If there is one thing I love, it is waking up in the morning to eat! I honestly LOVE food, and I LOVE breakfast foods even more! Funny enough though, when I was younger I used to hate (like really really despise) French toast.
I know, I know. Just bare with me! I can explain! I was used to the dry, pre-frozen kind in school that was a lot like cardboard and had no real body or flavor. Was anyone else forced to endure that torture? I would really hope not. The memories make me cringe.
But in any case, despite the fact that I ruled French toast out in my formative years there came a faithful day where I was intrigued by the idea of “Challah French Toast” while ordering take out. It was probably fueled by the fact that I had tried an AH-MAZING Challah Grilled Cheese while in college–so good I bought 2 in one night. My peers were selling them for $1! Who could resist $1 Challah Grilled Cheese?! Or anything with cheese for that matter!
Reminded by that exquisite memory, I made the leap and got the Challah French Toast. One of the best decisions of my life, easily. I have come to appreciate everything French Toast, and making this while following a Bodybuilding nutrition plan makes me so overjoyed!
–3 Slices of Ezekiel Bread (I used their Cinnamon Raisin Flavor because as you will all soon learn, I love everything Cinnamon Raisin)
–Cinnamon (I used Pumpkin Spice for the above)
–Vanilla Extract (Optional!)
–1c Egg Whites (or 5-6 Eggs)
–Optional: Omelette Fillings, Maple Syrup, Greek Yogurt
This is super easy and simple to make! Pour about 1/4c (or crack 1 egg) onto a plate. Sprinkle in some cinnamon and about a teaspoon of vanilla extract, then swirl the mixture around the plate. Afterward, soak 1 slice of Ezekiel in the mixture making sure to heavily coat both sides. I normally spray a pan with cooking spray and then pour it all into the pan so that the egg creates a crust around the bread. Once you have repeated this for all three slices of bread, you can top with a dollop of Greek Yogurt (As I have done in the picture above. 0% Fage is my yogurt of choice!) and pure maple syrup. You can totally customized your French Toast as well and add Peanut Butter, nuts and/or seeds or fresh chopped up fruit!
For the omelette, I cooked up some arugula then dropped in 1/2c of egg whites (or 1-2 eggs depending on your personal preference). I prefer my eggs to be a little bit more on the crispy side–which my boyfriend always tells me is weird– so I tend to let them cook on each side for quite some time.
I love making this because it’s super easy, quick, and allows you to treat yourself without worrying about packing on the pounds! Now that sounds like my kind of meal!