If you are using whole eggs to make your French toast, then there is already a bunch of Protein in your french toast to begin with, but I am trying to build muscle, and so after a heavy weights workout I am looking for a lot more protein to repair muscle tissue. This is where my super protein whole wheat french toast recipe enters. It’s über simple to make and jam packed with protein and complex carbohydrates, I usually eat these once a week in the afternoon, after a workout, instead of the usual protein shake.
Here are all the ingredients that you will need:
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1 Egg Whites
- 1/2 Scoop of your favorite Vanilla Protein Powder (as I’ve said in this blog, I prefer Dymatize)
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 TBS of Unsweetend Almond Milk
- 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread (you can use any type really. Ezekiel, sprouted, multi-grain…)
- 1 Tsp of Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Medium Banana (sliced as garnish)
I mix the egg, egg whites, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, cinnamon, and almond milk in my Nutri-Bullet and then I pour everything into a bowl. I add the slices of bread to the mixture and coat well. Next, I place a tiny dab of coconut oil in a heated pan to sizzle. Once the soaked slices are placed into the hot pan, I pour the remaining mixture over the frying french toast and puncture the toast with a fork so the remaining protein mixture can absorb into the toast. I flip the toast once after a minute and fry the other side.
Since my protein powder is somewhat sweet, I find I don’t need a whole lot of syrup on top, but you can top with syrup, sugar, sweetener, berries or bananas. The choices are up to your palate really. My accompanying drink of choice is an almond milk latte and when I’m too lazy to make the latte, water works well too.
This recipe (including the banana) will give you
- 47g Carbs
- 33g Protein
- 10g Fat
I haven’t listed calories, because I don’t count calories. I find macro nutrient intake much more important to a healthy diet than overall calories. If you want to, you can figure out the calories by multiplying 47×4, 33×4 and 10×9 and total all of them together to get overall calories. Also, depending on your personal macros, you may choose to make this recipe with egg whites only and omit the fattier egg yolk. I have a high fat macro count in my daily intake and since the yolk contains amazing super nutrients, I think its important to include it in my diet.
Let me know what your favorite post workout fuel is and what you usually top your french toast with. I love hearing from you!
To eating positively scrumptious goodies,