Move over pancakes, french toast is the new weekend breakfast on the block.
So many people think french toast is an unhealthy option for breakfast and with so many cafes opting to top their french toast with ice cream, strips of streaky bacon and sugary crumbs, I can certainly see why that is the case.
But it doesn't have to be! Grab some good quality, sturdy bread. Dunk it in a mixture of eggs and orange juice along with some spices, fry in a little bit of coconut oil and top with greek yoghurt and fresh fruit and all of a sudden, you have a balanced meal containing protein, calcium, good fats and carbs. Using orange juice instead of milk in the batter eliminates the need to add sugar or some form of sweetener as the natural sugars in the orange juice provide enough sweetness on their own.
Orange & Bluberry French Toast | MOD Appliances
3 medium oranges, peeled
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Day old bread of choice, cut into thick slices or fingers
Coconut oil for cooking
Pure maple syrup
Set up your MOD Cold Press Juicer (see Juicing Handbook for further instructions) and juice the oranges until you have 1 cup of juice.
In a medium ceramic baking dish, add in the eggs and all remaining ingredients except for the bread and coconut oil. Whisk until combined.
Heat a large pan over a medium heat and melt down the coconut oil.
While the pan is heating up, place your first piece of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides get completely covered. Do not let the bread sit in the mixture long, just enough to become completely covered.
Lift the bread out and give it a little shake to shake off excess batter. Place onto your heated pan and cook on one side for a few minutes until golden, turning down the pan if it gets too hot. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
If your pan is large enough, you can cook multiple pieces at once, just be careful not to overcrowd the pan. Keep the cooked pieces in a warm oven while you cook the rest.
Serve up with your favourite toppings. Some of ours have been included in the ingredients above.