- October 6, 2022
- Modified On: September 13, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
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Healthy Protein French Toast Recipe
Looking for a high protein French toast recipe? This one with with a heart-shaped egg is the perfect breakfast!
If you like easy, healthy meals, you’re in for a treat. For starters, my French toast with protein is really delicious and an excellent source of filling protein to keep you fueled all morning long. It contains 18 grams of protein per serving!
It’s one of my favorite nutritious recipes to whip up.
To make this protein French toast recipe, you’ll need a few ingredients:
Whole-grain bread: This is a no-brainer! The base of French toast is bread. Use gluten-free bread, if needed.
Eggs: These guys boast 6 grams of fueling protein per large egg. The beauty of this French toast is that each serving gets more than one egg!
Vanilla extract, Ceylon cinnamon, and nutmeg: I like to use spices and extracts to naturally sweeten recipes. You don’t need any added sugar in this recipe!
Frozen cherries: I love making using frozen fruit to make a “sauce” for French toast. This skips the need for syrup!
Pecans: These add crunch, along with protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
Helpful kitchen tools
These kitchen items make it easy to make this protein French toast recipe:
Now, without further delay, here’s how to make protein French toast!
In a small bowl, combine two eggs
with milk, vanilla extract,
cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Dip bread into egg mixture,
turning to coat sides evenly.
Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil; cook bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides.
Meanwhile, place cherries in a small bowl; cover and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until warmed.
Coat a medium non-stick skillet with spray oil; place three silicone egg rings in pan, over low heat. Separate remaining egg whites and yolks; place whites in heart-shaped egg rings.
Cover and cook until whites are set, about 2 minutes.
Place one yolk in each ring; cover and cook about 2 minutes, until set.
Top two slices of French toast with half a cup cherries, 1 Tablespoon. pecans, and 1 sunny-side up egg.
The cherry French toast makes a delicious breakfast and is one of my favorite healthy meals to make on a lazy morning. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can swap the cherry topping for a blueberry reduction.
So yes, you can get lots of protein in French toast! And hey, if you’re a fan of breakfast for dinner like I am, this can quickly become one of your favorite weeknight dinners.
Making high-protein French toast is simple: All you have to do is make the batter with eggs.
Eggs are a good source of protein and a simple way to add extra protein to French toast. Using whole-grain bread also adds a little boost of protein.
Another way to increase the protein content of French toast is to mix protein powder into the batter or serve it with nut butter or nuts like pecans.
French toast can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. It just depends on the ingredients that you use to make it.
One way to make French toast more nutritious is by using whole-grain bread––this will increase the fiber and protein content, making it a more filling meal.
Additionally, French toast is commonly served with nutritious fruit. For example, this protein French toast recipe is served with frozen cherries, which add flavor and extra vitamins and minerals.
In some instances, French toast can be high in sugar. However, by making it at home, you can control the amount of sugar that you add to it.
In fact, you don’t need to add any at all! Instead, add flavor with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
The amount of protein in homemade French toast varies and depends on the ingredients that are used to make it.
There are 18 grams of protein per serving in my protein French toast recipe, which comes mostly from the eggs, pecan topping, and whole grain bread.
More French toast recipes
If you enjoy this protein French toast recipe, you’ll also like:
- Butternut Squash Challah French Toast Casserole
- Pistachio Grape Fruit French Toast
- French Toast with Greek Yogurt and Apples
- Healthy Ricotta French Toast with Oranges
- Pomegranate Pecan French Toast
Healthy Protein French Toast Recipe
- 6 slices whole-grain bread gluten free, if necessary
- 5 eggs, divided
- 2 tbsp low-fat milk or dairy-free alternative, if necessary
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Nonstick spray oil
- 1½ cups unsweetened frozen cherries
- 3 tbsp pecans, broken
- In a small bowl, whisk two eggs with milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Dip bread into egg mixture, turning to coat sides evenly.
- Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil; cook bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides.
- Meanwhile, place cherries in a small bowl; cover and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until warmed.
- Coat a medium non-stick skillet with spray oil; place three silicone egg rings in pan, over low heat. Separate remaining egg whites and yolks; place whites in heart-shaped egg rings.
- Cover and cook until whites are set, about 2 minutes.
- Place one yolk in each ring; cover and cook about 2 minutes, until set.
- Top two slices of French toast with 1/2 cup cherries, 1 Tablespoon. pecans, and 1 sunny-side up egg.
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know how you’re enjoying this cherry French toast. What are your favorite healthy recipes to make? Which of these healthy dinners will you try?
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