Fruit and Nut Butter Cinnamon French Toast

Fruit and Nut Butter French Toast
Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD
Total Time 10 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 5 min
Yield 4 sandwiches (201 cals each)

Sick of PB&J? How about French toast? Tweak the two traditional recipes for a morning breakfast treat.

Starting your day off with nutritious ingredients can set a healthy mindset for the day, helping you make good-for-you choices for every meal and snack. This recipe boasts a serving of fruit alongside fiber and protein—16 percent and 18 percent of your daily target values, respectively, and it omits the butter and added sugar, upping the heart-health factor for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • olive oil spray

Preparation

  1. Mix apple slices with cinnamon and lemon juice in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave, covered, for 45 seconds.
  2. Slice each piece of bread in half and spread about half a tablespoon of almond butter on each half.
  3. Arrange the apple slices on top of the almond butter, then top with the other bread half.
  4. Crack the eggs into the same bowl the apples were in and beat them. Dip the four sandwiches in, letting them sit and soak the egg mixture for about two minutes.
  1. Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil spray and arrange the sandwiches in it over medium heat. Let them cook, covered, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until the egg sets.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Apples are a sweet and crunchy filling for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite! Pears and bananas are two options that work well. If you're using pears, peel them like you would the apples and follow the same directions. If you're using bananas, omit the cinnamon and lemon juice and don't microwave them—just slice them up and arrange them on the bread.

This recipe works just as well with peanut butter or other nut butters. Use your favorite.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Enjoy your breakfast with one of these warm beverages:

  • Coconut Golden Milk: Turmeric, the golden spice, is creatively combined with coconut milk for a refreshing drink.
  • Creamy Cocoa Matcha Latte: Enjoy the antioxidants in matcha green tea powder along with those in unsweetened cocoa powder.

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