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Overnight French Toast: A Sweet Start to Friday Morning

Think French toast is just for weekends? This recipe whips up super quickly, even on the busiest weekday morning. Just make sure you learn from my mistake and brush your teeth after you flip the toast…unless you want to end up with extra crispy  version like mine 😉 Still tasted great though!

Overnight French Toast

  • 2 pieces of whole grain bread (I like Food For Life Ezekiel & GF Brown Rice breads)
  • 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites **See note for a vegan option
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or agave (sometimes I make a sugar-free version with a few drops of stevia)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp  nutmeg
**For a vegan version omit eggs entirely and replace with an extra tbsp of chia seeds, 1/2 mashed banana and an additional 1/4 cup of almond milk 
  1. Whisk all ingredients together and pour into a shallow baking dish.
  2. Add toast and allow to sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Flip once and then soak overnight.
  3. In the morning simply transfer to a griddle or pan coated with a thin layer of coconut oil (a teaspoon or so) and fry on medium heat for about 3-4 mins/side or until egg is cooked through in the centre.

I topped one half of mine with mashed banana and peanut butter and the other half with fresh raspberries and a sample pack of Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter I had been saving for just such an occasion.

Now that’s the way to start a Friday.

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  • Reply Sarah B @ Bake + Bike December 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Yesss I don’t even like french toast very much and this is making me hungry.

    Chocolate almond butter + raspberries sound fantastic.

    • Reply the healthy hipster December 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      That’s how I feel too! Its a rare occasion that I make it but sometimes its good to mix it up, right? And yes its such a shame fancy nut butters like Justins are so prohibitively pricey but it just makes me enjoy them all the more when I get my hands on some! 🙂

  • Reply Bridget @ The Road Not Processed November 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Well this certainly looks awesome! I’ll have to def try out the vegan version soon. Already have all the ingredients, which makes it even better. Thanks for postin’ this!

    • Reply the healthy hipster November 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Gotta love having things on hand! Never underestimate the power of a well stocked pantry. Tell me how it goes! 🙂

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