This Quick & Easy Protein French Toast is the perfect sweet and healthy breakfast recipe! Your bread of choice is dipped in a protein-rich mixture of oat milk, eggs, protein powder, vanilla, and sweet spices for the perfect bite.
A Healthier Christmas Morning Breakfast
The holidays are here! And we are so excited here at my house! I shamelessly am excited for all the good eats. What I love about my job is that I get to create delicious and splurge-worthy recipes for you all that can be healthy, too! This Protein French Toast is a great example.
We all want something a little different for Christmas morning breakfast. And usually, my kids want something sweet. Who am I to say no? But I also want to make sure that we start the (very long!) day off on the right foot. So I developed this healthy french toast recipe.
Adding extra egg whites and vanilla protein powder really up the protein level of this recipe. And using oat milk adds another level of flavor to the french toast. It’s earthy and nutty. Plus, I love incorporating oats into my morning whenever I can because oat milk is a great source of Vitamin B and fiber.
Why You’ll Love This French Toast Recipe
Whether you’re making it for Christmas or a fun weekend breakfast, you’re going to love this french toast recipe. And here’s why:
- It’s a healthy recipe…and you can make it healthier! You can easily choose a healthy bread (like whole grain) to use for this recipe which can add more health benefits. Plus, you have the option of serving it with fruit which will add more nutrients.
- You can make it in under 20 minutes. This recipe is really quick to make! It won’t take much time at all so that you can get back to the festivities.
- It’s kid-friendly. What kid doesn’t love french toast?! You could also make it into french toast sticks for little fingers, too. And if you have an assortment of toppings – even better!
What You’ll Need
Here is what you need to make Protein French Toast.
- Unsweetened Oat Milk: I like to use oat milk for added health benefits but you can also use almond, coconut, or cow’s milk.
- Eggs: You’ll use both whole eggs and add some egg whites for more protein. You can divide the eggs yourself or use egg whites from a carton.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: You can use whatever protein powder brand you like! If you use pea protein or another vegan protein powder, the recipe is dairy-free.
- Vanilla Extract: This will boost the vanilla flavor big time! I highly recommend using pure vanilla extract and not the imitation brand.
- Cinnamon and Nutmeg: These spices will make the french toast taste and smell amazing! You can use just one or both (depending on what you have in your spice cabinet).
- Bread: You can use whatever bread you’d like but I like to use white, wheat, or sourdough.
- Cooking Spray
- Powdered Sugar – Sprinkle it on top.
- Butter – Add a pat to your french toast and let it melt.
- Honey – Drizzled on top, perhaps paired with maple syrup for even more flavor.
- Maple Syrup – Drizzled on top, alone or in addition to honey.
How to Make High Protein French Toast
You’ll be enjoying this tasty healthy breakfast in no time at all. Here are the simple steps.
First, make the french toast batter. Whisk together the eggs, oat milk, protein powder, and spices.
Then, dredge each piece of bread into the batter. Make sure that you coat each side evenly.
Next, cook the french toast. In a preheated skillet or griddle, cook the french toast. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve and enjoy your Protein French Toast! Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings like maple syrup or powdered sugar.
Tips for Success
Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this french toast recipe.
- This is a great way to use up older bread. Do you have a loaf of bread that’s been around for a few days? French toast is a great use of that stale bread!
- Use thicker cuts of bread. It’s best to use thick slices of bread so that it doesn’t fall apart while cooking.
- Stir the french toast batter between each dip. The spices tend to float to the top if they sit unsettled for a bit. So to prevent one slice from taking all the spices with one dip, make sure you give it a little whisk between each slice of bread.
What to Serve With French Toast
This breakfast recipe is great on its own or you can add it to your breakfast or brunch spread. Here are some of my favorite things to serve with Protein French Toast.
- Diced Fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and blackberries are delicious with french toast.
- Add More Protein: Make an egg dish to go on the side like my Prosciutto Spinach Frittata or Egg White Vegetable Casserole.
- Homemade Whipped Cream: Sure, you can buy the stuff from a can but have you tried my Homemade Whipped Cream yet? It’s so good and a great way to dress up Christmas breakfast.
- Coffee: Don’t forget your morning coffee! You can have your regular cup or try my Sweet Cream Iced Coffee for a special holiday treat.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
When there are leftovers I recommend storing them in an airtight bag or container in the fridge. They will only keep for about 1-2 days. And the best way to reheat them is the toaster or a toaster oven. Using the air fryer would also work well.
This quick and easy Protein French Toast is a healthy breakfast for the whole family. The bread is dipped in egg whites, oat milk, vanilla, spices, and protein powder.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 slices of bread
- cooking spray
- optional: top with powdered sugar, butter, honey or syrup
- To a small bowl add oat milk, egg, egg whites, protein powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk together until combined and all protein powder lumps are gone.
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
- Dredge both sides of bread in egg mixture and immediately place on skillet. Continue that process with all the slices of bread.
- Cook each side for 3-4 minutes, or until bread is slightly browned.
- Remove from skillet. Top with powdered sugar, butter, honey or syrup.
- Serving Size: 2 slices of french toast
- Calories: 294
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 443 mg
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 47 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 15 g
- Cholesterol: 47 mg
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