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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out all of the popular breakfast recipes here on EBF.