Straight away after completing the 3 Day Refresh, I really could not WAIT to try a Healthy French Toast recipe I’d been eyeing inside the Fixate cookbook, which sits conveniently in the corner of my kitchen counter, between the stove, the blender, and our stash of Shakeology goodies.
Not one to usually WANT to cook a meal on a whim – reason #1 meal prepping ahead of time, when I actually do it, WORKS – I woke up first day after the Refresh and Day 1 of 21 Day Fix Extreme, ready for to try something new for breakfast.
French Toast is actually one of my eldest daughter’s favorite menu items to order when we dine out for breakfast. I definitely had her in mind when preparing this breakfast that tastes like a treat. What Mom DOESN’T want to find healthier ways to cook for her kids, right
I took the recipe idea from the Fixate cookbook and, after looking it over, realized I could change it up just a bit to simplify it even further…
I used bananas the first time I made it, and was so pleased with the resulting plate on day one, that I did it again the very next day, just switching out the fruit for variety. So, on day two I chose to grab a cutie instead of banana slices – thinking next time I’d maybe like it even more if I warmed the orange slices in the skillet before serving.
So, here it is! My take on Healthy French Toast!
Ingredients I used:
1 slice whole grain bread
1 splash unsweetened almond milk
Fruit of choice
Vanilla extract, to taste
Cinnamon to taste
1/4-1/2 tsp Pure maple syrup
Here’s how I put it together:
I placed my unheated skillet on the stove and sprayed with evoo cooking spray. I then whisked together egg, cinnamon, a small splash of almond milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
After pouring the egg mixture into the skillet, I then placed the slice of bread into the mixture into the skillet, allowing the bread to absorb the egg mixture for about 2 minutes before flipping over for the other side to absorb the remaining mixture at the bottom of the skillet.
Once absorbed on second side, I heated the skillet to medium high heat and cooked until slightly browned, flipping once and cooking the second side as well.
After each side was lightly browned, I used the spatula to cut in half diagonally, and placed the 2 pieces on a plate.
The first morning, I sliced 1/4 banana onto the toast. The second morning I used the slices of 1 small cutie.
Topping my french toast with my fruit, I then sprinkled everything with cinnamon and drizzled over top with the pure maple syrup, to taste
Warm, just a little sweet, and good comfort food, this healthy french toast was perfect with a side plate of salted asparagus and my cup of coffee ;-).
Do you have a favorite healthy french toast recipe, or another breakfast recipe you’ve recently healthified? Will you be trying this one? Share below.