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Pan Dulce French Toast Bake

Pan Dulce French Toast BakePan dulce, sweet Mexican bread, stars in this delicious French toast casserole. A great choice for a weekend breakfast or brunch, this dish is epecially nice served with lightly sweetened fresh strawberries.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO Pure Instant Coffee Granules, dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
4 large eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
8 cups (about 4 small) cubed pan dulce (sweet Mexican bread)
Powdered sugar (optional)
NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche or your favorite syrup (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch-square baking pan.
  2. Whisk coffee, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Place pan dulce cubes in prepared baking pan. Evenly pour egg mixture over pan dulce, ensuring all cubes are moistened. Let stand for 5 minutes for cubes to absorb the liquid.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche or your favorite syrup.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 530; Calories from Fat: 180; Total Fat: 20g (31% of DV);Saturated Fat: 8g (39% of DV); Cholesterol: 270mg (89% of DV); Sodium: 240mg (10% of DV); Carbohydrates: 69g (23% of DV); Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV); Sugars: 41g; Protein: 17g; Vitamin A: 10% of DV; Vitamin C: 0% of DV; Calcium: 30% of DV; Iron: 15% of DV.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.