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Indulgent Delight: Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast Recipe

This peanut butter-stuffed French toast is loaded with healthy fats and protein, while still being delicious.


Healthy French toast topped with peanut butter
Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

Peanut butter-stuffed French toast is a delicious twist on the classic weekend brunch dish, taking it to the next level. Despite the addition of peanut butter and maple syrup, this French toast is perfectly sweetened. The peanut butter adds a wonderfully rich and creamy texture to the dish once warmed.


There are few things as comforting as the aromatic scent of apple pie wafting through the kitchen on a crisp morning. Peanut butter is a classic American food, but what if we told you that you could enjoy those same delicious flavors in a healthier breakfast? The LemonKitchen is excited to introduce the Healthy peanut butter stuffed 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 guide you through a simple recipe that is both delicious and healthy, perfect for satisfying your cravings without sacrificing your well-being.


Why this Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast is Healthy?

  • 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.

  • Eggs: Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition! Packed with high-quality protein, essential vitamins (like B12, D, and riboflavin), and minerals (such as selenium and choline), they support muscle repair, brain health, and eye function. Plus, they're versatile and delicious!

  • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter offers a multitude of benefits! It's a fantastic source of healthy fats, and fiber, improving satiety, and digestive health. Rich in vitamins like E and B6, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium, it supports heart health, boosts energy, and promotes overall well-being. Plus, its delicious taste makes it a versatile addition to any diet!

  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup isn't just delicious; it's also packed with benefits! Unlike refined sugars, it's a natural sweetener, offering antioxidants and minerals like manganese and zinc. Its lower glycemic index compared to regular sugar means it won't spike blood sugar levels as much. Plus, its unique compounds may have anti-inflammatory properties, promoting heart health and aiding in digestion. Drizzle it guilt-free for a sweet and nutritious boost!


What makes the Lemon Kitchen french toast better?


If you have followed my blog for any time, a trend has emerged. Foods that I make are full of flavor, without added sugar or unhealthy ingredients. And while there certainly is a place for sweets and treats, if you are trying to get healthier and/or lose weight, then those foods will have to be an occasional treat. Better yet, the LemonKitchen peanut butter stuffed French toast packs in over 30 grams of protein per serving containing less than 650 calories with no added sugar!


Why is protein important for breakfast?


It is no secret in the fitness industry that protein is a critical component of your diet. As described by the National Library of Medicine, every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of a protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women.


The saying goes, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". And while that isn't technically true, having a filling breakfast will help you make better decisions throughout the rest of the day. If you look at studies, they consistently rate protein and fiber as the macronutrients that fill you up the most.


Are there swaps that can be made for this healthy peanut butter stuffed french toast?


It certainly can be! The only thing that contains gluten in my recipe is the bread I use. I use 647 Schmidt Italian bread because it's only 40 calories a slice and contains 6 grams of fiber per slice. The bread can easily be swapped out for a gluten-free version if you prefer to make the entire recipe gluten-free. Additionally, you can swap peanut butter for almond butter if you cannot eat or don't like peanut butter.


How to make this healthy peanut butter stuffed french toast?


There are 4 simple steps to making this healthy pumpkin french toast!

  1. Make the egg mixture. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a large shallow bowl.

  2. Spread the peanut butter. Take 2 tbsp of the peanut butter and add it to two slices of bread. Top each slice with another slice of bread to make a sandwhich.

  3. Heat your griddle. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of butter or cooking spray. I use cooking spray to help reduce the calories a bit.

  4. Dip, cook & enjoy! Lastly, dunk both sides of a slice of bread in the egg mixture for no more than 10 seconds total and place on your skillet golden brown on both sides.


So instead of belaboring this, let's get a fryin'


  • 4 slices of low-carb bread or bread of choice

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 oz of milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 - 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (I use Nuts N More)

  • Maple Syrup

Instructions:

  1. Spread 2 tbsp of peanut butter evenly on 2 slices of bread. Top each with another slice to form sandwiches.

  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon until well combined.

  3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of butter or oil.

  4. Dip each peanut butter sandwich into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are coated evenly.

  5. Place the dipped sandwiches onto the skillet or griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.

  6. Once cooked, remove the French toast from the skillet and serve immediately with your choice of toppings, such as maple syrup, powdered sugar, and another tbsp of Nuts 'N More peanut butter.

  7. Enjoy your delicious Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast!


Nutrition (1 Serving):


Calories: 625

Protein: 33.6g

Fats: 33.6g

Carbs: 40.3g

Fiber: 33.5g

Net Carbs: 6.8g


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