We love breakfast, and this fabulous recipe makes mornings just that much better. Filled with fresh blueberries, hearty whole wheat bread, crunchy almonds, and creamy cottage cheese, this dish is sure to be a hit for your breakfast table. This recipe can be prepared in advance and ready to bake when needed, making it easy for a quick and delicious breakfast.
Nutrient Booster: Cottage Cheese
This healthy version of french toast is made even better when incorporating cottage cheese, as a half cup serving provides you with 13g of protein! Not only does cottage cheese provide you with a great source of calcium and protein, but it also gives a creamy, delicious texture to any dish you choose to add it to. So go ahead and try out this amazing breakfast dish–we hope you love it as much as we do!
Baked Blueberry French Toast
- 1 loaf hearty, whole wheat bread
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups skim milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Lightly coat a 13×9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
Tear the bread into 1-inch cubes. Mix the bread cubes, blueberries, and almond slices. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish.
Blend the cottage cheese in a blender, food processor, or using a hand mixer. When there is a smooth consistency, blend in the eggs and milk. Mix in the sugar and the extracts. Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the bread. For the best results, cover the casserole and let it sit for at least an hour (or up to overnight) in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 375⁰F.
Cover the French toast with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes until the casserole is puffy and golden brown. Serve and enjoy while still warm.
Serving: 1/8 casserole, Calories: 360 calories, Fat: 9 grams, Saturated fat: 1.5 gram, Carbohydrates: 50 grams, Sugar: 17 grams, Sodium: 550 milligrams, Fiber: 7 grams, Protein: 22 grams,Cholesterol: 185 milligrams
This recipe was provided by Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese. Triad to Wellness is a Nutrition Consultant for Daisy Brand.
This recipe was provided by Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese. Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to Daisy Brand. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.