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Makeover Blueberry French Toast Recipe
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Makeover Blueberry French Toast Recipe

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With this luscious makeover from our Test Kitchen, Joan has all the decadent richness and flavor of her original recipe but fewer calories and less fat and cholesterol. Joan Hallford - North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 375 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cut cream cheese into 1-in. cubes; place over buns. Top with blueberries and remaining bun cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg substitute. Add milk and syrup; mix well. Pour over bun mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown and center is set.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in blueberries. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until berries burst, stirring occasionally. Serve with French toast. Yield: 8 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Makeover Blueberry French Toast in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 375 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

Absolutely delicious! My family and I found this to be a warm and comforting dish for breakfast. The dollops of cream cheese throughout the dish made this pleasantly rich and creamy. I made this with no modifications and will definitely make it again. The blueberry sauce was perhaps slightly too sweet, so I may reduce the amount of sugar next time and/or use a sugar substitute to reduce calories as well. Kudos!

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

My husband and I love this recipe! Definitely making it again soon.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

One of our favorite breakfast recipes now! Easy and so yummy!

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dsm
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

I found this to be rather bland apart from the sauce. I also didn't like the texture of the base; it seemed like just what it was made from -- dense hamburger buns. It may have needed less bread or more liquid. There are other similar recipes, so I wouldn't even try to adjust this one.

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