French toast is a classic, easy breakfast recipe that nearly everyone loves. Fluffy bread, dredged into a cinnamon-spiced egg batter, then cooked on a griddle until it’s golden brown. But depending on the toppings you use, French toast can easily become a plate full of high calories and sugar. I will share some ways to make it healthier, without sacrificing great taste!
I have 2 basic concoctions that I use as the base, adding whatever flavoring I have on hand. Sometimes pumpkin, peaches, berries, bananas, or even vanilla rum. It depends on the season, what I have on hand, and what I am in the mood for. ????
As an example, apple cinnamon swirl French toast has applesauce and ground cinnamon in the batter.
Another favorite French toast base has a large handful of strawberries and a large banana, pureed and added to the batter. Serve it up with fresh blueberries for a fruit-packed French toast breakfast.
To keep things a bit healthier, we typically use sugar-free syrup for every-day French toast.
This French toast variation has 1/4 cup of applesauce and a mashed banana in the batter.
Whichever way you make it, enjoy your breakfast!