French toast was a classic in our house growing up! Whenever I had friends sleep over, or a big test at school, or it was just Saturday and we could take it slow, my grandma would always fix us french toast and eggs. It's full of happy nostalgia for me. Weird how tastes and smells can do that to you, am I right?
Anyway, the french toast I was raised on was usually made with a stick of butter, whole milk, and white bread (which we all know has oodles and oodles of added sugar). And while, I will happily indulge when I go home to TN (mainly cause my grandma would scold me for being too calorie conscious if I didn't, cause that's what grandmas do), I like to make it a little bit healthier for my hubs and myself here in CA. Although I did still make it pink, and add sprinkles, because it's true to who I am. ;)
What You'll Need:
- 4 slices of Ezekiel Bread (2 slices per person)
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp milk of choice
- 2 eggs
- Toppings of choice
Obviously, this recipe can be modified, I'm just aware of the health benefits of this version (as beneficial as french toast can be, really...which isn't much, but that's just something you accept). We use Ezekiel bread because it's gluten-free, unprocessed, and high in protein! No added sugar! Hooray! We also use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, because we try to keep dairy out of our diets as much as possible!
You'll also notice the glaze on this french toast isn't just syrup. Because I wanted to make this recipe a little lower in sugar, I kind of made my own hybrid mixture of sweeteners! I used about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, about 1 tbsp of almond milk, 1 tsp of honey, and a couple of drops of syrup. And obviously, I take any chance I get to add pink food coloring to anything, so I added a few drops of that and some sprinkles! And I love syrup as much as the next gal, but this mixture is about half the calories!
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium/low heat & grease the pan with coconut oil (again, hooray for unprocessed things!)
- Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and honey together in a bowl.
- Soak the bread in the mixture, for about 30 seconds per side.
- Cook the bread for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown
- Choose your toppings and eat it while it's hot!
How do you like your french toast? Or what breakfast was a staple in your house growing up that gives you all the nostalgia? I'd love to know!
For now, happy breakfast-ing!