We are breaking from the usual shake recipe this week and instead I’m going to give you a recipe for French Toast that is pretty delicious if I do say so myself. This is pretty darn healthy as French Toast and you could probably eat it fairly often if it fits in your daily macros. If you are trying to cut fat it may be best to save it for a treat day because, if you’re like me, you will eat all 8 slices.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I have a pretty insatiable sweet tooth. Although I can over come the pull to the sweet stuff through will power (so should you), I would prefer to have my cake and eat it too.
In this recipe I use a cinnamon raisin bread from Alvarado Street bakery that I get from Trader Joe’s. They are local to the bay area so I’m not sure how wide reaching their products are, but Ezekiel bread has a product that is exactly the same. I use the Alvarado Street product because it is literally half the price as Ezekiel, $3 vs. $6. Failing either of those options, I believe TJ’s makes a similar bread as part of their “Daily Bread” series. You would have to check with your local market.
- 8 Slices Cinnamon Raisin Bread (let it sit out overnight to become kind of stale)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cinnamon and allspice to your taste (I put a TON in so I won’t give any recommendations here)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- Stevia or Splenda to taste (I would use about 3/4 of a teaspoon stevia or 2 tablespoons Splenda)
- 1/2 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put everything except the bread into a blender and blend it all up until everything is evenly mixed and pour into a pie pan
Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then put it on a cooling rack* that is sitting in a sheet pan, or some other container to catch the drippings. Allow to sit for about a minute.
Over medium-low heat, spray a nonstick saute pan with cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray from Spectrum Foods). Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.
NUTRITION w/2 scoops protein –
Protein: 12 grams per slice
Fat: 3 grams per slice
Carbs: 18 grams per slice with 2 grams of fiber per slice and about 6 grams of sugar per slice (from the raisins mostly)
*I don’t have cooling racks so I just put one of the oven racks on the pan. I assume you are more grown up than I am and actually have these things.