Oatmeal, eggs, smoothies... these are some of the everyday breakfasts we love. But sometimes, you just want a big ol' plate of French toast. With a few tweaks, you can make a healthier version of the classic breakfast—and tailor it for special diets (dairy-free or grain-free? We've got you covered). Curious how French toast stacks up sugar wise compared to other breakfast foods? Check that out here.
7 Healthier French Toast Recipes to Up Your Brunch Game
If you're looking for a sweet French toast that's a little bit lighter than the kind drowned in syrup, this strawberry version is for you. Stuff whole-wheat slices with berries, a little cream cheese, and honey. Cinnamon whole-wheat bread crumbs add a delish crunch on top.
Vegan cinnamon toast without flax eggs? Yep, you can do it. Just blend up bananas, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and allspice, and dip your bread slices in the eggless batter before cooking in a skillet.
Your almond butter and banana sammie becomes way more exciting when dipped in egg batter and French toast-ified. Serve with berries and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup—these bad boys are pretty sweet as is.
This vegan French toast uses coconut yogurt to moisten the bread, blueberries to jazz up the inside, and coconut chips to top it all off. We're drooling too; it's fine.
Protein pancakes are a thing, so why not protein French toast? Just add a scoop of chocolate protein powder to the egg white batter (which has cocoa powder too—bring on the chocolate). Drizzle with a little melted peanut butter for a Reese's French toast situation.
Got a can of pumpkin purée lingering in your pantry? Whisk it with a flax egg (or regular, if you're not vegan), almond milk, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice, then dip bread all up in there. Top with pecans and coconut cream, and get ready for the Thanksgiving breakfast of your dreams (which you should eat year round, obvi).
French toast bakes are ideal when you're craving a sweet, hearty breakfast but ain't got the time. Cube a few slices of sourdough bread, then pour over a mixture of almond milk, chickpea flour, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices. Sprinkle chopped apple on top and pop in the oven—it couldn't be easier.