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Makeover Blueberry French Toast

This luscious makeover has all the decadent richness and flavor of the original recipe but fewer calories and less fat and cholesterol. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions

  • Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cut cream cheese into 1-in. cubes; place over buns. Top with blueberries and remaining bun cubes.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg substitute. Add milk and syrup; mix well. Pour over bun mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown and center is set.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in blueberries. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until berries burst, stirring occasionally. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 375 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 180mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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