Breakfast is my favorite meal. I love to start the day feeling satiated and energized. Each day I have a mug of hot water and lemon as I do a few things around the house and catch up on the news online. Weekday mornings are my time to get situated before the hustle and bustle of the workday begins.
In the four years since I have been gluten free, I have noticed a tremendous amount of choices that have entered the marketplace. Enjoying one of my favorite breakfasts is possible once again.
I enjoy making EXTRA FRENCH TOAST, as I believe it tastes good warm or cold. It can be a great grab and go snack when not being consumed as a proper, sit-at-the table breakfast! This recipe was for 2 meals…serving of 2 slices a person.
Gluten Free Bread (I suggest Food for Life or Three Bakers)
Honey or Chia Jam or Agave as a Syrup
1/2 cup Almond Milk (or Vanilla Almond Milk for a sweeter flavor)
1 TBSP Butter
Walnuts or Pecans (handful)
Bananas, Fresh Berries, or Powdered Sugar as a Topping
Substitute any variety of Milk
Cinnamon – as a topping or incorporated into the egg/milk mixture
- Combine the egg and milk in a flat bottom container
- Place the slices of bread in the liquid
- Turn after 5 minutes or so
- Melt the butter in a frying pan
- Add the bread and cook…Press a spatula on the bread to flatten it down to ensure it cooks thoroughly – about 5 minutes each side
- The extra “egg” mixture can be cooked to have a small amount of “eggs” on the side.
Serve or store for later.
Eat plain…have a side of fruit on the side and a cup of coffee or tea
Topping Options: Honey or Agave and Powdered Sugar (and/or add fruit like berries or bananas), Homemade Chia Jam/Jelly (store bought jam/jelly), Homemade NUT butter (or store bought), or maple syrup/syrup of your choice. Sprinkling nuts on the dish to top it all off is another option!
Yes, there are too many options…that is the beauty of the dish. The key is to make a healthy choice. The French Toast is YogaLean and a healthy start to your day, or healthy snack, unless your toppings make it a dessert and not a breakfast!
Enjoy Starting Your Day off the Yoga Lean way…the Healthy Way. Read more on my blog HealthyRecipeVariations – Rene’ MacVay.