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Lemon-Raspberry Ricotta Baked French Toast for Two

Lemon-Raspberry Ricotta Baked French Toast for Two


This sweet French toast will make a morning person out of anyone. It’s fancy enough for a special occasion or weekend brunch, but easy enough to surprise your special someone any day of the week.MORE+LESS-

2 1/4

teaspoons finely grated lemon peel

8

slices (1/2-inch thick) soft French bread (from 16-oz loaf)

3/4

cup raspberries (about 32)

1/8

teaspoon ground cinnamon

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  • 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • 2

    In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons of the honey and 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel. Spread about 1 rounded tablespoonful mixture evenly on each slice of bread. Place 3 raspberries on top of cheese mixture on 4 slices bread. Top with remaining slices to make 4 sandwiches, pressing lightly.

  • 3

    In shallow dish, beat egg, milk, salt, vanilla and cinnamon with whisk. Place sandwiches in egg mixture; soak 5 minutes. Carefully turn each sandwich over; soak 5 minutes longer. Transfer to pan. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 4

    Top each sandwich with remaining raspberries; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons honey, and top with remaining 1/4 teaspoon lemon peel.

Expert Tips

  • Ricotta cheese is used in this recipe because it is lighter in texture and easier to spread than cream cheese, which is typically used in French toast fillings.
  • Substitute blackberries or blueberries for the raspberries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
113g
38%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
45g
Protein
26g
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:

5 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choice

7 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Watch the video: Homemade French Toast Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Ep 541