This macro-friendly french toast recipe is one of my favorite things to make because it is easy to make first thing in the morning. It also is flavorful and packed with more than 20 grams of protein per serving, which can help you start your day off right with a healthier breakfast option.
What does macro-friendly mean? Macro friendly refers to macro balanced meals that will be a little easier to fit into your day when you are macro counting.
These types of meals will typically be higher in protein while lower in carbs and fat.
If you’ve never made French toast before, you’ll be surprised by how simple it is. You don’t need many ingredients.
Classic french toast calls for thick slices of brioche or challah bread to help soak up all the egg batter before and then pan-seared to a golden brown.
Instead of choosing slices of white bread, choose a nutrient-dense protein bread. Whatever brand of bread you choose, look for a macro-friendly bread with fiber.
While the bread is important, the egg mixture plays a huge part in its taste. It is traditionally made with a mixture of eggs, heavy cream, sugar, spices and vanilla extract then pan-cooked in butter.
You can skip the butter and sugar to transform it into a healthier option. Also, swap out the heavy cream or whole milk and opt for dairy-free milk.
All will help with making a macro-friendly french toast.
- 1 Tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup (I use Maple Grove Farms syrup)
- Fresh fruit – strawberries
- Nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter)
- Sliced bananas
- Whipped cream or Greek yogurt
- Sprinkled powdered sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 20g unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon⠀
- 1/4 tsp Stevia
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 slices of bread (Dave’s Killer Bread, Thin Sliced)
- In a flat dish, large enough to fit a slice of bread. Combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, stevia and vanilla.
- Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Coat with non-stick spray.
- Dip and soak 1 slice of bread in the mixture. Be sure to turn so both sides are coated.
- Add soaked bread to the pan and cook until golden brown. Flip bread to toast to other side. Repeat for the second slice of bread.
- Cook each slice of bread for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Add your favorite toppings that support your macros.
Serve french toast with berries or bananas.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 29gProtein 20g
How to choose the healthiest bread
Not all loaves of bread are created equal. What makes the healthiest bread lies in the ingredients. Look for fiber in the bread, 100% whole grain and low in fat.
Is french toast healthy?
Yes, but it depends on the quality of the ingredients you use. If you use a whole wheat bread high in fiber and stevia instead of regular white bread and sugar.
Can you reheat the french toast?
You can store it for up to five days in your refrigerator in an air-tight container and reheat using a microwave.
What to serve with french toast
Traditional french toast needs nothing more than syrup drizzled over the top. But you also can add some scrambled eggs to add some extra protein.
I can eat breakfast for any meal of the day. I’m a huge fan of french toast and waffles. They can be filling and you can switch up the flavors by using your favorite toppings making them a little sweet or savory.