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When it comes to food, the French do everything right. And French Toast is no exception! However when the American’s decided to stuff this delicious, French breakfast recipe with cream cheese and call it “Stuffed French Toast”, they made a good food even better. A traditional overnight stuffed french toast recipe can be pretty dangerous to any weight watcher. But this low calorie version will knock your socks off! It’s easy, it’s delicious and it has just a 5 Points per serving. By using many of the standard ingredients of the traditional recipe, I just made a few alterations in order to lower the calories, fat grams and Points. Though my version is not an official one of Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes, if you are a french toast fanatic who is trying to lose weight, you will be super psyched to give this low calorie breakfast recipe a try!
Stuffed French Toast Recipe
– 1 16 oz. loaf of French or Italian bread, cut into 20 slices
– 1 8oz package Fat Free Cream Cheese, cut into 1/4″ thick slices
– 3 cups egg substitute or egg whites
– 2 cups fat free milk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 6 tbsp sugar free strawberry preserves
– 1 cup thinly sliced fresh strawberries
– 1/3 cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with a butter flavored non-fat cooking spray. Layer 10 slices of bread in the bottom of the baking dish (You may need to trim to fit). Lightly spray the bread with an even coat of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray. Then, top the bread with cream cheese slices, spaced out evenly. Spread the strawberry preserves evenly over the cream cheese slices. Then layer on the fresh strawberry slices. Finally, place the remaining bread slices on top.
In a large bowl, wish together the egg substitute, milk, vanilla, syrup and cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the bread to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed and the French toast is set in the center. Slice into 9 evenly sized pieces.
Entire Recipe makes 9 servings
Serving size is 1 slice
Each serving = 5 Points