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Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

vanilla brown sugar french toast
  • (3 Tbsp.) low- or no-trans fat margarine or butter
  • (5 Tbsp.) reduced-calorie pancake syrup
  • (1/3 cup) packed brown sugar
  • (2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp.) orange liqueur, divided
  • (8 slices) 1 in. thick French or sourdough bread, crusts removed
  • (3 large) eggs
  • (1/2 cup) egg substitute
  • (1 1/2 cups) fat-free half-and-half
  • (1 tsp.) vanilla extract
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • Fresh berries
  • Light whipped cream

Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

Thick French bread soaked in a brown-sugar orange syrup, baked with eggs then topped with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes (plus 8 hrs chilling)
Cook Time
About 40 minutes


  1. 1Spray a 13x9 in. baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2Place a small nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add margarine/butter and let melt.
  3. 3When melted, add syrup, brown sugar and 2 Tbsp. orange liqueur. Stir until sugar dissolves, then pour into greased dish.
  4. 4Whisk together eggs, egg substitute, half-and-half, vanilla, 2 tsp. orange liqueur and salt in a small bowl.
  5. 5Arrange bread into an even layer in the bottom of the pan, top with egg mixture, cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, up to overnight.
  6. 6Let french toast sit at room temperature while oven preheats to 350°F.
  7. 7Bake 35-40 minutes, or until light golden brown. Top with whipped cream and berries and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 294
  • Total Fat 6.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 44 g
  • Protein
  • Cholesterol 82 mg
  • Sodium 537 mg
  • Fiber 2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Casseroles

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.