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Protein French Toast

Indulge in a healthier, protein-enriched version of classic French toast. Made with protein powder and organic ingredients, this recipe boosts your morning with delicious flavors and essential nutrients. Perfect for a high-energy start to your day!

Are you looking to add a protein punch to your breakfast routine? Protein French toast is your answer. If you’re like me then you’re always looking for ways to incorporate more protein into your meals without sacrificing flavour. This Protein French Toast recipe is sure to become a favourite as quick and a nutritious twist on a classic breakfast. This dish will have you feeling satisfied all morning and it’s the perfect way to enjoy something that often feels indulgent without the guilt!

Ingredients Needed For Protein French Toast

  • bread of choice: I went with a gluten free bread as that’s what is typical in my household but you can use any bread you’d like.
  • organic eggs: I love organic eggs and it’s always my first choice but please use whatever eggs you have on hand. 
  • protein powder: I adore Botanica Health‘s line for its organic and mood-boosting qualities
  • cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt: for flavour of course, I don’t know what french toast would be complete without a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • soy milk: I use soy milk because it’s high in protein, silky and has a very low flavour profile so it does not compete with the other ingredients of this recipe.
  • butter: optional but I used it for frying and honestly it’s my favorite when it comes to French Toast; you can of course omit it if you’d like to be dairy free or lower in fat.

Can You Make French Toast With Protein Powder?

That’s why we are here folks! It is possible! Incorporating protein powder into French toast batter is a game-changer. At first, I was skeptical but once I gave it a try I felt like I had the cheat code to enjoy french toast after a workout without the guilt! The two blend seamlessly, as the key is to choose a high-quality protein powder that complements the flavours of your toast; just adding health benefits and a satisfying texture.

What type of Protein Should I use?

I adore Botanica Health when it comes to protein. They never let me down. This protein powder has such a complimenting flavour to my French Toast, I love it in smoothies and I even drink it just as a shake with milk or water when I’m in a hurry. What I love best about using Botanica in my high protein French Toast is that it doesn’t clump with the egg so it creates the ideal batter for the bread slices! Click here to purchase the same Botanica Protein Powder that I used in this recipe.

Do I have to add protein powder?

While protein powder is the star of this recipe, it’s not mandatory. You can still enjoy a delightful French toast without it. For the sake of this recipe however, I do suggest it and will say that the measurements of other ingredients may differ as I’ve specifically chosen these ratios to compliment the fact that there is an additional dry ingredient in this recipe. The addition of protein is never a bad thing when it comes to a balanced meal so if you’ve never tried it I highly recommend it.  However, for that extra protein punch, especially post-workout or for a more satiating meal, protein powder is a fantastic addition. Using a protein powder, like Botanicas, offers additional benefits like focus and stress management due to ingredients like Lion’s Mane and Rhodiola. Plus, it doesn’t add any extra sweetness, making it a versatile option.

What bread should I use for protein French toast?

The bread you choose can make a significant difference. You will want to go with one that holds up well in the batter and is not too competing in flavour. Go for whole-grain, multigrain, or gluten-free options to suit your dietary needs. Thicker slices like brioche or challah are excellent for a richer, more indulgent breakfast.

How to Make High Protein French Toast

Creating high-protein French toast involves a quick and easy swap of a few traditional ingredients and adding a scoop of protein powder. Then all you will want to do is prepare the batter by whisking together eggs, protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and soy milk in a shallow bowl. Then heat a non-stick or cast iron pan with butter over medium heat. Dunk each bread slice in the batter and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve your high protein French toast with your favourite toppings.

Why You’ll Love This Protein French Toast

Aside from the fact that you’ve just doubled or tripled the amount of protein in French Toast, another good reason to love this recipe is because it is darn right delicious! It’s a guilt-free, protein-rich start to your day that excludes guilt. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just looking to add more protein to your diet, this French toast variation is sure to please. Not to mention you’ll love it for its ease of preparation and how beautifully it plates! Upping your protein intake is rarely a bad thing as it will keep you fuller for longer, making it perfect for busy mornings.

What To Serve With Protein French Toast

This dish pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. For a balanced meal, consider serving it with a side of fruit salad, a handful of nuts for extra crunch, or a smoothie to wash it down. A drizzle of maple syrup will always be a necessary yes in my books. You could even consider a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a dollop of Greek yogurt and granola. In fact, granola on everything! For an extra protein kick, consider adding a scoop of nut butter.

Expert tips to make the best protein French toast

A few tips to share with you that I’ve noticed help my french toast cooking are:

  • Whisk Thoroughly: Ensure your batter is well-mixed to evenly distribute the protein powder. Clumps are a no-go over here!
  • Medium Heat Mastery: Cook your French toast over medium heat for an even, golden-brown crust without burning. Don’t flip too soon, this gives the egg batter time to properly cook before your sides are too dark!
  • Even Soaking: Ensure each bread slice is evenly soaked in the batter for consistent cooking and flavour. Don’t let it sit in there for too long or you run the risk of your bread falling apart.
  • Non-Stick or Cast Iron: Use the right pan for the best results. Non-stick pans are great for easy flipping, while cast iron pans provide a perfectly crisp exterior and go very nicely with a bit of butter.
  • Choose the Right Bread: Opt for thick, sturdy slices that can hold up the batter without getting soggy.
  • Quality Protein Powder: Select a protein powder that suits your dietary preferences and blends well with other ingredients. Like Botanica, as mentioned above.


Now that you know all about making this fantastic Protein French Toast, it’s time to get cooking! Enjoy this hearty, healthy, and utterly delicious breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day.

Other High Protein Recipes

If you liked this recipe and are in the mood for more high protein recipes, make sure you try out my  high protein rice crispy snacks.

Protein French Toast

Teri-Ann Carty
Over Christmas, I was trying to figure out how to add more protein to my French Toast when I came up with the idea to add my favourite protein powder to the batter. I was a little worried it would sacrifice taste but so pleasantly surprised that it tasted unbelievably amazing and didn't taste like protein powder at all!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 3

Equipment

  • pan, stove, bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bread of choice
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 scoop protein powder I used Botanica
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • 2-4 tbsp butter for frying bread optional

Instructions
 

  • Add batter ingredients to a shallow bowl. Whisk ingredients until well combined.
  • Heat a non-stick or cast iron pan over medium high heat and add butter.
  • Dunk bread generously on both sides.
  • Carefully place bread in hot pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice!

Notes

There will be leftover batter. You can make more french toast OR scramble the leftover egg and protein mix and serve it alongside your toast.
Keyword 30 minutes, classic recipe, easy breakfast recipe, gluten free, high protein, high protein breakfast

2 Responses

  1. Hello,
    This recipe is for 3 serves but uses 4 slices of bread, can you advise serving size (in grams if possible) and nutritional value e.g. protein per serve
    Thanks

    1. Hi Su, the reason why I say it serves 3 is because there is typically leftover egg (which can be used for another slice of bread if you wanted to have it with more than two people). I don’t know the serving size in grams unfortunately and the nutritional value is going to depend on what protein powder you use.

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