Thursday, November 19, 2009

CEiMB: Peach French Toast Bake

The Not So Skinny Kitchen chose this week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe, Ellie Krieger's Peach French Toast Bake.  For being a lighter, healthier version of a french toast bake it wasn't bad.  It had great flavor with the cinnamon and nutmeg I added and I also really enjoyed the warm peaches nestled on top.

I did make a few substitutions... I used really stale bread (which usually is perfectly fine for recipes like this) and I left out the lemon juice and vanilla extract because I was out.  I decided to add nutmeg in place of the vanilla extract and it seemed to work just fine.

I will definitely make this again if I'm craving a french toast bake, but don't want all the calories that come with the normal Paula Deen butter and cream laden recipes.  Trust me.. those are rich and extremely decadent, but you'll pay for it on the scale.  If that doesn't bother you, check out a really good French Toast Bake recipe here.



  1. Yours looks great!! I wasn't crazy about this one, but I am glad that you enjoyed it!

  2. Wonderful! Indulging in one of Paula's recipes won't hurt for a day. Besides, it gives one more incentive to workout harder the next day. I'm not big into butter (lucky me) but tease me with caramel or toffee and I'm a gonner.
    This "bread pudding" is a nice brunch/dessert alternative to a fattier version,just like you said.

  3. Your picture looks fantastic! Good thinking with the nutmeg; thanks for cooking with me this week!

  4. Gorgeous pics! I agree that this was a great healthy alternative to those not-so healthy, but still delicious breakfast casseroles.

  5. Mine wasn't so good, but yours looks great. Baker's error.

    Glad you enjoyed yours.

  6. Nice picture. I definitely liked this lighter alternative.