Fall Flavors in Every Bite – A Quick and Easy Breakfast to Fuel Your Day!
Welcome to the world of delicious fall-inspired breakfasts with a twist – the “High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast Delight.” As the leaves change and the air gets crisper, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a plate of French toast that’s not only mouthwatering but also high in protein. I’m here to share a recipe that combines the comforting flavors of pumpkin spice with the rich goodness of French toast, all in under 20 minutes.
This breakfast isn’t just about filling your belly; it’s about savoring the essence of autumn in every bite. So, if you’re ready to elevate your breakfast game and embark on a culinary journey that’s quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying, let’s get to cooking this High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast!
Macros Per Serving
363 Calories | 53g Carbs | 17g Fat | 34g Protein
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
I’m obsessed with this recipe and here is why you will be too!
- Quick and Easy: This recipe comes together in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for a delicious and speedy breakfast.
- High-Protein Goodness: Packed with the goodness of a Vanilla Protein Shake and Organic Pasture-Raised Egg, this French toast is a protein powerhouse, keeping you energized throughout the day.
- Fall-Inspired Flavors: Embrace the spirit of autumn with the warm and comforting taste of pumpkin spice and pumpkin purée, creating a symphony of fall flavors in every bite.
- Wholesome Ingredients: Opt for quality ingredients like Seeded Keto Bread, Organic Pasture-Raised Egg, and Vanilla Protein Shake, ensuring a wholesome and nutritious breakfast.
- Creamy Yogurt Whip Topping: Elevate your French toast with a decadent Yogurt Whip topping featuring Siggi’s Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Purée, Sugar-Free Syrup, and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Spice for a creamy and indulgent finish.
Indulge in the autumnal charm and wholesome goodness of this High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast for a breakfast that’s not only delicious but also a celebration of fall flavors.
Key Ingredients for this French Toast
To create this delectable High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast, let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients:
For the Base –
- Seeded Keto Bread: I recommend using this bread for its unique texture and flavor. It adds a delightful crunch to your French toast. Plus, each slice has 5g of protein so it’s a great high-protein bread option.
- Organic Pasture-Raised Egg: Not only does it add richness and creaminess to the batter, but it’s also a more humane and environmentally friendly choice.
- Vanilla Protein Shake: This ingredient brings a punch of protein to the mix, making your breakfast both satisfying and nutritious.
- Pumpkin Purée: A star of this recipe, the pumpkin purée contributes a rich, earthy flavor and a velvety texture, perfectly complementing the warm spices.
- Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla extract enhances the overall aroma and flavor, elevating your French toast.
- Pumpkin Spice: The essence of fall, this spice blend infuses your dish with that unmistakable seasonal warmth.
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt: This creamy topping adds a layer of lusciousness to your French toast, enhancing both its flavor and texture. The Greek yogurt brings a tangy creaminess.
- Pecans and Hemp Seeds: To elevate your French toast to the next level, you have the option to garnish it with chopped Pecans and Hemp Seeds. The chopped Pecans provide a satisfying nutty crunch, while Hemp Seeds add a nutty and earthy texture. They not only enhance the visual appeal of your dish but also contribute to its overall taste and nutritional value.
- Sugar-Free Syrup: The final touch is the drizzle of Sugar-Free Syrup. It adds just the right amount of sweetness without the added sugar, ensuring your French toast is both delicious and health-conscious. It ties the whole dish together, creating a delightful and indulgent breakfast experience.
Now that you have a more detailed understanding of each key ingredient’s role in your Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice French Toast, you’re well-equipped to create a breakfast masterpiece that’s bursting with flavor and nutrition. Let’s move on to some substitution options should you not have one of these on hand!
For those who like to get creative or have specific dietary preferences, here are some substitution ideas:
- Bread Choice: While Seeded Keto Bread is a fantastic high-protein low-carb option, you can opt for your favorite bread variety, whether it’s whole-grain, sourdough, or gluten-free.
- Dairy-Free Alternative: If you’re looking to go dairy-free, replace the Greek yogurt in the yogurt whip with a non-dairy yogurt, such as almond or coconut yogurt.
- Syrup Options: Customize your sweetness level by choosing a syrup that suits your taste, whether it’s sugar-free, maple, or honey.
- Spice Blend: If you don’t have Pumpkin Spice on hand, you can create your spice mix using ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of clove for that iconic fall flavor.
**If there is a sub I haven’t mentioned above, it’s because I have not tested it and can’t speak for how well it would work for this recipe.
Equipment and Tools
Preparing your French Toast requires a few essential tools and equipment to ensure a seamless and delightful cooking experience. Here’s a more detailed list of what you’ll need:
For the Mixture and Cooking –
- Large Flat Dish: This is where you’ll create your batter mixture. Choose a dish with enough surface area to comfortably dip your bread slices.
- Whisk: To blend the ingredients for the mixture, a reliable whisk is a must. It ensures a smooth and uniform consistency, incorporating the egg, protein shake, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice effectively.
- Pan: You’ll need a good-quality pan for cooking your French toast slices. A non-stick pan is recommended for ease of cooking and cleanup.
- Measuring Scale: I prefer to use a scale to weigh out all the larger ingredients for a more precise measurement.
- Cooking Oil or Coconut Oil Spray: To prevent your French toast from sticking to the pan, a quick spray of coconut oil or your preferred cooking oil is essential.
For the Yogurt Whip Topping –
- Small Bowl: A small mixing bowl is perfect for preparing the yogurt whip. It should be large enough to comfortably combine the Greek yogurt, pumpkin purée, sugar-free syrup, and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
For Assembling and Serving –
- Plate: You’ll need a serving plate for your finished French toast. Choose a plate that complements your presentation style and provides ample space for stacking your French toast and a pool of syrup!
- Utensils: Have your favorite utensils ready for serving, such as a spatula or tongs for flipping the French toast, a spoon for dolloping the yogurt whip, and a knife for slicing if needed.
With these tools and equipment at your disposal, you’re well-prepared to create a delicious and visually appealing High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast. The right equipment ensures a smooth cooking process and sets the stage for a delightful breakfast experience.
How to Make Your High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Creating this High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast is as easy as it is delightful. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you prepare this delicious breakfast.
Prepare the Mixture
In a large flat dish, combine the following ingredients to create your flavorful batter: the Organic Pasture-Raised Egg, Vanilla Protein Shake, Pumpkin Purée, a dash of Vanilla Extract, and the Pumpkin Spice.
Whisk these ingredients until you achieve a smooth, well-mixed consistency. This mixture will be the heart of your French toast.
Coat the Bread
Take your chosen bread slices and dip them into the mixture one by one, ensuring they are thoroughly coated on both sides. This step is crucial for infusing your French toast with all those delectable fall flavors.
Heat the Pan
Place a pan on your stovetop and heat it up. For a non-stick experience, use a quick coconut oil spray or your preferred cooking oil.
Cook the French Toast
Once your pan is heated and ready, lay the coated bread slices in it. Cook them until they turn a glorious golden brown on both sides. This usually takes just a few minutes per side.
The egg and protein shake mixture will make the toast wonderfully rich and crispy.
Prepare the Yogurt Whip
While your French toast is cooking, take a small bowl and mix together the ingredients for the yogurt whip. Combine the Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Purée, Sugar-Free Syrup, and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Spice. This creamy topping will add a layer of lusciousness to your French toast.
Assemble Your Plate
The fun part begins now. Spread a dollop of the yogurt whip onto your plate as a base. Then, stack your golden-brown French toast slices on top.
To complete your masterpiece, drizzle the remaining yogurt whip over your French toast, sprinkle the chopped Pecans, add a handful of Hemp Seeds for that nutty crunch, and generously pour the Sugar-Free Syrup for an extra touch of sweetness.
Now you’re ready to indulge in a protein-packed breakfast that’s filled with the flavors of Fall. This French toast is not just a meal; it’s a morning ritual that brings comfort and delight to your day. Enjoy every bite!
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to ensure success with your Pumpkin Spice French Toast.
- Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh and high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Opt for recently purchased eggs, a quality protein shake, and fresh pumpkin purée.
- Soak Bread Thoroughly: Ensure each slice of Seeded Keto Bread is fully soaked in the mixture. This ensures that the bread absorbs the flavors and results in a moist and flavorful French toast.
- Creamy Yogurt Whip: Whip the yogurt mixture until it’s smooth and creamy. Add water a little at a time to ensure a luxurious and velvety texture for the topping.
- Serve Warm: French toast is best enjoyed warm. Serve it immediately after cooking to experience the delightful contrast between the crispy exterior and the soft, flavorful interior.
- Experiment with Toppings: While the suggested toppings are fantastic, don’t hesitate to experiment. Consider adding fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dollop of whipped cream for additional variety.
With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well-equipped to create a flawless and delicious High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast every time. Enjoy your cooking!
While this Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice French Toast is a delightful treat, it’s best enjoyed fresh to savor its flavors and textures fully. However, if you find yourself with leftovers, here are some storage instructions:
- Refrigeration: If you have any remaining French toast slices, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Ensure they are fully cooled before sealing the container to prevent condensation.
- Reheating: When ready to enjoy the leftovers, reheat the French toast slices in a toaster oven or on a stovetop. This helps maintain the crispy exterior while warming the inside.
- Toppings Separately: If you’ve prepared the Yogurt Whip, chopped Pecans, Hemp Seeds, or other toppings separately, store them in individual containers to preserve their freshness and prevent sogginess.
- Avoid Freezing: While it’s possible to freeze French toast, the texture may change upon thawing, and it might not retain the same level of crispiness. For the best experience, it’s recommended to avoid freezing.
Remember, the true magic of this French toast lies in its fresh and warm presentation. The contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender interior, along with the creamy Yogurt Whip and delightful toppings, is at its peak when consumed immediately after preparation. To fully appreciate the fall-inspired flavors and textures, it’s recommended to indulge in this Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice French Toast as soon as it’s made. Enjoy each bite while it’s at its most delicious!
More Dessert Recipes
I am a lover of dessert and require something sweet after every meal. Which is why I have a plethora of other healthy dessert options just for you!
- Guilt-Free and Gluten-Free Vegan Twix Bites
- Fudgy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies
- Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
- Vegan Peach Crumble Bars with Candied Pecans
As you embark on your journey to create and enjoy this High-Protein Pumpkin French Toast, you might have some questions.
Can I use a different type of bread?
Absolutely! You can choose your favorite bread, but I love the texture and flavor of Seeded Keto Bread for this recipe.
Is there a dairy-free option for the yogurt whip?
Yes, you can use a dairy-free yogurt of your choice for a plant-based version.
What can I use if I don’t have Pumpkin Spice on hand?
You can create your own spice mix with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of clove for that warm, fall flavor.
So there you have it – a high-protein, fall-inspired breakfast that’s quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. Whip up this High Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast and enjoy the flavors of the season in every bite. Top it with pecans, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup for the perfect finishing touch. Start your day right with this fantastic recipe!
High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- 3 slices Seeded Keto Bread (H-E-B)
- 1 Organic Pasture-Raised Egg (Vital Farms)
- 50 ml Vanilla Protein Shake (Orgain)
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin Purée
- Dash of Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 85 g Nonfat Greek Yogurt (Siggi’s)
- ½ tbsp Pumpkin Purée
- 15 ml Sugar Free Syrup (Mrs. Buttersworth)
- Sprinkle Pumpkin Spice
- 8 g Pecans (chopped)
- Hemp Seeds
- 10 ml Sugar Free Syrup
- Add your mixture ingredients to a large flat dish and whisk until smooth bowl.
- Dip in your sliced bread and flip to coat.
- Heat up a pan with a quick coconut oil spray & cook the slices until golden brown on each side.
- Also, in a small bowl, mix together the yogurt whip ingredients.
- Build your plate! Spread a dollop of yogurt to your plate and then stack your French toast. Top with the remaining yogurt whip, pecans, hemp seeds, and sugar free syrup!
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe.
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