Breads and Hot Cereals

Baked French Toast
4 Servings, about 2 slices each

White bread - 8 slices, 1/2-inch-thick slices
Eggs - 5
Whole milk - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1/2 teaspoon

1. Lightly grease a 13- by 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Cut each slice of bread into 2 even strips. Arrange bread strips in pan.
2. In large bowl, mix eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed until well-blended, about 5 minutes.
3. Pour egg mixture over bread strips; cover. Chill 4 to 24 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake until eggs are set and toast is lightly browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.
5. Serve with Cinnamon Sugar Topping.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes

Per serving:
Calories 460
Total fat 23 grams
Saturated fat 7 grams
Cholesterol 279 milligrams
Sodium 581 milligrams

Cooked Rice Cereal
4 Servings, 1 cup each

White rice, uncooked - 1 1/2 cups
1% lowfat milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon

1. Cook rice according to instructions on the package.
2. Combine warm cooked rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir and serve.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Per serving:
Calories 250
Total fat 2 grams
Saturated fat 1 gram
Cholesterol 5 milligrams
Sodium 66 milligrams