Every week I look forward to a hot Saturday morning breakfast that is sweet, rich, satisfying, and also healthy. All of my kids and my husband love it too. And it is SO simple and quick to make. Hard to believe, right? Want to know my secret? … every Saturday morning I make simple and healthy French Toast.
Here are some great things about French Toast:
- It’s made from very basic ingredients you probably keep in your kitchen: bread, eggs, milk or cream (optional – it makes a lighter, fluffier french toast) and whatever you want to top it with (real maple syrup, whipped cream, yogurt, strawberries, or other fruit are favorites around here).
- You can sub out different types of bread if there are dietary needs in the family. I make ours with sprouted grain bread, but it would be easy to switch to gluten free or whole wheat, or use two different types of bread for different needs.
- If you make it with healthy bread and top with yogurt and fruit, you are getting tons of nutrients, protein, probiotics, and vitamins in one simple breakfast.
- Your family will think they are getting dessert for breakfast. It’s that good! (Bonus: my family doesn’t ever complain about having the same breakfast every Saturday).
Here is the simple recipe (makes 12 slices):
1. Crack 8-9 eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork or whisk.
2. Add a splash of cream or 3 T milk to the bowl and mix in.
3. Heat a griddle or skillet on medium heat, and add a little butter if needed so the french toast won’t stick.
4. Dip one piece of bread at a time into the milk and egg mixture and coat both sides completely, then place on the griddle. (I use frozen Ezekiel bread, straight from the freezer).
5. Continue until you fill up the pan.
6. Cook until the bottom side is starting to turn golden brown, then flip. It should take a couple minutes, but check regularly and flip one at a time when they are ready.
7. Brown the other side, and move to a plate to cool slightly before serving.
8. Serve hot with real maple syrup, sliced berries or other fruit, and whipped cream or yogurt (my favorite yogurt to top it with is plain Greek yogurt mixed with stevia and vanilla extract).
Now, all you need is a delicious cup of pourover coffee, and you have a healthy, heavenly breakfast! I hope you all get to enjoy it sometime soon.
What healthy breakfasts do you like to make? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. <3
P.S. Here’s the recipe format, in case you want to print or see it all in one place:
Healthy French Toast
Every week I look forward to a hot Saturday morning breakfast that is sweet, rich, satisfying, and also healthy... here's how to make Healthy French Toast! You can sub out the bread for gluten free, sprouted, or whole wheat, and top with real maple syrup, berries or fruit, yogurt, whipped cream, or whatever you like!
- 12 slices bread sprouted, whole wheat, or gluten free
- 8-9 eggs
- 3 T milk or use almond or coconut milk, or a splash of cream
- real maple syrup optional
- sliced berries or fruit optional
- yogurt or stevia-sweetened Greek yogurt optional
- whipped cream optional
Crack eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork or whisk.
Add cream or milk to the bowl and mix in.
Heat a griddle or skillet on medium heat. Add a touch of butter if needed to keep from sticking.
Dip one piece of bread at a time into the milk and egg mixture and coat both sides completely, then place on the griddle.
Continue until you fill up the pan.
Flip when bottom side is starting to turn golden brown.
Brown the other side, and move to a plate to cool slightly before serving.
Serve hot with real maple syrup, sliced berries or other fruit, and whipped cream or yogurt.