Healthy Stuffed French Toast with Almond Butter & Banana

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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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Healthy Stuffed French Toast

5 from 15 votes
This healthy stuffed French toast with banana and almond butter is loaded with healthy fat and protein, but still absolutely delicious.
Banana and almond butter stuffed french toast on a plate with berries and topped with maple syrup.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole grain bread, gluten-free, if necessary
  • 1/2-1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons almond butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • coconut oil, for pan
  • maple syrup and fresh berries, for topping

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pre-heat a non stick skillet on medium-high heat. Coat with coconut oil to prevent toast from sticking.
  • 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.
  • Cut each sandwich in half diagonally to make 4 servings. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 175kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 8g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 216mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 4g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed french toast

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    48 comments
    1. Kyriakh Athanasiou
      March 3, 2021 AT 2:42 am

      5 stars
      So delicious and only 175 cal. I loved it and it also tastes like pancakes and the bread gets really soft when you soak it. I recommend it also, with hazelnut butter!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 3, 2021 AT 10:11 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    2. Sonia
      January 12, 2021 AT 3:31 am

      Possible to replace the egg with flaxeggs/chiaeggs?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 13, 2021 AT 2:43 pm

        Hey Sonia – I haven’t tried it, so I’m not sure if it would turn out the same! But let me know if you end up trying it and how it turns out. 🙂

    3. Kristin
      October 1, 2020 AT 5:34 pm

      5 stars
      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. 🙂

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

      5 stars
      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!

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

      5 stars
      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.

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