3 cups almond or coconut milk milk
2 cups pasteurized liquid egg whites
3 tablespoons raw honey
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1-pound loaf sprouted grain Ezekiel bread (the cinnamon raisin loaf is fantastic!)
1 cup chopped dried apples, (3 ounces)
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Whisk almond milk, egg whites, raw honey, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
Trim crusts off 8 bread slices and set aside. Cut the crusts and the remaining bread into 1-inch pieces. Toss with dried apples, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg in another large bowl.
Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer the bread mixture to the pan. Lay the reserved crustless slices evenly on top, trimming to fit. Whisk the milk mixture one more time, then pour evenly over the bread. Press the bread down with the back of a wooden spoon, making sure it’s evenly moist. Cover with parchment paper, then foil, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake the casserole, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until puffed, set and lightly browned, about 20 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes.
I love cinnamon! I put it on my roasted sweet potatoes and feel like I’m splurging on super deliciousness. Luckily cinnamon is a great spice to add to our diet regimen. It has antioxidants, calcium, fiber, and manganese. Here are just some of the areas cinnamon is said to helpful in:
- Helping to lower cholesterol
- Helping to stabilize blood sugar
- Anti-viral, anti-microbial, & anti-fungal
- Energizing & immunity building
- Aids in carb & fat metabolism (because of the manganese)
I found this amazing recipe for baked apple-cinnamon french toast on www.eatingwell.com. Our modifications were the Ezekiel bread and the almond milk. Let us know how you like it!