Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  432
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  63 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  151 mg
  • Sodium  380 mg
  • Potassium  210 mg
  • Phosphorus  136 mg
  • Calcium  93 mg
  • Fiber  3.1 g

Holiday Morning French Toast

Wake up to a happy holiday with this delicious kidney-friendly recipe for Holiday Morning French Toast by DaVita renal dietitian Arlene from California.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Arlene from California.

Portions: 9     Serving size: 3” x 4” piece


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 large tart apples
  • 1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 1 pound loaf Italian bread
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups rice milk, unenriched
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. Peel, core and thinly slice or chop apples.
  2. In a 13” x 9” baking dish, combine brown sugar, melted butter and one teaspoon of the cinnamon. Add apples and cranberries; toss well to coat.
  3. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Cut bread into 3/4” slices and arrange on top of apples.
  5. Mix eggs, rice milk, vanilla and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon until well blended. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  7. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Uncover dish and bake 15 minutes or until top starts to brown.
  8. Remove dish from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into 9 servings.
  9. Serve warm. Dust top with powdered sugar before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 2 fat
  • 1-1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • 3 large apples yields approximately 4-1/2 cups. Cut into chunks instead of slices if preferred.
  • Cut into smaller 1-1/2” x 2” portions for lower calories and carbohydrates.
  • Use French bread instead of Italian and trim crust from bread if desired.

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Holiday Morning French Toast

lonna1217 says:


This was great. I used regular milk in it- any one know how much protein that adds? But regardless it was easy and yummy. Good job creating it.

May. 25, 2011, 1:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Holiday Morning French Toast

donreeves says:


this recipe is first i thought its so/so,but that quickly changed.could of eaten it all for myself.its now a preferred favorite!

Dec. 17, 2008, 12:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

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