Overnight Baked French Toast
1 loaf gluten-free, sprouted grain bread
2 whole eggs
8 egg whites or 1 cup carton egg whites
½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup apple sauce
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. sea salt
½ cup baking stevia OR 1 cup of sweetener of choice that measures like sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup pecans, chopped
Pure Maple Syrup
Spray a large casserole dish (9×13) with cooking spray.
In a blender place eggs, cottage cheese, applesauce, almond milk, 1 tsp. cinnamon, salt, sweetener, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
To prepare the bread, cut crust off bread, and discard the two end pieces. Cut the bread into small cubes and add to baking dish.
Pour egg mixture over bread, and make sure the egg mixture evenly soaks all of the bread. Cover with foil and put in the fridge overnight (or for at least four hours).
When you are ready to bake your French toast bake, remove from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Before placing the French toast in the over, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and pecans.
Bake uncovered, for 55-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Removed from over, cut into 16 equal pieces and sever warm with maple syrup and top with ‘whipped cream’ if desired.
Yields: 16 servings
99 Calories / 2g Fat / 14g Carbs / 2g Fibre / 2g sugar / 8 g protein