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Pumpkin Protein French Toast

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 249
Protein 22g
Fat 6g
Carbs 34g
Total Time 15 minutes

A healthy breakfast is an essential step for you to have a productive day. Many breakfast recipes are not really suited for a healthy start to a day. One of these is French toast. Some of the French toast recipes are overly sweet for no reason at all. However, this does not mean there are no other options. With this protein French toast recipe, you can enjoy one of your favorite breakfasts in a much healthier and more nutritious way. If you are ready, let’s get cooking.

First of all, for this recipe you will need to following ingredients: one whole egg and one egg white, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of nutmeg, one and a half scoops of vanilla isolate whey protein or if you do not like vanilla you can also use the unflavored kind. You will also need four ounces of unsweetened almond milk, two tablespoons of canned pumpkin you can use your favorite brand, and eight slices of multigrain bread, for example, Good Seed bread. For the garnish, you will need half a cup of Greek yogurt, the 2% one, and eight tablespoons of maple syrup, sugar-free.

To prepare this treat, start by mixing together the ingredients in a large bowl until they are thoroughly combined and smooth. Add the bread slice by slice into the mixture letting it soak but not for too long, a maximum of one minute. Get a nonstick skillet and spray it with cooking oil. Heat it up on medium heat. Add the bread without overcrowding the pan; it is better to go slower. Cook the bread for one minute on each side or until golden brown. You can also bake them in the oven at 420 degrees Fahrenheit for five to seven minutes.

This protein French toast is definitely a great way to start your day. It is healthy but also delicious and sweet. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Protein French Toast

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • egg
  • egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla isolate whey protein (or unflavored)
  • 4oz almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (I used Simple Truth brand)
  • 8 slices multigrain bread (I used Dave’s 70 calorie Good Seed bread)
  • cooking spray
  • Garnish
    • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt (2 tablespoons per serving)
    • 8 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
Steps
  1. Set oven to 420F.
  2. Whisk together the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Add the slices of bread to the batter, one by one, and let each piece soak for no more than 1 minute. Soaking too long will cause the bread to fall apart.
  4. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray or olive oil.
  5. Add 2 or 3 slices of soaked bread, and be sure not to crowd the skillet.  Cook on each side for approximately 1 minute, or until the edges are brown and slightly crispy.
  6. For meal prep, place the slices on a baking grid or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, then allow the slices to cool to room temperature. Add parchment paper between the slices, then store each portion in a sealable plastic bag.

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Calories
249
Protein
22g
Fat
6g
Carbs
34g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.