This Chocolate Peanut Butter Healthy High Protein French Toast is LOADED with peanut butter! An EASY, gluten free breakfast to keep you full until lunch!
Honestly I could eat a sweet over savory breakfast everyday of my life. I could alternate between this healthy high protein French toast, or a strawberry French toast bake, a slice of eggnog snickerdoodle baked French toast casserole OR coconut whipped cream Brioche French toast. That’s 4 recipes so ONE for every Friday of the month to start off the weekend on a sweet note.
I also have to admit I have started to enjoy all the sweet things in life because of my husband.The first time that I made him French toast, he slathered it in Peanut Butter. I was totally offended because I thought he just didn’t like the way my trying-to-be-a-good-wife-and-make-you-the-best-breakfast-ever tasted. But then he told me that he grew up doing that. So, I got over it.
Storing my bitterness away for the above mentioned date, I actually tried his little creation, And my taste buds WENT OMG PEANUT BUTTER KABOOM. RIGHT off my face.
Except they were missing one thing: Chocolate. Because what is chocolate without peanut butter? Well, it’s delicious. But this would be MORE delicious if it was CHOCOLATE peanut butter French toast. You get it.
I decided to make a breakfast riff of my favorite high protein snack, and make this French toast with protein powder for a little MUSCLE building action.
Oh, and chocolate chips. Which you can leave out if you want.
The best part about this healthy high protein French toast is that it is totally customisable to whatever diet you follow!
Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- It is healthy but has a sweet flavor
- Takes under 10 minutes to prepare
- Filled with Protein
- Uses very common litchen ingredients
- Easy alternative ingredients
Is French Toast a Good Post Workout Meal?
Well typically a French toast will be very high in sugar and carbs and is not a nutritious meal. However this lovely recipe I have curated is packed with protein. It will not only curb your sweet tooth cravings but will also help towards having a protein rich meal which will heal those muscles and keep you full for hours.
What Kind of Bread do you Use to Make French Toast?
Typically, French toast is made with a really thick and buttery bread like Challah or Brioche. You could TOTALLY use those kinds in this French toast, if you wanted to make it a little more decadent for a Saturday morning brunch!
But, since this one is a better-for-you/ healthier recipe, I like to use a hearty, thick whole wheat bread (since I am not 100% gluten free!) But, like I said before, the best part is that you can do YOU with this little breakfast situation.
Gluten free? Use gluten free bread! Paleo? Swap in some grain free bread, grass-fed protein and almond butter.
What Kind of Milk do you Use to Make French Toast?
A traditional, full fat French toast is made with either heavy cream or whole milk, but since this recipe is a healthier version of a French toast I usually use either skimmed milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to change up the ingredients. You can also use any dairy-free milk alternatives. My husband is not a big ban of almond milk, so I change it up with either coconut milk or oat milk.
Sugar free syrup – I personally use chocolate or peanut butter as toppings but I understand that’s not for everyone. If you want to keep it simple just use sugar free syrup and you are good to go.
Fresh Berries – Try sliced strawberries or blueberries as toppings.
Other Nut Butters – You could also top it with almond butter or hazelnut butter.
Jam – Strawberry jam is also a great addition as a topping to this French toast.
How to store French Toast
Keep leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just warm the French toast when you are ready to eat, either in a microwave or a skillet. You can also make the egg mixture ahead and the mixture will be good to use for 2-3 days if kept refrigerated.
Other Recipes You Might Like:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Yogurt
Peanut Butter Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Liquid egg whites (4 egg whites)
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp Chocolate protein powder *
- 1 tsp Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (I use a pinch of stevia)
- Sweetener of choice and to taste (I used pure Stevia)
- 2 Slices Bread of choice (Gluten free or Whole Wheat)
- 1-2 Tbsp Natural peanut butter
- 1/2 Tbsp Mini chocolate chips
- In a large baking dish, stir together the egg whites, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract and sweeten to taste.
- Place the bread in the egg mixture and let soak for 10 minutes. Flip and let the bread soak another 10 minutes.
- Once the bread is ready, spray a griddle (or large pan) with cooking spray and heat to medium heat.
- Cook the bread until lightly golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Pop the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds-1 minute until smooth and melted.
- Pour the peanut butter over the french toast and garnish with chocolate chips and DEVOUR.
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