This healthy French toast recipe is everything you need if you love French toast but don't love all of the calories that typically come with it. It has that irresistible fluffy, moist texture that makes this one of my all-time favorite breakfast recipes. It's so good, I'm confident you won't want to make French toast any other way, and you'd never guess it's actually healthy!
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Why You'll Love This Healthy French Toast Recipe For Weight Loss
It's actually healthy. This healthy French toast has fewer calories per slice than any regular French toast recipe. Plus, there's less sugar and fewer carbs, so you can feel good about eating it!
It tastes like regular French toast. French toast is a staple breakfast for good reason. This recipe has the same delicious sweetness, fluffy texture, and crisp edges you know and love, and the whole family is sure to love it!
It's super quick to make. Just like most French toast recipes, this recipe can be made in roughly 15 minutes in just 4 easy steps. Plus, you only need one bowl for prep, so clean-up is that much easier.
- Low calorie bread - four slices is all you'll need. If you're looking for a low calorie bread to use, check out my low calorie bread list.
- Egg whites - for that soft but crispy texture with fewer calories.
- Unsweetened almond milk - to make the bread nice and moist.
- Sugar free syrup - for the perfect amount of sweetness. I have an amazing sugar free syrup recipe you can use!
- Vanilla extract - a great addition for extra flavor.
- Cinnamon and Salt - just a pinch of each to enhance all of the flavors.
How To Make Healthy French Toast
1. Mix your ingredients. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg whites with almond milk, sugar free syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. You'll want to mix everything well until it fully combines for your batter.
2. Dip the bread slices. One at a time, dip your bread into the egg mixture. Make sure you coat both sides of the bread but don't leave it soaking in the batter.
3. Cook the bread. Heat a nonstick pan or skillet over medium heat and grease it with some butter or nonstick cooking spray. Cook the bread for about 3 minutes on each side. You'll want to cook the slices of bread until they are lightly golden brown.
4. Serve and enjoy. Drizzle your French toast slices with some more syrup, and don't forget to add your favorite toppings! Enjoy!
Recipe Variations To Try
- For the bread, sometimes I'll use a high protein bread if I'm trying to up my protein intake for breakfast. A low calorie gluten free bread works too.
- Experiment using different dairy free milk options such as oat milk, light coconut milk, or soy milk. Just make sure it is unsweetened with no added sugar to save some calories.
- If you don't want to make my sugar free maple syrup, liquid allulose sweetener has no calories and it gives the French toast a delightful sweetness.
- For topping the French toast, my favorite options are fresh fruit, banana slices, or my sugar free caramel sauce.
Storing and Reheating This Healthy French Toast
In the fridge: If you have leftovers, your French toast can be stored in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in foil and stored in a sealed bag. Either way, it can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
In the freezer: To keep for longer, I recommend storing the leftovers in the freezer. Simply place your French toast on a baking sheet and freeze it until it is solid. Then, transfer the bread into freezer-safe bags, and you can keep them in the freezer for about 3 months.
Reheating: When you are ready to enjoy your French toast again, the easiest way to reheat them would be to pop them in the microwave. If they are coming from the fridge, they'll only need to be microwaved for a few seconds until warm. If your French toast is frozen, microwave it in 10-second intervals as needed. Now, if you are planning on reheating a larger batch, I definitely recommend using the oven. Simply arrange your slices of bread on a wire rack and bake them at 325°F for roughly 5 minutes or until fully reheated.
More Healthy Recipes
- Low calorie blueberry muffins
- Low calorie pancakes
- Low calorie cereal
- Low calorie bagels
- Healthy chocolate chip cookies
- Whisk egg whites with almond milk, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
- Dip both sides of your bread into the egg white mixture. Don't soak it.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and grease it with cooking spray.
- Cook the bread for around 3 minutes per side. It should be golden brown.
- Serve the French toast with more syrup and fresh berries if desired.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 9gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g