French toast is a breakfast staple. It’s not widely talked about, but this classic dish can be SO easily made healthy! Not only can it be healthified in its most basic form, but you can also jazz it up and still be eating entirely clean! Who would have thought that you could enjoy a heaping plate of warm, hearty French toast doused with melted peanut butter and sprinkled with chocolate chips, all while eating healthy?
I always see the most beautiful photos of breakfasts on Instagram that are drizzled and topped copiously with delicious ingredients. Truth be told, I never attempted such an Instagrammable breakfast dish until this one, and I’ll definitely be continuing this process more often. It was so easy, so fun, so tasty, and so pretty! Plus, with less than 400 calories per serving (depending on what variety of bread you use; I used Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread), this is a dish that can – and should – be enjoyed frequently!
Since today is National French Toast Day, I decided to create a delicious, low calorie dish for you to make to celebrate this fun food holiday. I’m a total breakfast gal – I could literally eat breakfast for every meal – so this is a recipe that I honestly plan to make all the time. I used Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, which are made with stevia, so you can avoid any refined sugar (click here to buy). Add an extra drizzle of some pure maple syrup if you desire to make it a bit sweeter.
This dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Kids will enjoy drizzling the peanut butter and throwing on the chocolate chips, and so will adults. Make this French toast recipe today or any day! P.S. this would make an amazing Christmas morning breakfast. Just sayin’.
- In a wide bowl, add the egg, egg whites, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and a dash of cinnamon. Whisk well.
- Spray a frying pan with olive oil nonstick cooking spray and heat on medium low heat.
- Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture and shake the excess liquid back into the mixing bowl. Place the piece of bread on the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, then flip it and cook the other side. When there is no more liquid visible, remove the bread from the heat and place it on a plate. Repeat this process with the remaining pieces of bread.
- Cut the slices of French toast in half diagonally. Arrange them on a plate.
- Place 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave the peanut butter on high for 30-40 seconds, or until melted. Immediately remove it and stir constantly while you transfer it into a pourable cup (I used a measuring cup). Quickly drizzle the peanut butter over the toast. If you wait too long, it will solidify, so it's important to perform this step quickly.
- Top with 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips. Enjoy!
- Calories: in entire recipe: about 785 calories. Four French toast triangles are about 392 calories, including the toppings.