Healthy, Collagen Boosting French Toast

Heyoooo!

I’m currently inhaling a plate of this delicious collagen-boosting french toast as I type this. In my honest opinion, french toast is such an underrated breakfast food. Nearly everyone has tried it and most people enjoy it, but it always seems to take a backseat to other Sunday brunch foods like pancakes and waffles. If I could, I would eat french toast every dang day! And with how quick and easy this recipe is, that’s probably possible!

This recipe is a slight twist on the traditional french toast recipe, but it still has the amazing flavor and moist-ness of typical french toast! What makes this recipe so special is that it’s quite a bit healthier than the traditional recipe, and it’s got some skin-boosting benefits that will leave you glowing.

This recipe replaces the half-and-half, refined sugar and butter of traditional french toast recipes with plant-based milk, low-glycemic sweeteners (like maple syrup or agave), and coconut oil. It also packs a skin-boosting punch with collagen powder. Although this ingredient is optional, I highly recommend you hop on the collagen train. Collagen is one of the most abundant protein sources in our bodies and it can be found in our skin, hair, connective tissue, bones… everywhere! But as we age, our natural collagen production declines. Using collagen supplements and powders, and consuming collagen-boosting foods can help improve and maintain our collagen supply, so I try to include collagen powder in my daily routine. Today, it just so happens that I’ve added it to some french toast!

(Side note: if you want to see a post all about collagen – let me know! I’d love to dive into the facts with ya!)

Ingredients (3 servings):

  • 6 slices of multi-grain bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 scoops collagen powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Coconut oil

 

Mix together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, collagen, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a shallow bowl with a whisk until al ingredients are evenly combined.

Dip the bread slices in the egg batter, making sure to flip and coat both sides evenly. The longer you leave the bread in the batter, the more it will soak up.

Melt the coconut oil in a pan or skillet on medium heat. Cook each slice of french toast for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until it’s golden.

Serve warm with your favorite toppings! I used yogurt, blueberries, and agave nectar, and it was incredible!

What’s your favorite breakfast or brunch food?

Naturally,

Ari

 

**This post does contain an affiliate link and I may earn a profit. Recipe, images and thoughts are my own.**

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