Baked French Toast with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce

Mmm! Piping-hot French toast from the oven serves your brunch bunch. Making it's a breeze because you can do it the day before.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

French Toast

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
eggs
18
slices (1 inch thick) French bread

Sauce

2
cups medium whole strawberries
2
cups cut-up rhubarb (about 1 1/3 lb)
1/3
cup water
1
box (4-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin

  • 1 Generously grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs with wire whisk until smooth.
  • 2 Arrange bread slices to fit in single layer in pan. Pour egg mixture over bread slices; turn to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 450°F. Uncover; bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat strawberries, rhubarb and water to boiling. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Boil 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Serve warm sauce with French toast.

Expert Tips

In a hurry? Pick up a flavored syrup from the store and skip the strawberry-rhubarb sauce.

Sprinkle powdered sugar over the French toast before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.