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

Keywords: stuffed french toast

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    42 comments
  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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?

    • 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

    • 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

  5. 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.

    • 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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!

  14. This looks delicious! I randomly stumbled upon your blog yesterday when I was looking for oatmeal ideas and your Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal with Egg Whites popped up. I made it last night after my evening work out and it immediately made me feel full! Not to mention, it was quite tasty. Can’t wait to check back here more for recipes as I continue my journey of clean eating. 🙂

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