I am a huge fan of casseroles! As a full time working mom, I like that I am able to prepare a meal beforehand and let it sit in the refrigerator until its time to throw it in the oven. Or the fact that I can have the meal all made up and baking in the oven while I clean up the mess. Oh, the joys of casseroles!
Breakfast casseroles are my favorite. I recently ran across a couple of "French Toast Casserole" recipes but was afraid to try them because of the HIGH fat and caloric content with the highest portion of the fat coming from the amount of butter. So I went to work on what I do best, taking a "fattier meal" and skinnying it up!
To skinny up this recipe the first thing I had to do was change the butter, so I turned to Country Crock Spreads! Country Crock is a favorite of mine because it contains 75% less fat than butter, has 0g trans fat, no cholesterol and tastes awesome! Country Crock also appreciates the magic of casseroles, that is why they are holding a Country Crock Stars Contest! To enter for a chance to win $5000 and a trip for two to New York City, simply share a photo of you and your favorite casserole with a 100 word essay on how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen.
"Skinnier" Cinnamon French Toast Crunch Casserole