Healthy French Toast, Say What?!
Who knew that those three words could actually go together. Are you skeptical? Well whip up a batch of my healthy french toasts and you too will be a believer.
I don’t know about you, but boy, french toast brings me back. My mom used to always make it on holidays, so anytime I need to feel festive, this is my go to. Do I choose to be festive on a random Wednesday night and make french toast for dinner? I absolutely do. But, because I am someone who likes celebrations often, it isn’t exactly ideal for my waist to be eating french toast for dinner 6 times out of a 7 day week. The obvious solution: make it healthy, duh!
Typically french toast is made with lots and lots of sugar and bleached white bread. Not exactly the best way to start your day. So, I subbed out some of the bad stuff with some good stuff. I use Dave’s Killer Bread, it is awesome! The end result was just as nostalgic, but also adequate fuel for my body.
Monkey see, Monkey do
Okay, so we are not talking about monkeys, but monkeys love bananas soooo it totally works. Totally!
I don’t even know where to begin with bananas. For starters, I probably eat them once a day. Because, not only are they delicious but, they are super dense in nutrients. Bananas promote heart health, regulate digestion, and even help with insulin sensitivity when they aren’t fully ripe. All of you athletes out there here is a hack, bananas can help with reducing muscle soreness and cramps. They are also great sources of easily digestible carbohydrates.
With all of these positive attributes, I had no choice but to slice up some bananas that I had lying around and add them to my glorious stack of healthy french toast. And because everything deserves a little moderation, some pure maple syrup was added to the top.
Well get flippin, this healthy french toast won’t cook itself!
Healthy French Toast with Almond Butter Drizzle
- 2 Beaten Eggs
- 3/4 cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 tsp, Cinnamon
- 1 tsp, Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp, Salt
- 4 Pieces of Multi-Grain Bread
- 1 Banana, sliced
- 2 tbsp, ghee
- Almond Drizzle:
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1-2 tbsp Hot Water
In small bowl, mix almond butter, honey, and hot water until desired consistency is reached, because almond butter can vary mix more hot water if necessary (you want it runny)
I put into piping bag to be able to easily drizzle, but if you want to you can use a spoon
In large bowl, mix beaten eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until combined
Heat large saute pan with oil until hot
Soak bread in egg mixture and transfer unto hot saute pan, let one side cook until golden brown is reached
If you can fit more than one slice of bread at a time feel free to double up.
Repeat until bread is done
To assemble, top french toast slices with almond drizzle, sliced bananas, and I use pure maple syrup to drizzle on top