), cubed
1/2C liquid egg whites
3T unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1t vanilla nut extract (or any vanilla extract, bourbon maybe?)
1t ground cinnamon
a few grinds from a cinnamon/sugar grinder
Preheat oven to 375F and spray 2 (1 cup sized) ramekins with a nonstick spray.
Add in the cubed bread and toss lightly, allowing the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
Divide the bread mixture between the 2 ramekins and top each one with a few grinds of the cinnamon/sugar grinder.
Top with sugar free syrup OR … take it up a notch with my cinnamon maple cream! <<< yes, go with the cream (it’s no extra points!!)
Cinnamon Maple Cream:
2T fat free cool whip
1T sugar free syrup
a dash or two of cinnamon
Combine all 3 in a small bowl and pour onto both casseroles. *two thumbs up*
Total Recipe (including cinnamon maple cream)
Serving Size: 1 ramekin
This will be another fun recipe to play around with. Coconut, banana, ooh man. Good thing the points are low 😉 Have a great week everyone!