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quick healthy french toast with berries and syrup served on a white plate
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5 from 4 votes

Healthy French Toast

This easy healthy French toast is incredibly indulgent and packed with flavor! You will love how versatile this delicious breakfast recipe is - it's easily made vegan or gluten free, and includes so many different ideas for toppings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Anjali Shah
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 8 slices thick slices of whole wheat sourdough bread Can also use sprouted whole wheat bread, plain sourdough
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk unsweetened almond or organic low fat dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • zest of 1 orange

Optional Toppings

  • Fresh berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sliced banana
  • Slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients from eggs to maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Pour the egg mixture into a flat, shallow dish.
  • Place 4 slices of bread into the egg mixture and allow to soak for 2 minutes before turning over and soaking again for another 1 minute.
  • While the bread is soaking, melt 1 tsp of coconut oil in a large skillet over a medium heat.
  • Remove the bread from the egg mixture and cook two to three minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat with 3 bread slices. Then repeat: melt 1 tsp coconut oil in a large skillet again, and use that to cook the remaining 4 bread slices.
  • Serve this recipe with your favorite toppings!

Video

https://youtu.be/2EAlW1d05eM

Notes

  • Feel free to substitute the coconut oil with organic grass-fed butter
  • Have the eggs at room temperature to reduce the "eggy" flavor
  • Use two-day-old bread for the best results (and to avoid soggy french toast). If using fresh bread, it will not be as good.
  • Use gluten-free bread instead of sourdough when you're wanting gluten-free French toast.
  • You can easily make the egg mixture ahead of time. Store the mixture in an airtight container overnight in the fridge and use it the next day. Just give it a quick whisk before using.
  • You can use skim milk, whole milk, soy milk, almond milk, or any other nut milk.
Nutritional information calculated using whole wheat sourdough, 1% organic milk, and no additional toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g