Low fat baked French toast recipe

Modified for low sodium. Digging up culinary treasures from the web

Jeannine L posted in Baking
11w ago

In my quest for new recipes to feed to my recently expanded family, I came across a recipe for Low Fat Baked French Toast. I thought that I would just cut out the salt and then follow the recipe as it was written, but then my imagination (along with my constant desire/need to save time) got involved.

I started by changing the proportions to make half a recipe, but also ended up halving the amount of bread called for (using some of my homemade sourdough), cutting the amount of sweetener (figuring - correctly - that we would end up adding more at the table anyway), swapping in maple syrup for the honey, and changing the instructions to simplify things a bit.

It turned out great! My father-in-law and I were alone for breakfast today and - as you can see from the photos - we ended up eating up most of it (along with some local peaches and blueberries on the side). Father-in-law liked it so much, he asked for seconds, a rare occurrence! We did manage to leave some behind for my hubby, who was busy on his treadmill. 🤣 Another recipe for the weekly rotation!

After I get to the grocery store for supplies, my next adventure will be trying a recipe that I found for Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage - it's another one that I won't be eating, but my FiL is eagerly looking forward to it, since he loves sausage and the commercial stuff is verboten to him.



Low Fat Baked French Toast (modified for low sodium)

A low sodium, low fat breakfast treat!

Cook time45min


  • 4 ounces or more bread, torn into pieces (I used sourdough)
  • 1 apple, peeled & chopped (I used golden delicious)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Lightly grease a standard size pie dish.
  2. Cover bottom of dish with bread pieces. Spread chopped apple over the bread.
  3. Beat together eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon until well blended. Pour over the bread and apple. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, remove the pie dish from the fridge and preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake for 45 minutes, until it is beginning to brown.

Recipe Notes

Also good sprinkled with about half a cup of chopped walnuts at the same time the apple pieces  are added. Serve with more maple syrup! 😋

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Original recipe by Audrey M  (https://www.food.com/recipe/low-fat-french-toast-casserole-45173 ). Modified by Jeannine L.

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Comments (14)

  • This sounds very interesting! I'd like to try that!

      2 months ago
  • Sounds like a good success yet again😀

      2 months ago
  • That sounds excellent!

      2 months ago
    • It's pretty darn good, I like it, too, and I used to think that I didn't like French toast. 😁

        2 months ago
    • I might have to check into this

        2 months ago
  • That looks great! I think it would go well with creme fraiche and a hot cup of tea. Not just breakfast, supper too.

      2 months ago
  • looks delicious

      2 months ago
    • Thank you! It is, even of I do say so myself... and very easy as well!

        2 months ago