The Fall theme continues... To be honest, I had an entirely different recipe to share with you guys today, but, unfortunately it was a big FAIL. I will continue to work on it and perhaps, share it with you next week. Instead, I decided to share a breakfast that I have been making for my son Christian all week.
My Pumpkin Pie Spice French Toast...
Now, we all love french toast, frankly it is Christian's favorite thing to have in the morning. Although french toast can be a bit indulgent, when you make these at home you will find that it is actually a good way to incorporate good healthy carbs, protein and fats in to your diet.
For this recipe I used the Bavarian Bakery Sunflower Whole Wheat Bread. Bavarian Bakery is a "local" bakery located in Longmont, Colorado. I love supporting local businesses, especially those who use all natural organic ingredients. My hubby and son are big fans of this particular bread. This bread contains wheat, therefore, if you are sensitive to gluten I do not recommend this for you. If you are curious, I buy Bavarian Bakery bread at Sam's Club.
Ingredients (good for 3 toasts:)
2 oz. of unsweetened almond milk (I used Trader Joe's)
2 whole eggs
3 slices of bread
1/2 tbsp. of coconut sugar (I used Fleur de Sel)
1/2 tbsp. of pumpkin pie spice (I used Trader Joe's)
1/4 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract (I used 365 WholeFoods brand)
I also used:
a shallow dish
Coconut oil cooking spray
a small whisk
Beat eggs, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in shallow dish. Stir in the unsweetened almond milk. Preheat your pan or griddle to medium high heat and spray well with cooking spray. Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Cook bread slices on lightly spayed nonstick griddle or skillet until browned on both sides.
I sprinkled these with the Trader Joe's 315 serving stevia extract, which I find a bit difficult to use in other recipes since it isn't sweet at all. Christian added some maple syrup and a sliced banana on top. Feel free to topped these with your favorite toppings ;o)!
If you end up giving this recipe a try, please share your recreations with me @ahealthier_fitterme on Instagram on Facebook or on Twitter.
Have a wonderful day!