Autumn Breakfast: Spiced French Toast

healthy french toastAs the weather turns and the mornings become cooler, I find it comforting and nourishing to have a warm breakfast. Lately, my go-to favorite has been French toast, which pairs nicely with a hot cup of decaf or matte tea. I’ve concocted a healthier version of traditional French toast that uses pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in place of powered sugar and maple syrup. The beauty of this recipe is that you get a good serving of protein and fiber from the eggs and bread in a dish that’s satisfying and delicious, without all of the added sugar and calories.


  • 2 eggs (organic)
  • 2 slices Ezekiel whole-grain bread
  • 2 tbsp vanilla (alcohol- and sugar-free)
  • Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to taste
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Sweetener such as Stevia (optional)
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray (optional)


  1. Preheat skillet and spray with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, sweetener and cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice together in a wide flat bowl
  3. Take individual bread slices, and dip them in mixture, one side and then the other
  4. Lay egg-soaked bread on hot skillet
  5. Cook on each side until brown
  6. Serve with butter spray, fresh fruit, or eat plain

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