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It’s easy to make healthier french toast. Check out this simple recipe–your family will love it!

It's easy to make healthier french toast at home. Check out this simple recipe from halsanutrition.com.Pin

My kids love French toast. They especially love the French toast sticks they serve at school sometimes. Now, this is really not my favorite school lunch, but I let them choose 1-2 days a week to order and this is one of their favorites! Fortunately, soon after they declared their love for this sugar-filled school lunch, I decided to make my own healthier version at home.

It's easy to make healthier french toast at home. Check out this simple recipe from halsanutrition.com.Pin

Aside from the sugar, I think part of the appeal is the “stick” shape, which is so easy to do at home. You just cook the french toast whole and then use scissors or a knife to cut it into strips that they can then dip into their syrup if they want. Another fun way to serve french toast at home is to use cookie cutters to create cut out shapes. I mean how fun is that?

It's easy to make healthier french toast at home. Check out this simple recipe from halsanutrition.com.Pin

How do I make it more nutritious?

I substitute whole grain bread for white bread and use 3 eggs to maximize the protein content. And then, of course, I make sure to serve the French toast with fruit and a small amount of real maple syrup.  You can serve the syrup in a little bowl to dip into or drizzle it over—whichever is preferred. A glass of milk or a handful of nuts rounds out the meal.

It's easy to make healthier french toast at home. Check out this simple recipe from halsanutrition.com.Pin

So if you have a French toast lover in your house, or if you are looking to mix up the breakfast routine a bit, give this recipe a try. Because there is no measuring and mixing flour involved, it’s quicker than pancakes, and as you can see from the photos, you can get as creative as you like. (The slivered almonds and seeds are purely for me–my kids would rather have just syrup and fruit!)

Healthier French Toast
 
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Your family will love this simple, healthy french toast! Use whole wheat bread for extra fiber and substitute unsweetened non-dairy milk if dairy-free. Enjoy!
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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup milk (any kind)
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread (or gluten-free bread if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon or coconut oil (or butter if not dairy-free)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk in a bowl large enough to fit the bread.
  2. Put bread in mixture and turn/submerge until it is soaked.
  3. Heat coconut oil (or butter) in a nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Place bread in skillet and heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden brown.
  5. Transfer to a plate and use scissors to cut into “sticks” or a cookie cutter to press out a shape.
Notes
Serving suggestions: pure maple syrup (a little bit), coconut cream, vanilla Skyr, powdered sugar (a sprinkling), nuts, seeds, fresh berries, sliced bananas, apple slices, or any fruit you have on hand!

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