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Healthy French Toast is so simple to make with just a few ingredients! We’re making healthier ingredient swaps for this indulgent breakfast!

French toast is one of those things you can make for really special occasions. You can let the breads soak overnight or make really giant slices that everyone “ooohh aahs” over.

You can customize the spices to make them perfect. Add some vanilla or almond extract, bump up the cinnamon or switch it up with some pumpin spice.

To me, French toast is one of those special occasion, lazy weekend, in your flannel pajamas all morning type of breakfasts. They’re a bit slower, bit more thoughtful, and maybe even a bit more delicious 🙂

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The key to the best french toast is…

The bread. Period. Bold and underline it. I love me some fluffy bread to soak in all the delicious milk and spices, but you can definitely use sourdough or challah.

If you’re gluten free, try for a local gluten free or grain free bread! I suggest soaking gluten free bread longer than traditional bread because it’s a bit more dense and needs longer to soak up all the goods.

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Ingredients and Substitutions:

  • Bread. All about that fluffy sourdough, whole grain, or challah bread. But, you can definitely customize it and use your favorite gluten free option.
  • Eggs. Just two.
  • Milk. I used oat milk, but you can use almond milk, whole milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Coconut sugar. For some sweetness.
  • Cinnamon. For some spice.
  • Salt. Just a pinch.
  • Toppings. Such as butter, syrup, yogurt, fresh berries, or even a drizzle of your favorite nut butter!
This is a side view looking into a dish with an egg mixture. The bread is soaking in the egg mixture.

How to make healthy French toast:

In a shallow bowl or dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Place the slices of bread into the dish and let sit for about 5 – 10 minutes.

Warm a skillet over medium heat and melt the refined coconut oil.

Place the soaked toast onto the skillet and cook for about two minutes, then flip. You want there to be a golden brown and crisp edge to your french toast.

Cook another 2 minutes and transfer to your plate.

Top with whatever you want! I did a slice of butter, syrup, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and fresh berries.

Can you make dairy free French toast?

Yes! Traditional french toast recipes call for regular dairy milk in the soaking mixture, but you can definitely use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or whatever your favorite dairy free alternative is!

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Healthy French Toast

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: serves 6 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: french toast
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Healthy French Toast is so simple to make with just a few ingredients! We’re making healthier ingredient swaps for this indulgent breakfast!


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Ingredients

  • 68 slices of your favorite bread (sourdough, challah, whole grain, gluten free, etc.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (or almond milk, whole milk, coconut milk, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil, for frying (butter or ghee works too)
  • toppings: butter, syrup, yogurt, fresh berries, nut butter, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl or dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

  2. Place the slices of bread into the dish and let sit for about 5 – 10 minutes. You may need to work in batches.

  3. Warm a skillet over medium heat and melt the refined coconut oil.

  4. Place the soaked bread into the skillet and cook for about two minutes, then flip. You want there to be a golden brown and crisp edge to your french toast.

  5. Cook another 2 minutes and transfer to your plate.

  6. Top with whatever you want! I used a pad of butter, syrup, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and fresh berries. 



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 334mg
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 6.3g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg

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Enjoy!! xo