Banana and Coconut French Toast

There’s nothing better than sleeping in on a Sunday and then making a yummy breakfast. My breakfasts during the week are always taken on the go, so it’s nice to have a hot, sit-down breakfast once in awhile! Today I was craving French Toast, so I whipped this recipe up. It was really yummy, quick, and easy – perfect for a lazy Sunday. Have a great week! 🙂

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Banana and Coconut French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread (or your favorite whole wheat bread!)
  • 1/8 cup soymilk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I didn’t have nutmeg!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 small banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Directions:

1.) Mix milk, spices, vanilla extract, and egg whites in a bowl and whisk together. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.

2.) When skillet is hot enough, dredge one slice of toast in egg white mixture, making sure to soak both sides. Lay on skillet and cook both sides evenly until browned and egg is cooked. Repeat with second slice.

3.) Cut up banana into slices and put on a plate. Drizzle with a little maple syrup and coconut and heat for about 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Lay banana slices on top of French Toast, drizzle with maple syrup, and then sprinkle the rest of the coconut on top.

Nutrition Info (Per serving, from My Fitness Pal):

Calories 361
Fat 3 g (2 g saturated)
Fiber 8 g
Carbs 70 g
Sugars 33 g
Protein 15 g

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Lightened-up French Toast!

Sunday morning I decided to make myself something a little more interesting for breakfast than the usual cereal or peanut butter and banana on toast. So I decided to be adventurous and make French toast! However, I will admit that I have never made French toast myself (it was something my mom always made for us as kids). I did a search for “healthy French toast recipes” and tried this one – it tasted delicious and was much healthier than the traditional version. Win win!

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Lightened-up French Toast

Adapted From: The Mayo Clinic

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

1.) In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, vanilla and nutmeg. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.

2.) Place a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with a little cooking spray or olive oil, then add the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook until both sides are golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

3.) Top each slice of toast with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!