Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to consume extra calories and eat a variety of nutritious foods to contribute to their baby's growth and development.
Prep time: 15-20 minutes, plus overnight soak, plus 1 hour bake time next day
2 medium apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, etc.)
1 c. egg alternative
12-oz. can of evaporated skim milk
4 slices of cinnamon swirl bread
½ c. granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Spray 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Line bottom with 4 slices of cinnamon swirl bread.
Mix egg alternative, evaporated skim milk, ¼ c. sugar together.
Pour half of egg mixture over bread.
Arrange apple slices over egg-bread layer.
Pour remainder of egg mixture over apple slices.
Mix remaining ¼ c. of sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle evenly over top of apple-egg layer.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Next day: Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit (176° Celsius). Bake for 60 minutes until fluffy and golden brown and egg mixture is set.
(Note: French toast will "deflate" when taken out of oven).
Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of pan
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
10 g protein
1 g fat
0.2 g sat. fat
40 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
3 mg cholesterol
210 mg sodium
232 mg calcium
1 mg iron
32 mcg folic acid
Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and riboflavin, which are essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
This is a great make-ahead breakfast dish for the whole family. Serve with turkey bacon or soy sausages and maple syrup.