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The BEST Healthy French Toast Recipe

February 12, 2022

Gather around the breakfast table for the best healthy french toast recipe you’ve ever tried. Made with healthier swaps like almond milk, coconut oil and fresh-squeezed orange juice, this healthy french toast recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Healthy French Toast - made with almond milk, coconut oil and maple syrup!

I come from a long line of French Toast connoisseurs. My Mom is basically the queen of all French Toast so I’m really giving her a run for her money on this one. Hey Mom… How did I do?

Truthfully, this french toast recipes tastes pretty similar to Mama Maven’s, albeit a bit healthier and with a few extra add-ins to make it the ultimate. I love experimenting and when you have as good of a base as Mama Maven’s recipe, it makes it easy.

Best Bread for French Toast

The key to making the best french toast is the bread. Don’t skimp on this. I like using a loaf of local sourdough bread but challah bread or brioche bread subs in well here too (this is Mama Maven’s favorite). If you’re gluten-free, go for your favorite gluten-free bread. No one should feel left out here! But in our house, we love a good loaf of crusty sourdough.

Day-old bread is ideal as it will have hardened a bit and makes for a better french toast texture but use what you have.I personally like to leave on the crust but some people prefer to remove it.

Healthy French Toast Ingredients

  • Thick-cut bread – sourdough, challah or whole grain are my top picks! Just make sure they are thick slices or else your french toast will get soggy.
  • Eggs
  • Almond milk
  • Orange juice – a key ingredient!
  • Vanilla extract and almond extract – Gotta have both… trust me on this!
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg – another key ingredient for flavor.
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil or butter – for cooking

How to Make The Best Healthy French Toast

STEP 1: Make the batter in a large bowl by whisking the eggs, almond milk, orange juice, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup.

STEP 2: Place half of the egg mixture into a shallow dish. Add the thick slices of bread, four slices at a time and allow to soak for 2 minutes on each side. 

STEP 3: Cook on a preheated skillet or pan with coconut oil or butter over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per slide or until golden brown.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining four slices of bread. 

STEP 5: Serve immediately with maple syrup, fruit or toppings of choice. 

Looking for a healthier breakfast recipe? Look no further than this healthy french toast made with healthier swaps like almond milk, maple syrup and coconut oil!

How to Store Healthy French Toast

You can store your french toast in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat in the oven, toaster or microwave (15-20 seconds) until warm.

You can also freeze your french toast. Freeze in a single layer in an airtight container or wrapped in tinfoil. Remove the night before and allow to thaw in fridge then warm in oven, toaster or microwave (15-20 seconds) until warm.

What To Top on Your French Toast

Classic french toast recipes will say to top with maple syrup (I agree!) but I also love the following toppings:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Custard or coconut cream
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The Best Healthy French Toast

Gather around the breakfast table for the best healthy french toast recipe you’ve ever tried. Made with healthier swaps like almond milk, coconut oil and fresh-squeezed orange juice, this healthy french toast recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 8 slices of thick-cut bread (I like sourdough, challah or whole-grain)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (plus more for topping)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, almond milk, orange juice, vanilla, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup.
  2. Place half of mixture into a shallow dish.
  3. Add bread 4 slices at a time and allow to soak for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Cook over medium heat with coconut oil for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked until desired taste.
  5. Repeat with remaining 4 slices and egg mixture.
  6. Serve immediately with maple syrup, fruit or toppings of choice.

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  • Reply
    Mal
    June 17, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I’m a huge French toast person, and this is by FAR the most delicious recipe I’ve ever tasted. The flavours are amazing. I was questioning the orange juice and spice blends but decided to try it and WOW I’m so glad I did. Thank you!!!

  • Reply
    Joanne
    December 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Is there a way you could switch it to a crockpot version? What would the instructions be? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    October 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Looking for the nutrition facts please

  • Reply
    Andrea
    July 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    This is the best french toast recipe! I make it all the time now!
    Thank you!

  • Reply
    maria acevedo
    March 31, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    what is the nutrition facts on the two slice french toast

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