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Mini Orange-Maple French Toast Breakfast Casseroles

Mini Orange-Maple French Toast Breakfast Casseroles
Use ramekins to prepare personal servings of this fresh take on French Toast. Make ahead for special occasion brunches or easy entertaining. Drizzle with maple syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4 servings

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Ingredients

4 oz. mascarpone cheese OR cream cheese, room temperature
4 EGGS
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
3 cups bread cubes (1 inch) (about 4 slices)

Directions

Step 1 HEAT oven to 350°F. WHISK cheese in medium bowl until smooth. ADD eggs, 1 at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. STIR IN milk, orange juice, syrup and orange peel until smooth and blended.
Step 2 DIVIDE bread among four greased 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups. SLOWLY POUR a generous 1/2 cup egg mixture over bread in each cup; press bread into egg mixture. PLACE cups in baking pan.
Step 3 BAKE in center of 350°F oven until custards are puffed and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Insider Info

Mascarpone cheese is a rich thick creamy cheese from northern Italy, commonly use to make tiramisu.

Make ahead: Casseroles can be assembled the night before and refrigerated, covered. Increase baking time slightly.

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Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Excellent Source: Protein and Choline

Good Source: Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Folate, Calcium and Iron

Calories: 346

Total Fat: 20 g
    Saturated fat: 9 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 2 g

Cholesterol: 225 mg
Sodium: 286 mg
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 12 g
Vitamin A: 761.2 IU
Vitamin D: 60.7 IU
Folate: 58.7 mcg
Calcium: 172.5 mg
Iron: 2.1 mg
Choline: 137.6 mg

Vitamin C: 7.39 mg
Vitamin E: 1 IU
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 0 g
Potassium: 229.84 mg
Magnesium: 21.6 mg
Selenium: 21.04 mcg
Phosphorus: 166 mg
Vitamin B12: 0.66 mcg
Vitamin K: 1.04 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0.14 mg
Copper: 0.13 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0.17 mg
Manganese: 0.81 mg
Zinc: 1.88 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.4 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 1.29 mg
Omega 3: 0.09 g
Omega 6: 1.15 g

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