Soft-baked, small batch French toast casserole for two! Fluffy bread coated with thick, protein-rich batter makes for the ultimate sweet breakfast or brunch dish. Low in fat and totally sugar-free, this healthy French toast will make you think you’re starting your day with dessert!
Unpopular opinion: I don’t like French toast.
Or at least, I didn’t think I liked it.
Growing up, we were more of waffle/pancake family when it comes to fun, family breakfasts on weekends and holidays. That or my mom would make wonderful scrambled eggs and fresh cinnamon sugar toast. Ahhhh the memories.
I can’t remember one time she ever made French toast! But I didn’t really feel like I was missing out on anything. I’d always bring a lunch on the days at school when french toast was being served for lunch (something about mushy bread and gloopy syrup didn’t appeal to me!) and the French toast Lunchables of the 90s never made it into our grocery cart.
You could say I had the wrong impression of French toast or perhaps that I was never properly introduced to its deliciousness. Either way, I am sad to say it took 21 years for me to finally jump on the French toast bandwagon!
Time to make up for lost time if you know what I mean.
I (personally) have made 2016 the year of trying new things, and that definitely includes new foods! So when I saw the Recipe Redux theme for this month….
February 2016 – Theme
Break Out of Breakfast Boredom
Cooks aren’t always pressed for time in the mornings – they just need new ideas. Think mug cakes, smoothie bowls, breakfast cookies and more. Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!
I actually had to do a bit of research because I wasn’t totally positive about what all goes into French toast. Once I got a handle on things however, the ideas came quickly and I decided to make a healthy, tasty French toast BAKE!
All the flavor and texture of French toast, but even better because it’s perfectly cooked throughout and comes in a serving size made for two people.
Too bad Valentine’s Day has passed! This would have been an awesome breakfast for you and your special someone. 😉
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- Mix together milk, eggs, protein powder, spices, and vanilla.
- Cut each slice of bread into fours.
- Line an 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan with parchment paper and place bread in two flat layers on the bottom.
- Pour egg mixture over bread.
- Lightly press bread down using a spatula so that bread soaks up the mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate over night.
- Remove from the refrigerator approximately 15-20 minutes for baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until bread is lightly golden brown on top.
- Serve with your favorite syrup, fruit, or whipped topping!
One thing I love about this recipe is that you can prep it the night before and then just stick it in the oven for a bit while you’re getting ready in the morning. Once you’re done with your morning routine, you have fresh, hot, tasty French toast waiting for you. Did I mention it fills the house with an amazing smell? Baked bread just smells good. 🙂
This recipe is SO customizable to! You can change up the flavors depending on the type of protein powder you use and the topping choices are ENDLESS. Here are some things I’ve tried…
100% maple syrup + cinnamon
banana syrup + banana slices + walnuts
blueberry sauce + toasted pecans + coconut shreds
peanut butter (made into a sauce with almond milk) + sliced frozen cherries + granola
I’d love to hear what ideas you come up with!
For a high protein, satisfying, DELICIOUS breakfast, this French toast bake cannot be beat!
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Looking for some other baked breakfast ideas? Try out these recipes…
Are there any classic breakfast foods that you don’t like?
Have you tried any foods later in life that most people have when they are younger?
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