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A Slice of Heaven: Apple Pie Bliss on Toast!

Indulge in a slice of heaven with our healthy Apple Pie French Toast – a warm, cinnamon-kissed breakfast delight that's a cozy blend of rich apple pie and fluffy toast, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

There are few things as comforting as the aromatic scent of apple pie wafting through the kitchen on a crisp morning. Apple pie is a classic American dessert, but what if we told you that you could enjoy those same delicious flavors in a healthier breakfast? We are excited to introduce the Healthy Apple Pie French Toast, which is a delectable twist on the classic recipe that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nourishes your body. In this article, we will walk you through a simple and wholesome recipe that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

Why This is Healthy Breakfast?

  • Low-Carb bread: Choosing a low-carbohydrate bread will not only increase fiber content but also keep calories low, allowing you to enjoy your weekend brunch while reducing calorie intake to aid weight loss.

  • Apples: Apples are a good source of essential nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants. The fiber in apples helps lower cholesterol levels, and the antioxidants may reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Coconut Oil: A healthier cooking oil alternative that's high in healthy fats. Coconut oil contains predominantly healthy saturated fats, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can be easily digested and provide a quick source of energy. Some research suggests that coconut oil may have a neutral or even positive impact on heart health when used in moderation, though it's important to balance this with a healthy diet.

  • Walnuts and other nuts: A source of healthy fats and protein. Walnuts are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid. Consuming walnuts can help reduce bad cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of heart disease. The omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in walnuts have been linked to improved cognitive function and may help reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

  • Unsweetened Almond Milk: Almond milk is a great alternative to cow's milk if you have problems digesting lactose, but it's also a great way to reduce calories. Althought, if you do not have issues with lactose, I would recommend using cow's milk over a sweetened version of nut milk for the additional protein.

Tips for Making Apple Pie French Toast.

  • My favorite apples to bake with are Fuji, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady. You can use one variety or a mix of varieties.

  • If you want to reduce your calorie intake and lose weight, try using a low-carb bread like Schmidt 647. However, if you're not worried about calories, Brioche is a great option.

How to Make Healthy Apple Pie French Toast.

Step 1: Prepare the Apple Pie Filling

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil or butter.

  2. Add the thinly sliced apples, apple pie seasoning (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg) to the skillet.

  3. Sauté the apples until they become soft and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. If you'd like a touch of sweetness, drizzle in a teaspoon of pure maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice to enhance the flavors.

  5. Remove the apple pie filling from the heat and set it aside.

Step 2: Make the French Toast

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, unsweetened apple sauce, protein powder, vanilla extract, apple pie spice, and a pinch of salt.

  2. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or a touch of coconut oil.

  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure both sides are well-coated but not soggy.

  4. Cook the soaked bread slices on the hot skillet until they turn golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Step 3: Assemble Your Healthy Apple Pie French Toast

  1. Place a slice of French toast on a plate.

  2. Spoon the warm apple pie filling over the top.

  3. If you desire, add a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt for creaminess.

  4. Sprinkle with chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or walnuts) for an extra crunch.

  5. Drizzle with a touch of honey or maple syrup for sweetness.

Healthy Apple Pie French Toast is a flavorful, satisfying breakfast option that won't leave you feeling guilty. By making a few simple ingredient swaps and cooking techniques, you can enjoy the heartwarming flavors of apple pie in a way that supports your well-being. So, why not treat yourself to a healthier indulgence that's perfect for those cozy mornings or special occasions? Give it a try and enjoy the delightful fusion of breakfast and dessert – guilt-free!

LemonKitchen Healthy Apple Pie French Toast

French Toast Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of low carb bread or bread of choice

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 oz of almond milk

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce

  • 1/2 scoop protein powder ( I prefer the PEScience brand)

  • Apple pie seasoning (or 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp all spice)

  • 1 red apple

  • 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil

  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar or honey

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

French Toast Instructions:

  1. French Toast Base: Mix all the ingredients and soak the bread. Cook on a pan over medium high heat.

  2. Fried Apples: Dice apples. In a hot pan, add apples.. saute until the apples are slightly soft. Add cinnamon and brown and mix for 1 min.

  3. Plate: Top fried bread with fried apples, whipped cream, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, and walnuts.

Nutrition (1 Serving):

Calories: 621

Protein: 32.5g

Fats: 24.3g

Carbs: 90.9g

Fiber: 31.8g

Net Carbs: 59.3g

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