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We have been on an almond milk kick as of late at our house. If you haven’t tried almond milk yet, you can incorporate it into your daily routine in simple ways. Add it to cereal, use it for smoothies and even try cooking with almond milk. Recently, I was invited to a potluck baby shower and made my delicious French Toast Casserole. I substituted some Silk Almond Coconut Blend for the milk I normally use and I think it made the recipe even better!
The unsweetened Silk Almond Coconut Blend I purchased has only 35 calories per cup compared with the 140 calories of a cup of 2% milk. It is great if you are watching your calories. I love the flavor that Silk Almond Coconut Blend adds to any recipe. Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber is a great way to sneak in some extra fiber and protein into a child’s diet. Plus, both contain 50% more calcium than regular milk!
- 1 loaf of French bread
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of Silk Almond Coconut Blend
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Heat the butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium heat until the mixture thickens. Stir the mixture the entire time. Pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish and spread to cover the entire bottom of the dish.
Slice up the loaf of French bread and stagger them in the casserole dish over the sauce.
In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, Silk Almond Coconut Blend, vanilla and cinnamon.
Pour egg mixture over bread in pan, making sure to cover all of the slices. There will be a lot of egg mixture leftover on the bottom, so if you still need more mixture to coat the bread you can spoon some from the bottom to cover the bread.
If you are making this ahead of time, cover and refrigerate until the morning. When you are ready to bake, cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
I must warn you, this will make your house smell amazing. Family members will come out of the woodwork and find their way to the kitchen.
When it comes out of the oven, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and it is ready to serve.
I wanted to give you a peek as to what the bottom, saucy side looks like. This French Toast Casserole requires no syrup. It is sweet enough on its own. The first time I made this, my daughters thought it was dessert! The Silk Almond Coconut Blend gave this breakfast a hint of a tropical feel. My husband suggests serving it with pineapple juice for a real taste of the islands!
Silk Almondmilk is also great for beating the heat. Have you ever tried making smoothies with almond milk? It makes a terrific base for smoothies as it is very versatile so you can use whatever fruits you happen to have on hand. We used strawberries, bananas and pineapple.
- 1 cup Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup cut pineapple
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 banana
I omitted the ice since I used frozen strawberries. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it reaches a smoothie-like consistency.
There are a number of places where you can go to get a fancy smoothie. Many of these places will, for an extra charge, add fiber or protein to your smoothie. When you use Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber, you get the the added benefits of those ingredients in the comfort of your own home. Not only will this smoothie keep you cool this summer, but diets high in protein and fiber may help you fill fuller longer.
How will you be using Silk Almondmilk this summer?