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