When I was a little kid, my mom would often make me french toast for breakfast. She has a huge sweet tooth and would whip up my french toast with cinnamon, vanilla, and icing sugar.
She would bring it to me swirled with maple syrup, and even more icing sugar sprinkled on top. It was a sticky sweet delicious treat.
When I was a teenager, my boyfriend at the time had a large family that loved making big breakfasts on the weekend. His dad was often in charge of this meal and would make french toast in order to stretch out the eggs so everyone could get a hearty meal.
To my great surprise, he would fry pieces of bread soaked in eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bacon grease! The preferred topping for this savory version was Cheese Whiz. It was the polar opposite to my mother’s sweet version.
I tend to enjoy more savory foods than sweet, however, as an adult now, I make my french toast on the sweeter side, but not so sugary as my mother’s.
French toast is not typically a well balanced meal. It is mostly carbs with a bit of protein from the eggs. I prefer to try and eat my meals with balanced macronutrients in order to feel full and satisfied for longer.
My version is similar to traditional french toast except I add in protein powder and top it with a cream cheese protein glaze and caramelized bananas.
Try it! It’s delicious!
For other sweet breakfast recipes try these!
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles with only 5 ingredients!
Cherry Almond Baked Protein Oatmeal
and for a savory breakfast try this Healthy Veggie Egg Bake
Or just go and check out my High Protein Breakfast Meal Prep round up!
Enjoy with a Vietnamese Egg Coffee.
PIN me to your Healthy Recipes or Breakfast board!
Protein French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Cream Cheese Glaze
For the French Toast
- 4 slices whole grain bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/4 cup whey protein powder vanilla
- 1/2 tsp, each cinnamon and ginger
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
For the caramelized banana
- 1 medium banana sliced
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
For the cream cheese glaze
- 2 tbsp light cream cheese
- 1 tbsp almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp whey protein powder vanilla
For the french toast
- Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium-high
- Mix milk, eggs, protein powder, cinnamon and ginger in a shallow dish
- Dunk slices of bread, one side then the other in the liquid mixture, making sure not to soak too much
- Fry bread in a pan until nicely browned on each side
For caramelized banana
- Add more oil to the pan and saute sliced banana until golden but not too mushy and remove from heat
For cream cheese glaze
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth
- Top french toast with bananas and glaze and serve immediately or pack into meal prep boxes
Protein powder-infused French toast and caramelised bananas… what’s not to love? Looks delicious and I can’t wait to give it a try!
Thank you! I’m sure you’ll love it 😉
This absolutely sounds amazing! Definitely am going to have to try this!!
Yum!! I’ve never had it with carmalized bananas, sounds delicious!
Yum! I’ve never had them with carmalized bananas, this sounds amazing!! What a yummy topping!
It is so good! Caramelized bananas are also awesome on top of oatmeal!
This looks delicious! I never considered putting protein powder in the mix but will definitely give it a try.
I love french toast and am so hungry for it lately! Love that you added protein powder!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Thank you! I hope you like it!
Ooh this looks really good. I like the added protein. 🙂
Why thank you 🙂
This looks amazing! We need a healthier version of french toast in my family!!!!
Thanks! Glad to help 😀
Yummy! I love when people can get a traditional recipe and make it healthier but still appealing. I want to be healthy but I still want to be able to be happy!
This looks like something that could check both boxes!
I totally agree! There are only so many sacrifices I’m willing to make!
My family would enjoy this breakfast meal. Something we would make on the weekend and enjoy.
Yum! This truly looks scrumptious. What a delicious breakfast treat!
Thank you so much!
Oooo I love French toast and this recipe looks like a keeper!