As always, my weekends are a constant juggle of triathlon training, social plans and epic food. We had a good swim session planned for Saturday morning so I pulled out the big guns on brunch and made some French toast.
This version contains no refined sugar (its naturally sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla) and I’ve served it with Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and my raw chia berry jam. My husband has more of a sweet tooth than me so he also added a drizzle of maple syrup. Needless to say there were two empty plates and two happy swimmers after demolishing the lot!
HEALTHY FRENCH TOAST
1 fresh unsliced loaf of bread
4 large eggs
200ml almond milk
Juice from 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup (plus more for topping)
2 tsp coconut oil
Chia fruit jam (recipe on my blog)
Extra Maple Syrup (if desired)
1- Slice the bread into inch-thick slices. You need 4 slices for the recipe (1 per person). Cut each slice in half diagonally (makes it easier to fry in smaller pieces).
2- Mix the eggs, almond milk, orange juice, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and maple syrup in a large baking dish.
3- Dip the slices in the eggy mixture for about 30 seconds on each side.
4- Heat the coconut oil into a large frying pan. Use two frying pans for the full recipe if you can, if not, pop the oven on and batch cook the toast and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve).
5- Fry the bread on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
6- Serve on large plates with dollops of your favourite toppings all over the toast!