This easy french toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table.more
Adapted from health.com
If you don't want to use the orange liqueur, you can substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange juice.
cup packed dark brown sugar
tablespoons dark corn syrup
cups 1% low-fat milk
cup egg substitute
teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon grated orange rind
(1½-inch-thick) slices French bread
tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 to 2
teaspoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Set aside; cool completely. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large shallow bowl; stir with a whisk. Dip 1 bread slice in milk mixture; arrange bread slice over sugar mixture in dish. Repeat procedure with remaining 5 bread slices. any remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. While casserole bakes, combine whipped topping and Grand Marnier. Place 1 bread slice, caramel side up, on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon topping and 1 teaspoon pecans.