This High Protein French Toast Recipe is the perfect high protein breakfast for meal prep, post-workout meal, or for brunch on the weekends. It’s a balanced meal with the healthy fats from the egg yolks, carbs from your favorite bread slices, and protein from protein powder.
Are you tired of eating the same bland breakfast every day? Do you want a delicious breakfast that also provides you with the necessary protein to fuel your workout?
Look no further than this anabolic french toast recipe! This delicious dish combines the classic flavor of French toast with the added benefits of protein, making it the perfect breakfast for fitness enthusiasts.
French toast is a staple breakfast food that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is made by dipping slices of bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar before cooking them on a griddle or in a frying pan.
The result is a dish that is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. It is typically served with syrup and butter, but it can also be topped with fruit, whipped cream, or even peanut butter.
However, the traditional French toast can be high in carbs and low in protein, making it less than ideal for fitness enthusiasts who need a balanced meal to fuel their workouts. That’s where protein French toast comes in!
By adding protein powder to the egg mixture, you can increase the protein content of the dish while also adding a delicious, nutty flavor.
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INGREDIENTS FOR THE ANABOLIC FRENCH TOAST
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this french toast batter (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post):
- Egg whites
- Whole eggs
- Dairy-free milk – almond milk, cashew milk or whole milk all work great.
- Protein powder – I like using vanilla protein powder but your favorite protein powder of choice works!
- Vanilla extract
- Pure maple syrup
- Bread slice of choice – anything like high-protein bread, whole wheat bread, white bread, gluten free bread, low-carb bread, thick slices of brioche, challah bread etc.
- More maple syrup – can use pure maple syrup, sugar free maple syrup, or regular sugar-free syrup.
- Greek yogurt – to add extra protein as toppings.
- Fresh fruit – fresh berries are best but bananas also taste great on this french toast.
- Nut butter – such as almond butter, peanut butter, etc.
- Chocolate chips – chocolate without any added sugar works well here too.
HOW TO MAKE THIS HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST
In a shallow bowl or dish, whisk together the egg whites, whole eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and protein powder until well combined.
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of butter, coconut oil or cooking spray.
Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
Place the coated bread slices on the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Protein French toast is a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast that provides you with the protein you need to fuel your workouts. It is also a great way to incorporate more protein into your diet, which is essential for building muscle, repairing tissues, and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a tasty breakfast, protein French toast is the perfect choice.
So, next time you want a delicious breakfast that provides you with the nutrients you need to start your day, give protein French toast a try. You won’t regret it!
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THIS SWEET BREAKFAST
- Make sure you are using protein powder you like and that you know isn’t grainy.
- If you can, leave the bread out the day before so it can dry out. This will help the french toast slices crisp up a lot easier.
- Don’t let the bread soak for too long in the egg mixture or it will get soggy and fall apart.
- You can substitute liquid egg whites for egg yolks if you desire.
- Use high protein bread if you have access to it to increase the protein content even more.
DO I HAVE TO USE PROTEIN POWDER IN THIS RECIPE?
The short answer is no, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. However, adding one scoop of protein powder to this mixture adds 30g more protein than if you didn’t add it.
Most of us are lacking protein in our diets, so it’s a very delicious way to increase protein intake.
If you’re worried about it being grainy or weird in the mixture, just know that as long as you’re using a high quality protein powder that you already enjoy, you shouldn’t have this issue.
HOW CAN I GET MY FRENCH TOAST MORE CRISPY?
There are many different tactics to getting your french toast crunchy. One way is to make sure you aren’t soaking your bread for too long in the egg mixture.
Another way is to toast the bread slightly before dipping into the egg mixture in a toaster oven or air fryer.
Another way is to actually cook your french toast in an air fryer.
The last thing I will note is the type of bread does matter. Stale bread will typically work better than fresh bread.
HOW TO STORE THIS HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE
You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To further prevent the protein french toast recipe from drying out you can cover it with foil or plastic wrap inside the container.
French toast is a delicious breakfast treat that can be served in many different ways, even if it’s been frozen. Here are a few ideas for how to serve frozen French toast in different ways:
- Traditional Breakfast: Toast the frozen French toast in the oven or toaster until heated through and crispy. Serve with butter, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- Breakfast Sandwich: Thaw the frozen French toast, and use it to make a breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese.
- French Toast Sticks: Cut the frozen French toast into sticks, and bake in the oven until crispy. Serve with a side of jam or syrup for dipping.
- French Toast Casserole: Thaw the frozen French toast, and cut it into cubes. Arrange the cubes in a baking dish, and pour a mixture of eggs, milk, and cinnamon over the top. Bake until golden brown and puffy.
- Stuffed French Toast: Thaw the frozen French toast, and cut a slit in the middle of each slice. Stuff the slices with cream cheese, jam, or fresh fruit. Dip the stuffed French toast in an egg and milk mixture, and fry in a pan until golden brown.
- French Toast Bake: Arrange the frozen French toast slices in a baking dish. Mix together eggs, milk, and your choice of flavorings such as vanilla, cinnamon, or nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture over the frozen French toast and let it soak for a few minutes. Bake until golden brown and puffy.
- French Toast Skewers: Cut the frozen French toast into bite-sized pieces and skewer them with fresh fruit like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. Serve with maple syrup for dipping.
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- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 2 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder - I like PEScience Gourmet Vanilla - use code BAILEY at checkout for $$ off all their products
- 6 slices of bread
- In a shallow bowl or dish, whisk together the egg whites, whole eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and protein powder until well combined. You can blend it for a few seconds in a blender if it's clumpy.
- Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of butter, coconut oil or cooking spray.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
- Place the coated bread slices on the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 21g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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