French Baked Toast


The following is a post by Joyce Schmals of The Skinny Pear.  Joyce is a busy woman, she is in school to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is a full time photographer, yet she still has time to blog about Real Food, and all her amazing recipes can be found at her blog The Skinny Pear, head over there to pay her a visit!
One of my favorite memories from when I was a child was having French toast.  We didn’t get it very often, but let’s face it; any dessert with icing sugar on top is one you’re going to remember!

I’ll admit though, when it comes to breakfast I can be a little lazy.  I make a mean Whole Wheat Cheese Waffle, which is simply delicious, but I’m not making it every morning. (I usually make a triple batch and freeze them, they are better than eggo’s that’s for sure!)
I haven’t made French toast in ages and the other day I had a hankering for it, but like I said I’m kind of lazy.  That’s when I whipped up this wonderful little dish, which my mother says  is actually better than original French toast!  I have to agree and it’s good cold too!
Ingredients (makes about 6 pieces)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • Icing sugar (optional)
baked french toast
Melt butter and mix with maples syrup.  Pour into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. (Like the one here)  Layer bread slices over top of butter mixture.  Mix eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg together.  Pour over top of bread making sure to cover all of the bread.
Bake in a 350F oven for 20-30 mins depending on thickness of bread.  Cut and sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.
Enjoy!

 Meet Joyce of The Skinny Pear

_MG_3064(1)Bio: Joyce is a wife to a wonderful husband and mother to two adorable kids.  She is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is a full time baby photographer.  When she’s not busy cooking, studying or taking photo’s she’s hanging at the beach with her family or skiing down the mountains.  To learn more about her cooking, head to her website at http://theskinnypear.com/or visit her Facebook Page The Skinny Pear

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Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting
started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in
real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a
better planet for our children.

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