Healthy and french toast in the same sentence? Yes! With the right ingredients anything is possible. I decided to make my own raspberry topping which is easy and fast to do.So no need to go purchase an expensive high sugar topping with little yield. I actually even had a lot of the topping left over which can be used for about just anything needing sweet syrup ( mixer,water,topping, salad dressing,ect).
When making the french toast its important to choose a whole wheat bread. Make sure it not honey oat or made from refined white flour
White bread is made from refined white flour containing several unwholesome constituents and very little in the way of nutrients and dietary fibre, essential for a healthy digestive system and a stable metabolism. This is why:
Refined white flour is produced from the whole wheat grain which is then subjected to the refining process which removes all traces of the husk, or bran and along with it all the goodness contained in the grain. It is then bleached using chemical bleaching agents which contain chlorine and dried in kilns at high temperature to kill any remaining beneficial constituents. This insipid, bland, tasteless powder then has gluten added, which is a product that an increasing number of people are becoming allergic to, which helps to produce a more evenly risen and air filled loaf. A standard while loaf of bread also has sugar added to enable the baker’s yeast to prove the dough and make it rise. Salt is also added to check the progress of the yeast and prevent the loaf from rising too much, or over-proving.
Eating mass produced white bread can be somewhat likened to eating cardboard, such is its blandness and lack of any useful dietary benefit whatsoever. Small bakery bread and home made loaves usually taste a little better but because refined white flour is used in their production, there is still no health benefit.
Healthy French Toast:
- 1 Egg White
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 4 drops of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia (Optional, may also use sugar or other sugar substitute)
- 1 slice of Ezekiel Bread ( Love this bread. Low Glycemic)
- 1 cup of water
- ¾ Raw stevia/ sugar
First, mix together first 4 ingredients. Feel free to add more milk or cinnamon. To be honest, I normally do not measure but did so for this recipe.
Next, dip a slice of bread (I prefer Ezekiel) in the egg mixture, coating both sides. I like to let my bread soak for about 5 minutes but this is purely optional.
Preheat a little frying pan. Grease with your choice of cooking spray or butter if you like. Add bread and top with leftover mixture that was not soaked in. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it reaches your desired toasting color.
For raspberry topping let simmer for 5-10 minutes and stir.Don’t over cook.