This high-protein french toast recipe is a deceivingly flavorful and packed with 32 grams of protein per serving to help you start your day off right. The secret? Read below to find out!
About this recipe
There are two key parts to preparing the perfect french toast recipe: the bread and the custard-like batter.
Classic french toast calls for thick slices of brioche or challah bread; this bread is porous but sturdy enough to soak up the sweet diary-ridden batter and then be pan-seared to golden brown.
Instead of buttery, high-fat slices of white bread, choose a nutrient dense protein-bread! Whatever brand of protein bread you choose, look for ones that are cut into thick slices and contain a minimum of 10 grams of protein per serving, ensuring you’ll get at least 20 grams of protein alone from just the bread.
Protein breads can be prepared with a variety of grains and seeds such as quinoa, oats, rye, and flax.
The second part of any french toast recipe is preparing the batter; traditionally, the batter is made from a mixture of eggs, melted butter, heavy cream or milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Skip the butter and sugar and transform this into a healthier breakfast option by using a dairy free-milk and a little maple syrup or honey for sweetness.
This recipe includes almond butter powder in the batter as this helps the batter coat the bread evenly and also adds extra protein and flavor! We also incorporated some simple spices, but feel free to get creative with different spices in the batter and various toppings!
Some of our favorite ideas for spices to include in the batter:
- Pumpkin Spice (pumpkin spice french toast recipe, yes please)
- Cinnamon (pair with sautéed apples for a cinnamon & apple french toast)
- Cardamom (try out a chai spiced french toast)
How to prepare High-Protein French Toast Recipe
- Prep time: 3 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 3
- 6 Slices high-protein bread like PB28 Bread
- 6 tablespoons egg whites
- 2 Whole eggs
- ½ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 3 tablespoons almond butter powder or peanut butter powder
Step 1: Prepare Your Batter
In a shallow dish combine the egg whites, whole egg, dairy-free milk, cinnamon, ginger, almond powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the dish. Mix together ingredients until fully combined.
Add extra spices to your batter such as allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, pumpkin spice or mix in 2 tablespoons of your favorite jam.
Step 2: Set up Your French Toast Station
To make this recipe quick and easy, set yourself up with a baking sheet, the shallow dish of batter, and a non-stick skillet. Additionally you will need a spatula and some non-stick spray.
Step 3: Dip and Cook
Heat the skillet over medium heat. While the pan is heating, dip the bread into the batter on both sides and soak for at least 1 minute, ensuring it is heavily soaked with the batter.
For an extra crunch, sprinkle the bread with granola or crushed seed mixture before cooking.
Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and place in the toast, you should hear a gentle sizzle sound; maintain a medium heat throughout the cooking time to ensure your french toast doesn’t burn. Adjust heat as needed.
Flip the toast when one side is lightly browned and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Then remove from the skillet once each side is golden brown.
Remove the toast from heat when both sides are ready. Top with sugar free syrup and cinnamon! Enjoy 2 slices of high-protein french toast per serving.
Serving, Storing, and Reheating
Make this french toast as a part of your weekly meal prep and pair with:
Store for up to 5 days in the fridge and reheat using a microwave oven. Serve with fresh fruit or granola.
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