Healthy Blueberry French Toast
August 3, 2017
One serving of traditional French toast casserole can be as many as 380 calories, 17 grams of total fat and 11 grams of protein. This healthier version offers 179 calories, 6 grams of total fat and 12.5 grams of protein per serving.
The vanilla almond extract and cinnamon add natural sweetness without the extra calories or sugar, while pecans offer heart-healthy fat.
In addition, Ezekiel bread is a sprouted grain that is higher in protein and fiber, meaning it keeps us full for longer and supports good digestion, keeping you regular.
- 8 sprouted bread slices (like Ezekiel), cut into large cubes
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup egg whites
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp. vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. almond extract
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
- 2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
- Cooking spray
1. Spray 9×13 or 8×11 pan with cooking spray. Place cubed bread in pan.
2. Mix eggs, egg whites, milk, protein powder, extracts, honey and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly.
3. Pour liquid mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes or prep the night before and let it sit overnight. Make sure that all bread is covered by liquid mixture.
4. When ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Before placing in oven mix in blueberries.
6. Mix pecans and brown sugar together and top French toast casserole before baking. Bake for about 45 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid.
7. Cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
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