Crispy Marmalade French Toast
This French toast is crunchy outside and has melted cheese inside with just a hint of marmalade sweetness.
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
3 cups cornflakes, crushed
8 slices sandwich bread
1/4 cup orange marmalade
4 (1-ounce) slices American cheese
4 slices Canadian bacon or deli ham
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Maple syrup, if desired
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spray 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Combine eggs and milk in shallow dish with wire whisk until well mixed. Place cornflakes in another shallow dish.
- Spread 1 side of 4 slices bread with 1 tablespoon orange marmalade each. Top each with 1 slice cheese, 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 slice bread.
- Dip both sides of each stuffed french toast into egg mixture, then into cornflake crumbs; place into prepared pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: Marmalade is a preserve made from the peel and the flesh of citrus fruits cooked with sugar until thick and intensely flavored. It can be used alone or as a flavor complement to savory ingredients.