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When I first started eating clean, I was unsure if I would still be able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods, like lasagna, pizza, and french toast. I wanted to eat only real foods, but I also didn’t want to feel like I was sacrificing my favorite foods.

I have learned that yes, it is possible. As long as you’re willing to cook at home, and make a few substitutes, you can enjoyalmost any food on a clean eating diet.

I have two young kids at home who love all things sweet, so I frequently make french toast for them. Every week I try to prepare as many “clean eating” meals for them as possible. I know what they grow up eating is what they’ll likely find comforting as adults, and I want to establish healthy eating habits for them.

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So I learned how to modify my go-to recipe to make clean eating french toast. This recipe uses:

  • Whole wheat or whole grain bread (no sugar added)
  • Farm fresh or store-bought organic eggs
  • Organic whole milk
  • Real maple syrup
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Real butter

If you or your family is used to having white bread products, it may take a little time to get used to whole wheat. But if you stop buying white bread products and stick with whole wheat, it won’t take long until you actually prefer the taste of whole wheat. It’s really worth it!

Now let’s get to there recipe!

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Clean Eating French Toast

Start by whisking together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.

Place one slice of bread at a time into the egg mixture and soak until partially saturated, but not soggy.

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Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Place bread into the pan, not over crowding, and cook until browned on both sides.

Drizzle with maple syrup and add any desired toppings!

Favorite Topping Options

Here are some clean eating french toast topping ideas:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Sauteed Apples
  • Sliced peaches
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Real Whipped Cream
  • Butter

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Clean Eating French Toast

A clean eating version of classic french toast, made with real ingredients for a healthier, flavorful breakfast

CourseBreakfast

CuisineAmerican

Keywordbreakfast, clean eating, french toast

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.

  2. Place one slice of bread at a time into the egg mixture and soak until partially saturated, but not soggy.

  3. Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Place bread into the pan, not over crowding, and cook until browned on both sides.

  4. Drizzle with maple syrup and add any desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Clean Eating French Toast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 294Calories from Fat 98

% Daily Value*

Fat 10.9g17%

Saturated Fat 5.3g27%

Sodium 350mg15%

Potassium 256mg7%

Carbohydrates 38.2g13%

Fiber 3.8g15%

Sugar 16.9g19%

Protein 11.1g22%

Calcium 90mg9%

Iron 0.4mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Clean Eating French Toast {A 15 Minute Recipe!} (9)Macinda says

    Starting a new journey! You recipes look good and tasty can’t wait to try them. Thank you

    Reply

  2. Clean Eating French Toast {A 15 Minute Recipe!} (10)Mary says

    Hi! I’m kind of new to this cooking thing, and was wanting to know if I can replace whole milk with any non-dairy milk? Also the butter with vegan butter. These look amazing but I’m dairy free!

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    • Clean Eating French Toast {A 15 Minute Recipe!} (11)Andrea says

      Hi Mary,

      Yes, you should be able to substitute the whole milk for a non-dairy milk, like almond milk. I believe almond milk is a 1 for 1 substitute for milk, but if you’re using something else, just look up the substation ratio. I have never used vegan butter, so I can’t say positively, but it seems like the substitution should work.

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Clean Eating French Toast {A 15 Minute Recipe!} (2024)

FAQs

What is the trick to French toast? ›

How can you cook French toast so that it doesn't get soggy from the egg mixture but still gets soaked through in order to be soft inside? You need to slice your bread the day before and leave it out to dry overnight. That way, it soaks up the egg while maintaining its shape. Much better final texture.

Is it OK to eat French toast everyday? ›

French toast should also be eaten in moderation since it also contains plenty of cholesterol. When your body has constantly high levels of cholesterol, this can lead to a cholesterol build-up known as plaque. This plaque will then lead to narrow and hardened arteries that can obstruct blood and oxygen flow.

Should French toast have more eggs or milk? ›

Whatever you decide on, the ratio of liquid to egg will still be about ¼ cup liquid to one egg, and one egg per two slices of bread. So, if you want to make four slices of French toast, you would need four slices of bread, two eggs, and ½ cup milk. How's that for an easy recipe?

Should I use butter when making French toast? ›

Butter gives French toast a deep richness and comforting quality, which are what we crave on mornings we sizzle this breakfast staple. To prevent burning or smoking, use a combination of butter and oil in the pan to cook the toast.

Does the milk matter in French toast? ›

Others might not be as bothered by that, so it's really a matter of personal preference. The good news is that milk makes a fine batter and by no means should be considered a concession. (As for skim milk, I skipped it for two reasons: French toast isn't supposed to be health food, and I hate skim milk.)

Which is healthier French toast or pancakes? ›

On one hand, the average plate of pancakes contains around 500 calories, 88 grams of carbohydrates, and 4 grams of saturated fat, while a similar-sized serving of French toast has around 990 calories, 120 grams of carbohydrates, and 18 grams of saturated fat. These numbers would appear to make pancakes the winner.

What can you use instead of butter for French toast? ›

Use thick slices of bread and soak it just long enough to absorb the egg mixture but not so long that it becomes saturated. Shortening or oil can be used instead of butter when cooking the French toast. The amount needed will depend on the size of pan; use just enough to coat the bottom.

Why is restaurant French toast so much better? ›

Restaurant French toast is generally a superior product because of time. Letting it soak in the custard for up to five minutes allows more delicious dairy to be absorbed. This step is where having stale bread is essential. Using soft fresh bread will take on too much custard and become a mushy mess.

Why is my French toast bad? ›

For French toast, the amount of ingredients can make all the difference in the finished product. Too much, says Bon Appetit, could turn your bread into a soggy mess. The same could happen if you measure out a bit too much dairy.

What kind of bread do you use for French toast? ›

The best breads for French toast are brioche, sourdough, French bread, or challah. These varieties are dense and sturdy enough to handle total saturation in the wet, milky, egg custard without falling apart. However, in a pinch, any thick-sliced white bread will do.

What goes good with French toast? ›

Toppings: jams, syrups, or powdered sugar are all good toppings for French toast. Fresh cut fruit is ideal with French toast, especially melons and berries. Sausage, ham or bacon would be great too. And good coffee, don't forget the coffee!

What happens if you soak French toast too long? ›

The first is using fresh bread, which soaks up too much of the egg mixture and doesn't cook through, remaining eggy and soggy in the middle. Leaving the bread in the egg mixture for too long is another route to soggy French toast.

Is it better to cook French toast fast or slow? ›

Cooking it low and slow lets the bread soak up even more flavor. Stuffed French Toast: Chocolate, fruit, cream cheese or savory ingredients can all be stuffed inside French toast for extra flavor.

Is milk or heavy cream better for French toast? ›

We use whole milk because the higher fat content makes the French toast nice and creamy, but you can substitute heavy cream, almond milk, or even coconut milk. The flavors will change a little, but the end result will still be delicious!

Why is my French toast falling apart? ›

The reason? "If you use fresh bread, it will soak up the [custard] so quickly that you run the risk of your French toast falling apart," explains Traci Weintraub, founder and head chef at Gracefully Fed. Alternatively, "slightly stale bread tends to hold up better in the liquid mixture," she says.

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