Two Minute French Toast with #LeanIn15

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Did you catch my initial review of the latest #LeanIn15 book from Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach?!   Well in the run up to the launch of the book, there was one recipe that tempted me – this recipe here for Cinnamon French Toast. I actually only ever tried French Toast (or eggy bread) for the first time on vacation in Mykonos in May and liked it. I always like to be able to make everything I like at home and I decided this recipe would be a good place to start. Joe has shared the recipe on social media and on an online magazine so I thought I would adapt it to my likings and share with you! 

Firstly, I’m obsessed with my Tefal OptiGrill, so I figured I would use it to make this french toast. It also meant I could cut a few calories / fat by eliminating the need for any coconut oil to fry the bread. I then substituted the “thick slice of white bread” for a regular slice of high protein bread for a lower glycemic index and reduced sugar / carbohydrate. Feel free to substitute both back to the original recipe if you like! 

The recipe also fits in nicely with my Two Minute Toast series (and is the second of three recipes I have to share with you!). 

What You Need: 

● Separate the yolk and the white of the egg. Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract to the yolk and whisk together until totally combined.

● Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl until it becomes light and frothy. Tip the frothy white into the yolk mixture and, with a light hand, fold in – don’t be too obsessed with completely incorporating them into each other.

● Dip the bread into the mixture, turning it a couple of times for even coverage. Let the bread sit in the mixture for a minute or so to absorb as much of the tastiness as possible.

● Turn on your Tefal Optigrill and select the manual programme. Give the grill a minute to warm up just a little, then place your soaked bread onto the grill plates and close the lid. Set a timer for two minutes, by which time your French Toast should be golden, spongy to touch with the grill marks visible.

● Plate up your French Toast and serve topped with banana slices, mixed berries and a drizzle of sugar free maple syrup.

***Competition is now closed*** Before I leave you to try this recipe for yourself, I have an awesome competition to share with you! This month, July 2016, I’m celebrating four whole years of this little blog! In honour of this, I’m trying to give back a little to everyone who’s supported me on my endeavours with a giveaway here and there! Today, I’m giving away a copy of the book you’ll find this recipe in – Lean in 15: The Shape Plan – to one lucky reader! You can enter via the rafflecopter widget – the competition closes on Friday 5th August (all T&C’s can be found via the rafflecopter widget). Good luck!!

What’s your favourite toast topping?!

Elle 🙂 



  1. Kim Neville
    August 4, 2016 / 16:52

    scrambled egg on toast

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:07

      YES! Such a good breakfast option… carbs, protein and good fats if you use some coconut oil or add a dash of avocado!

  2. Ellen Sinopoulou
    July 27, 2016 / 19:33

    Anything PB and i am happy 🙂 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:06

      #cosign 😉

  3. Laura Nice
    July 23, 2016 / 22:40

    Just jam! any kind!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:06

      Yum! I love jam as a treat! Usually have it on scones! Might have to try on toast one day!

  4. Becky Willoughby
    July 22, 2016 / 19:38


    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:06

      Why not!

  5. kj19
    July 20, 2016 / 08:25

    Almond nut butter

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:05

      YES! My ultimate favourite! haha! …even learnt to make my own 🙂

  6. Callahan4021.wordpress.com
    July 20, 2016 / 00:56

    peanut butter is my favorite topping on toast!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:05

      I'm 100% a nut butter fan too!

  7. Kim Styles
    July 19, 2016 / 15:43

    Melted cheese and marmite!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:05

      OOooo I'm yet to have a definitive answer as to whether I love or hate marmite! Must work that out soon…

  8. Laura @ Laura : Fat 2 Fit
    July 19, 2016 / 15:38

    Oooh.. the toast looks divine! I don't tend to have toast very often – but if I was to pick something to go on it, it would probably be some kind of nut butter(most likely PB) and some jam(PB & Jelly).I've been considering getting the Lean In 15 books.. I'm very much a convenience/quick food person.. and this sounds like it might be exactly what I need!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:04

      Congrats on winning Laura! Can't wait to hear what you think of the book!

  9. Claire Cly
    July 19, 2016 / 13:04

    I love cheese and bacon on toast with a little tomato ketchup 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:04

      melted cheese?! …check out my upcoming post on toasted sandwiches! 😉

  10. Tracy K Nixon
    July 19, 2016 / 11:47

    Cheese and tomato! Gorgeous when done under the grill and comes out bubbling and golden!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:03

      Yum! its the simple combinations that work best sometimes!

  11. Scallywag Sprints
    July 19, 2016 / 06:35

    The best toast topping is PB and banana for normal tost, Greek yogurt honey and berries for French toast!

    • Elle Linton
      September 4, 2016 / 16:03

      I'm with you on the pb and banana! Will have to try your french toast option!

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