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Hale Lani Strawberry French Toast Recipe

"Our guests love this dish and write about it in our guest books. I like to make it extra special by topping it with butter I shaped into palm tree, flower and leaf shapes." Ruth Johnson, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Hawaiian sweet bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup


  • 1. Place strawberries in a small bowl; sprinkle with sugar. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • 2. Slice strawberries and divide between two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes; set aside.
  • 3. Cut bread into 20 slices. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip bread in egg mixture. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook French toast in oil in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place over strawberries in prepared dishes.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with syrup. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 290 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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