Healthy Stuffed French Toast with Almond Butter & Banana

This healthy stuffed French toast with banana and almond butter is loaded with healthy fat and protein, but still absolutely delicious.

We are big French toast fans in our house. I love the ease of my overnight French toast bake, but when I want healthier French toast that’s also super easy, I like to whip up this stuffed French toast! Traditional stuffed French toast (ahem, IHOP stuffed French toast) can have up to 1450 calories per serving… 1450! This version is much healthier and has less than 200 calories per serving. It’s low in sugar and is loaded with healthy fats and protein. Not too shabby!

Pyrex measuring cup pouring maple syrup over two slices of stuffed french toast on a plate with berries.

Most people typically reserve French toast for special occasions (like birthdays or Mother’s day) but with how simple this recipe is… you can make it all the time! This is a filling breakfast on it’s own, but you could serve with cooked eggs, a breakfast meat (or tempeh bacon) and fruit for a complete meal.

Does the Type of Bread Matter?

There seems to be a big debate on the internet about the best bread to use for French toast. Some argue brioche is the best, others say you can use any type of bread you please. I’m definitely in the latter camp – I’ve never had a bad piece of French toast and truly believe it’s personal preference, but to keep this recipe healthy I’m using a whole grain, sprouted bread.

Cutting board with two slices of bread with banana slices, and two slices with almond butter.

Ingredients in Healthy Stuffed French Toast

  • bread – I like to use whole grain sprouted bread
  • banana
  • nut butter – I used almond butter but any nut or seed butter would work in this recipe!
  • almond milk
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon and sea salt
  • toppings – I like to serve this with maple syrup and fresh strawberries and blueberries

Stuffed French toast on a plate with strawberries and blueberries.

Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Start by taking your bread slices and creating almond butter and banana sandwiches. I like to spread about 1 Tablespoon of almond butter and a few banana slices on each sandwich.

In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Pour the egg mixture in a shallow pan or baking dish. One at a time, soak the sandwiches on both sides until the bread is nice and moist – about 10 seconds on each side. Place soaked sandwiches in a pre-heated skillet that has been coated with coconut oil. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until both sides are golden brown. Top with fresh berries and maple syrup (or your desired toppings) and serve!

Make French Toast Ahead of Time

This recipe makes four servings so if you aren’t cooking for that many in your home, know this recipe is just as delicious (if not better!) as leftovers. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and then reheat a slice in the toaster oven when you’re ready to enjoy! I loved the way it tasted after being toasted because of the crispy edges.

Banana and almond butter stuffed french toast on a plate with berries and topped with maple syrup.

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Banana and almond butter stuffed french toast on a plate with berries and topped with maple syrup.

Healthy Stuffed French Toast


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy stuffed French toast with banana and almond butter is loaded with healthy fat and protein, but still absolutely delicious.


Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole grain bread (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1/21 banana, thinly sliced
  • 23 Tablespoons almond butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • coconut oil, for pan
  • maple syrup and fresh berries, for topping

Instructions

  1. Take your four slices of bread and create two almond butter and banana sandwiches. Each sandwich should have about 1 Tablespoon of almond butter and a few banana slices.
  2. Whisk together almond milk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and pour in a container large enough to soak the sandwiches. One at a time, soak sandwiches on both sides until they are nice and moist — about 10 seconds on each side.
  3. Pre-heat a non stick skillet on medium-high heat. Coat with coconut oil to prevent toast from sticking.
  4. Place sandwich in pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until the bottom side is golden brown. Flip sandwich, press on sandwich with your spatula and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and repeat the process with the second sandwich.
  5. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally to make 4 servings. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 216mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg

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    44 comments
    1. Kristin
      October 1, 2020 AT 5:34 pm

      Let me tell ya, I’m not even a huge french toast advocate but I LOVE the almond butter & banana duo so I decided to try this and it has changed my view on french toast forever. I love love loved it and have made it a few times since. So tasty, so sweet, so good.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2020 AT 11:30 pm

        Ahh, this makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad French toast recipe was a hit!! Thanks for making it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Kelsey
      May 26, 2020 AT 9:40 am

      My 3 year old & I love love this recipe. Like all of the recipes we’ve tried from @eatingbirdfood, this recipe is easy, quick & yummy! The banana & berries gives it the perfect amount of sweetness & the almond butter in the middle is SO lovely. Obsessed!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 26, 2020 AT 2:57 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Kelsey! I’m so glad this French toast was a hit. 🙂 Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    3. Shalyn
      May 22, 2020 AT 12:16 pm

      I LOVE this recipe. I’ve already made it three times for my husband and he is hooked. It’s so easy to make and I love that it’s healthy.

      When you created the calorie count for this recipe, did you include the maple syrup or are the toppings excluded from that number?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 22, 2020 AT 7:49 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Shalyn! I’m so glad this recipe it a hit! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. The nutritional info doesn’t include the toppings.

    4. Ana S.
      May 9, 2020 AT 11:35 am

      I’m literally sitting with one of these in front of me. It is delicious! Thank you for sharing this, I’ll definitely try some other recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2020 AT 9:26 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Ana!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    5. Lilys
      May 6, 2020 AT 9:35 am

      This is my second time trying one of your recipes and this one was a hit. I added orange zest to the wet ingredients and it was amazing! My 5 year old and husband were deeeeelighted to say the least.
      Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 6, 2020 AT 11:15 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed this French toast recipe. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it! <3

    6. Christine Meyer
      May 2, 2020 AT 12:20 pm

      Excellent!! Easy to make. Tasty. My husband loved it, too.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 3, 2020 AT 4:31 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for making it, Christine!

    7. Michele
      May 2, 2020 AT 10:41 am

      I follow a lot of sites for recipes. This is one of my favorites. First time ever leaving a comment! I have made a few of your recipes & love everyone. Thank you.
      I have a question for you. Do you ever use raw sugar in any recipes? If not why not? I don’t see a lot of recipes w/ it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 3, 2020 AT 4:35 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Michele! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. I mainly use coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey just as a personal preference. But you can always swap in raw sugar if you prefer!

    8. Nadia Rehman
      May 1, 2020 AT 7:45 pm

      So good! Ended up eating both the sandwiches in one go. Four servings and zero regrets!

      I used Eziekel bread and that worked really well. A bit of the batter was left over so I made a runny omelette out of it and used it as a topping on the French toast. Great for some extra protein!

    9. Poppy
      May 1, 2020 AT 1:59 pm

      Made it this morning and it was delicious! I’ll definitely make it again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 1, 2020 AT 4:53 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this French Toast recipe, Poppy. 🙂 Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    10. Jennifer
      April 30, 2020 AT 8:11 pm

      This recipe was so good, I had never thought to do this! Although I got a little carried away and accidentally submerged my sandwich too deep into the egg mix. The raw egg that got on the inside of the sandwich never ended up cooking all the way ☹️

      Other than that, I loved it!

    11. Nita thakor
      April 29, 2020 AT 12:31 pm

      So delicious! Seems so simple but sooooo good; the banana become “melty” and soft
      I topped with just a little honey

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 30, 2020 AT 12:58 am

        Ahh yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Nita. Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    12. Leah
      April 29, 2020 AT 11:35 am

      I don’t have a super sweet tooth, so this was perfect for when I wanted something on the sweeter side, but still need a healthy meal! Very filling! I added unsweetened shredded coconut which added a really nice crispy crunch.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 30, 2020 AT 12:57 am

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this french toast recipe, Leah. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    13. Erin
      March 21, 2018 AT 10:42 am

      I stumbled upon your site a few weeks ago and am loving it except for the sponsored post. I wish bloggers like yourself would only plug products if they truly believed in them, not because of being paid. If companies appreciate the support of their product, pass it along to your readers. More authenticity and transparency. Less advertising and commercialism.

    14. Jes
      July 4, 2015 AT 9:19 am

      this is my new favorite recipe!! Thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 6, 2015 AT 9:41 am

        Woo-hoo! Glad you like it, Jes!

    15. Christal@NutritionistInTheKitch
      February 8, 2015 AT 11:49 pm

      Oh my goodness!! This looks amazing! 🙂 Very drool-worthy!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 9, 2015 AT 8:27 am

        Thanks Christal!

    16. Clair
      February 8, 2015 AT 10:28 pm

      Finally a healthy version of the french toast. I’ve been feeling guilty about having french toast. Great how you were able to include so many healthy foods in one sandwich.

    17. Alex @ get big, go to work
      February 7, 2015 AT 7:22 am

      Yum!! This is such an insanely easy recipe and it looks delicious!!

    18. Mattie @ Comfy & Confident
      February 6, 2015 AT 7:14 pm

      This looks incredible!!! I literally want to go make it right now. It sounds so so so good!

    19. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
      February 6, 2015 AT 3:15 pm

      If it’s at all possible, this might be my favorite recipe you’ve ever shared. You are awesome! I would LOVE to try this. My hubby would die. Hope you guys have a great weekend celebrating! 🙂

    20. Amanda
      February 6, 2015 AT 1:07 pm

      French toast is awesome made with cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread! I love mind topped with almond butter and caramelized pears.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 6, 2015 AT 2:07 pm

        Oh yum! I made this version with the Food for Life sprouted gluten-free bread, but I bet it would be delicious with cinnamon raisin bread.

    21. amanda
      February 6, 2015 AT 1:04 pm

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    22. cleaneatingveggiegirl
      February 6, 2015 AT 12:35 pm

      I have been making French toast like crazy lately… but have never tired stuffing it. I obviously love me some nut butter, so there is not doubt in my mind that I’d enjoy it!

    23. Swarna
      February 6, 2015 AT 12:04 pm

      Hi Brittany,

      Looks great:)! I am making this Saturday morning for breakfast. I love french toast and make it quite often. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Feb 8th is my brother’s birthday, Feb 11th my young son’s birthday and Feb 14th my sister in laws birthday! It’s interesting that Isaac and your birthday is just a week apart:) I know atleast 10 people whose birthdays are all in Feb, including my boss and colleague! Well, I can imagine how much this month means to you 🙂

      Happy Friday and have a great weekend:) hope your little pup is feeling well now!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 8, 2015 AT 11:02 am

        Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Swarna. So many February birthdays!! I love it! 🙂

    24. Strength and Sunshine
      February 6, 2015 AT 11:59 am

      I love french toast!

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