Okay, French toast doesn't typically top the list of "healthy" breakfasts. We get it. Go to any restaurant and chances are you'll find it smothered in whipped cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar and loaded with nuts and cherries. (Can anybody say, 'gut rot'? Ugh.)
Surprisingly though, sans all of that sugar, French toast can actually make a killer pre-training breakfast—as long as it's chock-full of protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. Before you lace up and head out on your run, try this Fully-Loaded French Toast recipe by Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook. His supercharged batter calls for a solid dose of protein powder (for repair) and turmeric (for inflammation), and fresh-berry toppings give you an extra boost of antioxidants. Designed to fuel you up, this healthy french toast recipe is sure to keep your engine running (even when the weather sucks and your body wants to sleep in). AROO!
The Healthy French Toast Recipe to Really Get You Going
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, or collagen powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3-4 slices thick Dave’s Killer Bread (or any type of whole-wheat, whole-grain bread of your choice)
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Coconut oil spray
- Low-sugar syrup
- To create the batter, whisk together eggs, cinnamon, turmeric and protein powder in a small bowl. Dump the chopped walnuts onto a plate and place to the side.
- Grab a medium-large skillet and spray it with coconut oil. While the pan is heating up, take a slice of whole-grain or whole-wheat bread, dip both sides in the egg batter then dredge it through the walnuts until both sides are coated. Not a fan of walnuts? That’s cool, try pecans, almonds, or seeds. (But expand your horizons and try something new, alright?)
- Gently place your slices of french toast onto the pan. Once crispy (in a good way), it’s time to flip those babies. After cooking each side, remove from the skillet and top your fully-loaded toast with some deliciousness like syrup, berries, or a banana and get ready to crush the day.