Apple Cinnamon French Toast Strata

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Adapted from a recipe on www.allrecipes.com. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Kamara, RD, from California.

Portions: 12

Serving size: 1 - 3" x 3" square

Ingredients

  • 1 pound loaf cinnamon raisin bread
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups nondairy creamer
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup pancake syrup

Preparation

  1. Dice bread and cream cheese into cubes. Peel and dice apple. Melt butter.
  2. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the cubed bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the cream cheese cubes evenly over the bread and top with the apples. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples and top with remaining bread.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the nondairy creamer, melted butter and pancake syrup. Pour over the bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and press down so that all the pieces are soaked. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight
  4. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  5. Bake 50 minutes and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut evenly into squares for 12 servings.
  6. Top with pancake syrup, sugar-free syrup, jam or cinnamon/raspberry applesauce, if desired.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  371
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  33 g
  • Fat  22 g
  • Cholesterol  200 mg
  • Sodium  321 mg
  • Potassium  178 mg
  • Phosphorus  130 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Replace eggs with 2 cups low cholesterol egg product to reduce cholesterol to 37 mg per serving.
  • Lower carbohydrate content by substituting sugar-free syrup if you have diabetes.
  • Portions are generous—may be divided into smaller servings for a larger crowd.

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Apple Cinnamon French Toast Strata
3

I thought dairy (Cream cheese?) was not recommended in kidney diets, because of its calcium content. So... can someone clear this up for me? Every source i consult seems to confuse me even further and i have no idea what to cook...Dietitian comment: There is no one kidney diet that fits all. Not all kidney diets are restricted in calcium. Some people have to add extra calcium due to low blood levels. Check with your dietitian about your individual requirements. I believe you could omit the cream cheese and the recipe will still work.

Dec. 03, 2014, 12:30 PM - Inappropriate review?
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lafferty4 says:
5

Really wonderful. Found the cinnamon bread without the raisins. Also substituted real maple syrup for the pancake syrup listed in the recipe. On a cold day the hot apples really hit the spot.

Nov. 12, 2014, 8:25 AM - Inappropriate review?
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mteran says:
5

this is soooooooo tasty!

Nov. 06, 2013, 1:10 PM - Inappropriate review?
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littlebk1 says:
5

We have been having this strata for over four years and we use it for Christmas and Easter breakfast even my grandson and my daughters love it. Thank you littlebk1

Aug. 05, 2013, 1:00 PM - Inappropriate review?
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DKbranom says:
2

Why would you publish a recipe for12 servings? I would venture say that most kidney patients live in a household of 2-4. Just makes cooking tasks more difficult having to reduce ingredients. I realize it can be frozen divided into portions. Just another task in a life already overflowing. Dietitian comment: I understand you! I experience the same thing with various recipes. This initial recipe was created by a DaVita dietitian to serve to patients during a holiday brunch. I'm sure the recipe could be scaled down by 1/2 and still work wonderfully.

Jun. 28, 2013, 9:26 AM - Inappropriate review?
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cbmike says:
5

We all thought this was delicious!

May. 24, 2013, 11:58 PM - Inappropriate review?
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5

my family loved this even better the next day.

Mar. 13, 2013, 7:56 AM - Inappropriate review?
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5

Can't wait to try this. Am new here and thank you for taking away my fear of having nothing to eat on a kidney diet! Also, answered my question whether this can be frozen as I live alone. Am going to try this very soon. Dietitian comment: I have never tried freezing this dish. You could make a smaller batch[INVALID]cut the recipe in half and use a smaller pan. Try freezing only one serving and see how it is after defrosting and reheating.

Mar. 09, 2013, 11:07 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Pktanner says:
5

Very good. My entire family loved it.

Mar. 02, 2013, 5:21 AM - Inappropriate review?
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5

this is great to have

Jan. 08, 2012, 12:37 PM - Inappropriate review?
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PatS__ says:
5

I made this recipe this morning for 3 non-kidney diet friends. They (as well as me) LOVED it! I stuck with the suggested 1-serving portion to stay on my diet, but I noticed the others helped themselves to more-only 2 pieces left at breakfast's end! Next time, I may cut down on the cream cheese just a little (personal preference), and cut down on sodium just a bit by using pure maple syrup. Delicious though; you won't be disappointed. :)

Aug. 28, 2011, 7:26 PM - Inappropriate review?
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jess1e318 says:
5

This dish was excellent! I made it Christmas morning for my family and every person got seconds!

Dec. 27, 2010, 2:07 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Lolo says:
4

I'm a newbie, nervous and very overwhelmed...Thank you so very much for taking the ewe out CKD for me.

Dec. 23, 2010, 3:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
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bruk says:
5

I made this in the evening with my 2 siter-in-laws from out of town...love it...enjoyed in the morning just popping it in the oven....they took the recipe home with them...I will be using this over the holidays!TY

Nov. 23, 2010, 9:49 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Othelia says:
5

Recipe looks delicious, but it came up when I googled NON-dairy strata. Imagine my surprise to discover cream cheese is the second ingredient! Any substitutions for cream cheese suggested? Moderator comment: The cream cheese adds extra flavor and texture but this strata is still fabulous without it.

Sep. 03, 2010, 4:26 PM - Inappropriate review?
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mypal86 says:
5

Excellent and easy to make..thank u Davita

Mar. 17, 2010, 3:28 PM - Inappropriate review?
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says:
5

Made this recipe for my Sunday school class, and was the hit of the brunch. The smell of cinnamon filled the entire church! I used the regular cinnamon bread (no raisins) and it was great.

Oct. 14, 2009, 7:18 AM - Inappropriate review?
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says:
5

Delicious!! Everyone in the family loved it!

Aug. 27, 2009, 3:12 PM - Inappropriate review?
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says:
5

Great Recipe. Freeze, vac-seal, nuke 45 sec voila breakfast!

May. 21, 2009, 11:38 AM - Inappropriate review?
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NONE777 says:
5

I am a DaVita Dietitian and made this for our patients. It was excellent. Teammates and patients loved this -- with very few exceptions! It's easy to make, too!

Mar. 28, 2009, 8:38 AM - Inappropriate review?
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says:
5

My husband and I are thrilled with all the menus.Everything isso easy to make and great tasting. He is preparing for dialysis.Thank you everyone!!!

Jan. 19, 2009, 1:16 PM - Inappropriate review?
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says:
5

This is the first recipe we've tried off this site. I hope the rest are as good as this one. Full of flavor and satisfying.

Jan. 04, 2009, 5:02 PM - Inappropriate review?
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inarus says:
4

Excellent choice for prepare ahead breakfast. Flavors blend well. Cream cheese is refreshing. Just sweet enough

Aug. 23, 2008, 9:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

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