French toast does not have to be an indulgence. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still eat a meal that is refined sugar free and has a healthy serve of protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and whole grains (if you choose a seedy, grainy bread).
Brioche is traditionally used in french toast, but it will still taste delicious subbing in something slightly more wholesome.
This is a great way to use up oranges. It adds a lovely sweetness that would normally be achieved by adding sugar to the egg mixture. Using oranges instead of milk also makes this a dairy free breakfast. Typically 2-3 oranges will produce one cup of juice, but feel free to juice extra and serve the breakfast alongside a glass of freshly made orange juice!
Orange Spiced French Toast (Refined Sugar Free) | MOD Appliances
2-3 medium oranges, peeled (enough for 1 cup cold press orange juice)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of Sea Salt
Bread of choice, cut into thick slices or fingers (white, brioche or grainy works best)
A knob of butter or coconut oil for cooking
Fresh fruit e.g. berries or sliced banana
Unsweetened Greek yoghurt
Pure maple syrup
Dusting of extra cinnamon
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, whisk the eggs until combined;
Add in all remaining ingredients, except for the bread and butter or coconut oil and whisk to fully combine;
Heat a large pan over a medium heat and add your butter or coconut oil;
While the pan is heating up and your butter / oil is melting, 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 otherwise you will end up with soggy french toast;
Once the bread is covered, lift it 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;
Add in more butter or coconut oil as needed;
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 above!
This breakfast is great for those lazy weekend mornings and it is something that the whole family will love.