The smell of french toast wafting through the air on Christmas morning? Maple syrup and butter on the side? I’ll take it for sure. I have a new recipe that is going to send you over the moon! This brunch creation is a healthy choice, and will fulfill all your Christmas dreams. I hope I am not over promising! But it is seriously quick, easy and will please even the pickiest eater of the bunch. Excited? Me too!
Baked French Toast
So many of us look forward to the traditional morning of delicious breakfast treats and present un-wrapping. Keep it on the lighter side so you don’t have to suffer through the day in a sugar coma. Workouts will less frequent for the next few days so let’s focus on our nutrition. Making the best choices we can in every situation all adds up.
Baked French Toast? Sign me up.
Ezekiel bread is my favorite selection and I always have it on hand. You can find it in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Unlike most regular breads the wheat is non-sprouted. If you read through their ingredient list you will see there are no additives or extras of any kind. It is high in fiber and also protein which is unusual for most breads out there.
French toast is one of the easiest breakfast dishes to make healthy in my opinion. With the simple addition of vanilla extract and cinnamon you have the perfect thing to serve!
If you choose to use a different type of bread then I would recommend selecting one that does not contain any high fructose corn syrup. It’ll be easy to spot on the label.
You can also make this baked french toast gluten-free by selecting one that is made from alternative flours. I have experimented with some different rice breads in the past too.
- 6 Slices of Ezekiel Bread
- 8 Pasture-Raised Eggs
- ⅓ Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In the mean time, scramble all of the eggs in a shallow bowl.
- Add all of the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Allow each piece of bread to soak for 2-3 minutes until fully saturated.
- Place the bread in a stack of 2 each on the cookie sheet. This will help retain the moisture.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool and serve with your toppings of choice.
I think some great choices to go along with your baked french toast could be scrambled eggs, fruit or even a greens salad. I always like a little bit of salad at brunch. It makes it feel like it’s a restaurant. Am I wrong?
Make sure you have the ideal toppings. You wouldn’t want to forget a little pat of grass-fed butter and pure maple syrup. Away we go!
I hope you enjoyed this little round up of holiday-themed recipes that have been posted the past few weeks. I know I have really loved putting them together for you.
Be merry and get festive! Definitely whip up some baked french toast for you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
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Other Holiday Recipes
This is an affordable set of everyday bakeware (affiliate link) that I used frequently in my kitchen.
How About You?
- Favorite Christmas food?
- Have you ever tried Ezekiel bread?