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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:
- 2 slices of High Protein Bread, crusts removed
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- 1 banana, sliced, to serve
- small handful of mixed berries, to serve
- sugar free maple syrup, to serve
● 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?!