Healthy French Toast with Australian Eggs
We tend to indulge over the silly season and find it hard to get back on track, so how about a healthified, yet deliciously indulgent, recipe to reign in the new year? I’ve collaborated with Australian Eggs to bring you a Healthy French Toast that tastes just like the real thing!
Now, most ‘healthy french toast’ recipes will tell you to use egg whites only… but this one wont. Why? Because that’s a) time wasting b) ingredient wasting! Eggs are a power house of nutrition, often even referred to as natures ‘multivitamin’, and their nutritional benefits lie mostly in the yolk!
Eggs are a commonly recommended source of protein due to their amino acid profile, but they are also a natural source of key nutrients. These include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids, which are well known for eye health, positive mental health (some students have proven effectiveness in preventing and improving symptoms of depression and anxiety), infant development, fighting inflammation and autoimmune disease and fighting age related mental decline and reducing risk o Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Vitamins A, E and B12 which are essential for healthy skin, teeth, vision, body tissue, brain and nervous system function and blood formation. You’re starting to get the whole nutritional powerhouse part right now, aren’t you?
- Antioxidants. Forget your super expensive super foods, eggs are also a great source of the free-radical fighting antioxidants that are known to help prevent cancer, blood vessel disease and other conditions.
- Iron – given up to 5% of Australians are iron deficient, eggs are a massive plus in our diets. Iron is required to produce haemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the blood and ultimately keeps us alive.
So, superfood powders may come and go, and yeah – I’ll try one here and there. But eggs remain integral to my diet. I love a good scramble and while I wouldn’t eat this french toast daily, it’s good enough to be eaten that regularly! In fact, it’s a whole lot more nutritious than your typical yoghurt and muesli!
For the recipe, you can use whatever bread you like. Jazz it up with a healthy banana bread or even a carrot cake slice (refined sugar free, of course). Or use your typical rye, multigrain or GF slice. It’s easy, its dairy free and it’s delicious – what more could you want?
I topped mine with some natural greek yoghurt, walnuts, diced tiger nuts and grilled peaches but you could use whatever you had in the fridge. And a small drizzle of rice malt syrup goes a long way 😉
P.s. the ‘icing sugar’ effect is achieved by using coconut flour!
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup nut milk of choice
- 2 slices of rye bread (or bread of choice)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
- Whisk together eggs, nut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut sugar until well combine.
- Heat a non-stick pan on media heat and drizzle about a tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Place the bread in the egg mixture and soak on both sides.
- Cook the bread in the pan for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Slice the peaches in to eight (8) pieces and grill side down on the pan.
- Layer the french toast with the peaches before sprinkling over your crunchy toppings of choice, yoghurt or coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of your sweetener of choice