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French Toast Strata


French Toast Strata

French Toast Strata

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

4 cups (4 ounces) day-old French or Italian bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Additional maple-flavored pancake syrup (optional)

Preparation

  1. Spray 11X7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread cubes in even layer in prepared dish; sprinkle raisins and cream cheese evenly over bread.
  2. Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add milk, 1/2 cup pancake syrup and vanilla; mix well. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over strata.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed, golden brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve with additional pancake syrup.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with fresh fruit compote.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 square (1/6 of total recipe)
Sodium 237 mg
Protein 8 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Total Fat 9 g
Calories from Fat 28 %
Calories 287

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Fruit 1
Starch 2
Fat 1

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