This tasty pomegranate French toast recipe is as tasty as it is nutritious. It boasts plant-based fiber and protein!
I look forward to pomegranate season every year, which starts in October and goes through January. The seeds of the fruit, called arils, are so crunchy and juicy.
Have you said hello to ruby red pomegranates yet?
Pomegranate arils are filled with fiber and add a delicious crunch to French toast, as well as many other diets.
Enjoy this pomegranate Frenh toast! It’s easy to make and is guaranteed to make your weekend brunch all that much brighter.
To make pomegranate French toast, you’ll need:
Eggs: These add protein to the French toast.
Almond milk and nutmeg: These ingredients offer plenty of sweetness without the need for any added sugar.
Pomegranate arils and pomegranate juice: The arils and juice are bursting with antioxidants and satiating fiber. Plus, the juice adds a moistness that replaces the need for maple syrup.
Whole-grain bread: What’s pomegranate French toast without bread? If you’re gluten free, opt for gluten-free bread.
Pecans: These add a crunchy topping and are filled with protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
Helpful kitchen tools
These kitchen items make it easier to whip up a batch of pomegranate French toast:
It’s super easy to make pomegranate French toast. First, whisk eggs in a small bowl. Combine with milk, ¼ cup juice, and ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg.
Dip bread into egg mixture, turning to coat sides evenly.
Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil, and heat bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides.
Meanwhile, heat pomegranate arils, pecans, and remaining pomegranate juice in a small pan over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 3-4 minutes.
Top French toast with pomegranate-pecan mixture, and dust with remaining nutmeg.
You want your French toast to be crispy on the outer edges. This pomegranate French toast recipe is more crispy versus soggy. When French toast is soggy, it likely was not cooked long enough.
French toast can be very healthy or very unhealthy, depending on how it’s made. When it is topped with a lot of syrup and butter, it’s less healthy.
This pomegranate French toast is healthy, as it’s made with eggs, almond milk, pistachios, and pecans.
For best-tasting French toast, you’ll want to bring both the eggs and milk to room temperature. This will make the French toast batter creamier.
More pomegranate recipes
Want more ideas for cooking with pomegranates? Whip up these healthy recipes:
- Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Pudding
- Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups
- Easy Pomegranate Squash
- Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Pomegranate French Toast
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup pomegranate juice, divided
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, divided
- 6 slices whole-grain bread gluten free, if necessary
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup pomegranate arils
- Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Combine with milk, ¼ cup juice, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
- Dip bread into egg mixture, turning to coat sides evenly.
- Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil, and heat bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides.
- Meanwhile, heat pomegranate arils, pecans, and remaining pomegranate juice in a small pan over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 3-4 minutes.
- Top French toast with pomegranate-pecan mixture, and dust with remaining nutmeg.
I’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite ways to eat pomegranate and pecans?
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