Today, I’m sharing one of the recipes from my little breakfast cookbook.
In case you didn’t know, I’m all about flavour when it comes to cooking. With this cookbook, I subverted typical breakfast recipes for flavour-packed, trendy new takes. So if you’re a plain-French-toast-with-table-syrup, plain-oatmeal-with-brown-sugar, scrambled-eggs-with-just-salt-and-pepper kind of person, my cookbook may not be for you.
Although, if that’s the case, I would encourage you to try something new. 😉 I love this French toast, in that it’s so full of flavour, and so sweet! You can easily leave out the maca powder, and sub the protein powder for cocoa powder or even hot chocolate powder, or melted chocolate chips. Feel free to play with the flavours, too; peanut flour would add a nice, nutty flavour.
I also recommend eating this sweet goodness right alongside your favourite coffee!
2 slices whole grain bread, or 2 slices sourdough bread
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, or other milk
1/2 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (can use more, but the texture may be “gummy;” I recommend Vega vanilla protein powder)
spoonful peanut butter
spoonful chocolate protein powder
spoonful goat’s milk yogurt (or other full-fat yogurt)
small banana, sliced
large handful mixed frozen berries
extra cinnamon, maple syrup, and powdered sugar, for topping
1. In medium bowl, beat egg well. Whisk in milk, maca powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and protein powder.
2. In medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Dip both sides of each piece of bread in egg mixture. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes for maximum flavour!
3. Place bread on heated skillet. After 3-5 minutes, flip French toast with spatula; cook 2-3 minutes more, or until golden brown on both sides. Resist the urge to push toast down with spatula, as this dilutes flavour!
4. Serve hot with desired toppings, such as fruit, peanut butter, melted berries, yogurt, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.