Ok, I'll admit it...
I'm OBSESSED with breakfast.
Which is actually hilarious because as a teenager, I never ate breakfast.
But when I did, it was a protein bar (loaded with corn syrup) and a Capri Sun.
At least it was something!
Since becoming an adult, a wife, and now a mother, I've come to really understand the importance of breakfast.
It's a great way to give your body energy first thing in the morning, and I'm a firm believer that your breakfast sets up the rest of your day.
That's why I'm sharing my go-to High Protein French Toast Recipe today! It's everything a great breakfast should be: easy, healthy, and delicious.
Easy to make: all you need is a few staple ingredients and a nonstick skillet or griddle and you'll have a healthier breakfast option in a matter of minutes!
Deliciously healthy: every bite has that classic french toast taste and texture but with more protein, more fiber, and more vitamins!
Customizable: use any protein powder of choice or create a special flavor like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, or berries and cream.
Allergen friendly: this recipe is naturally dairy free, sugar free, and easily gluten free.
Endless toppings: also known as the best part! Keep reading for a list of my favorite toppings.
Perfect for weekly meal prep: make a double batch, store in your favorite meal prep containers, and have a healthy breakfast all week long!
Macro friendly: this means there is a balance of carbs, proteins, and fats so you stay fuller longer.
Traditional french toast soaks white bread, like thick slices of brioche or challah bread, in an egg mixture of whole eggs, heavy cream or whole milk, and cinnamon, then pan fries on both sides until golden brown.
While this method is 100% delicious, it's not the most nutritious. It's high in simple carbs, added sugar, and saturated fat, and low in protein.
Protein french toast, sometimes called anabolic french toast, uses simple ingredient swaps like egg whites, protein powder, and almond milk to balance the macronutrients and give a boost of extra protein.
Don't you worry though, it's just as delicious! Actually, I think it's more delicious!
Note: for the full ingredients and measurements, refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: make the egg mixture. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, protein powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until well combined.
Step 2: soak the bread. Dunk the bread into the egg mixture, making sure to soak both sides evenly. Repeat with each slice of bread.
Step 3: cook the french toast. Heat a large griddle or non-stick pan to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or brush with coconut oil. Cook bread slices for 3-4 minutes, then flip to the opposite side and cook another 2-3 minutes.
Step 4: garnish and serve. Here's where you add any and every delicious topping your heart desires. I've included some great options below!
Anabolic recipes typically have a high protein, low fat ratio with little to no refined sugars. This healthy french toast is high protein and refined sugar free but I wouldn't consider it low fat. The macros are 12g fat, 34g carbs, and 27g protein, with 31% of calories coming from fat.
You could if you used a loaf of low-carb bread (aka keto bread), but this isn't intended to be a keto french toast recipe. It's macro-friendly! I am for a ratio of 30% fat, 40% carbs, and 30% protein; this recipe is 31% fat, 38% carbs, and 31% protein.
Store in an airtight container (I prefer glass tupperware) or ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you want to freeze, let cool completely to room temperature, wrap individually, then freeze for up to 3 months.
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I hope you love this Protein French Toast as much as we do. It's a delicious breakfast the whole family will love!
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Looking for a quick healthy breakfast? This High Protein French Toast Recipe is macro friendly, sugar free, and ready in under 30 minutes. You can also make it gluten free and create over 10 different flavor combinations. It's the BEST French toast!
*See blog post for my recommended brands of bread.
**If using plain protein powder or another flavor, you'll need a splash of vanilla extract.
***See blog post section "fun variations" for 10+ flavor combinations to try.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 2 slices of french toast as prepared, not including any toppings.
Serving: 2 slices / Calories: 348 / Fat: 11.6g / Saturated fat: 1.1g / Carbohydrates: 39.8g / Fiber: 6g / Sugar: 5g / Protein: 27g
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