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An Energizing, Healthy French Toast Recipe with Almonds

A good breakfast translates into an energized, productive day. It’s the fuel that powers you to kickstart your routine. But it can be tough to make something delicious early in the morning, especially if you’re not a morning person. To help you out, here is a superb French toast recipe that you and your kids are bound to enjoy. This French toast recipe is full of nutritious (and yummy) ingredients. Bananas give it the flavor, almond butter delivers that melt-in-the-mouth texture, while the berries deliver that much-needed touch of freshness.

French toast with berries.

French Toast Recipe with Almonds

There are several immunity boosters that contribute to making this recipe top-notch. It has a low amount of sugar (four grams) with a high amount of protein (eight grams). It's one of the best low-calorie foods with tons of benefits that you can have early in the morning.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 252.8 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Skillet
  • Deep Baking Dish or Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices Whole-Grain Bread The USDA actually encourages the use of whole grains. This is because whole wheat bread is packed with dietary fiber that helps improve digestion, iron that facilitates oxygen supply in your body, and several immunity-boosting nutrients like B vitamins. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then consider choosing a gluten-free bread that is high in fiber.
  • 1 pc Egg High in protein, eggs can keep you full for longer.
  • 1 pc Banana (thinly sliced) Although commonly believed to be good for digestive health, bananas do so much more than that. Bananas have a low glycemic index. According to research, consuming low-glycemic foods can lower your risk of developing cancer and type 2 diabetes, reduce the effects of asthma, and manage blood pressure. Bananas also help control sugar levels in your body and can help improve memory due to an amino acid present in them called tryptophan.
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk Just like almond butter, almond milk is superior to regular milk in many ways. It's low in sugar and calories, but high in calcium and vitamin E.
  • 2-3 tbsp Nut Butter The sugar-free almond butter used in this French toast recipe has its own list of benefits. First, it's sugar-free, which says enough on its own. Almond butter helps reduce glucose levels, so it's diabetes-friendly as well. It's rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which work to improve your brain's functioning and reduce inflammation. It has good cholesterol that reduces the bad cholesterol in your body. So you get double the benefit and the taste.
  • Coconut Oil as needed
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract for that heavenly flavor.
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon It's rich in antioxidants and keeps all kinds of germs at bay.
  • Toppings of your choice For the time being, you can use berries as they are a rich source of antioxidants.

Instructions
 

Now that you have learned about all the ingredients, let's get to the actual recipe. Unlike most vegetarian recipes, this one is sweet and tasty.

  • Spread a small amount of almond butter on a slice of bread and cut a few slices of bananas on top of it. Make small sandwiches and put them aside.
  • Take a small bowl. Add the egg, almond milk, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to it. Whisk everything together.
  • Heat a skillet and add a small amount of coconut oil to it.
  • In a deep baking dish or pan, pour the mixture. Dip each side of the sandwiches for about ten seconds. This is to ensure that the bread becomes soft and moist.
  • Now cook each side of the sandwich for about five minutes.
  • After both sides have been cooked, place the sandwiches on a plate.
  • Add your favorite toppings and it’s ready to serve.
  • Freeze any leftover sandwiches for later. When ready to serve, simply reheat them in an oven and enjoy.

Notes

This French toast recipe takes only about twenty minutes and serves four people. It’s scrumptious, healthy, and quick. Your kids will love it too. What makes this recipe healthy is the high protein and low-calorie content. So you get more for less! It’s also a flexible recipe that you can modify according to your personal preferences.
Make sure to use a non-stick skillet to prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom. This could create a lot of mess that takes plenty of time to clean up. 

Berries make for the ideal toppings if you want to remain on the safe side. This is because they’re rich in antioxidants that stabilize free radicals in your body. Free radicals are naturally unstable, so they can easily damage your cells and increase your risk of cancer. But antioxidants attach to these free-roaming molecules and prevent them from harming your body.

Energy-Boosting Foods and Their Importance

Energy-boosting foods like bananas and eggs have a plethora of benefits. They give a boost to your energy levels and keep you alert during the day. So, if you have them for breakfast, you won’t be spending your day half asleep.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and almond butter help reduce inflammation. When you get sick, your white blood cells release chemicals into your tissues to help fight against the invaders. Sometimes, it can result in swelling. So while your body fights infections, you should eat some anti-inflammatory and energy-boosting foods to keep it going.

Brown rice, sweet potatoes, and coffee, when consumed in moderate amounts, also raise your energy levels and can help improve concentration. Caffeine provides a quick energy fix that many people prefer in the morning. It increases the release of epinephrine, a stimulating hormone that boosts activity in your body. But be careful not to consume more than 400 mg of caffeine per day as that can make you feel very anxious.

Oats are also a good breakfast choice and quick to make as well. Just soak some oats overnight and eat them in the morning with milk or water. It takes more time for your body to digest oats, so you’ll have a longer energy supply if you consume them for breakfast.

Here is a ten-minute YouTube video with oats overnight ideas that you can implement to have a nutritious breakfast every morning.

Out of everything, it is crucial that you drink adequate water throughout the day. Dehydration is among the most common causes of lethargy and fatigue. Adequate water intake can help in improving your mood, keep your kidneys healthy, and prevent headaches. So, while you’re trying healthy breakfast recipes like this one, don’t forget to drink enough water in the morning.

Conclusion

This stuffed French toast recipe is ideal for breakfast as it’s packed with immunity-boosting and energizing ingredients. It has fewer calories than original French toast and a sweet, mouth-watering taste that your kids will love. You can customize it in several ways. To fight fatigue, always choose a healthy breakfast with foods that are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties, as they can help keep you energized throughout the day.

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