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Healthy Whole Wheat French Toast

Updated on August 1, 2013
This is french toast that I made with leftover zucchini bread
This is french toast that I made with leftover zucchini bread
If you use stale bread like I do, it will take a little extra time in the batter.
If you use stale bread like I do, it will take a little extra time in the batter.
Cast your vote for Whole Wheat French Toast

From stale bread to sweet breakfast!

I have always LOVED french toast but recently found that when ordering it in a restaurant, it can have around 20 fat grams per 2 pieces! I LOVE this recipe because it is easy to make and even easier to alter to make healthier than the restaurant version. Since I am on a "healthier eating" kick, I make my french toast with whole wheat bread and use heart healthy soy milk instead of regular milk. Instead of "frying" the bread in tons of butter as they do in a restaurant, I use coconut oil or cooking spray. It can certainly be made with the regular bread and cow's milk. This cuts my fat to about 5 grams of fat per serving!

This recipe came about when I first started baking my own breads. I would always have the crusty end pieces left over and for some reason no one wanted them. So, I began saving the end pieces and any bread that went stale and upgraded the leftovers with this easy recipe!

If you really want to increase the health factor of this breakfast.... Swap out your syrup for smashed berries! You will be adding vitamins and cutting the fat, calories, and carbs!

No matter how you make it, I hope that you enjoy this SIMPLE French Toast Recipe!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Served about 4-6 people


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup soy milk, (any milk will do but we prefer soy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg, optional
  • whole wheat bread, any type

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Just a few steps to UPGRADE your stale bread!

  1. Preheat a skillet on medium heat. Be sure to spray with cooking spray or use melted butter if you prefer.
  2. Stir all ingredients (except bread) together in a large bowl. Make sure that your "batter" is well mixed.
  3. Take your slices of bread and coat them in the batter on both sides. IF you are using stale bread (as I do), You will want to leave it soaking in the batter for a few minutes. If you are using fresh bread -simply soak bread 1 piece at a time fora few seconds on both sides.
  4. Place your sopping bread into the skillet. Brown on both sides and serve!


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    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for stopping by rebeccamealey! I used to destroy this recipe at home so I never made was always too eggy. This seems to work perfect! I hope you make it soon!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a clever way to make healthy French toast. Thanks for sharing! I have always loved it too!

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you the for the share and the votes! I always ordered it out but for some reason never made it at home! I hope you make it soon and enjoy it!

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      I only had this for the first time about 3 weeks ago. It is actually very tasty! and so easy to make.

      Shared, up and useful.


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