HEALTHY French Toast!
Some of you may know that I am a HUGE breakfast person- especially sweet breakfasts, like french toast & pancakes. But I recently started an anti-inflammatory diet that makes conventional sweet breakfasts nearly impossible to eat.
What is an anti-inflammatory diet?
As WebMD puts it "...anti-inflammatory foods are those that any mainstream nutrition expert would encourage you to eat. They include lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (like beans and nuts), fatty fish, and fresh herbs and spices."
Why an anti-inflammatory diet?
Doctors believe that when you consume certain foods (like sugar, dairy, etc), it sets off an inflammatory reaction in your body & it is believed that that inflammation can make other medical conditions, such as arthritis worse.
Don't worry- I don't have arthritis. I'm doing this to enhance my overall health.
If you want to read more about an anti-inflammatory diet here is a great article by Harvard Health: https://bit.ly/2zOTKCn
Healthy French Toast:
2- 4 slices of Whole Foods Ancient Grain Bread (or similar whole wheat, whole grain, etc bread)
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of coconut oil
Cinnamon for sprinkling
On a plate or shallow bowl carefully wisk together the egg, almond milk & vanilla extract until slightly frothy & combined. Heat your coconut oil over medium heat. Dip one slice of bread in the mixture on both sides until coated. After it's been dipped sprinkle each side of bread with cinnamon & place in your hot pan. Repeat until you have used up the egg mixture. Brown both sides of the egg dipped bread, roughly 3-4 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your french toast (I like my french toast a bit crispy, so feel free to adjust cooking times to suit your preference!)
Avoid the syrup & top with my Quick & Easy Banana Topping. Serve warm.
I hope you enjoy this healthy french toast recipe! Let me know if you tried this & what you thought.