Healthy French Toast Recipe

Healthy French Toast Recipe

Anyone who knows me will know I have the biggest sweet tooth! I mainly blame my Aunty Lainey for this, who taught me from a very young age, when going to a restaurant, always check the dessert menu first. In fact, my Aunty and I have been known to polish entire dessert spreads between the two of us - still with space for midnight snacks.

Whilst I wish it was a medical marvel we’re not the size of two houses, it actually comes down to one of my favourite expressions I’ve heard Zanna Van Dijk’s use ‘Moderation not Deprivation’. It’s something I really try and practice as much as I can - life’s too short to not have the things you love, but there needs to be some balance so I love finding and having some healthy yummy swaps from time to time.

I really love a sweet breakfast, if it’s a bowl of oats it’s usually topped with some kind of sweet topping, and anything drizzled with maple syrup is usually high on my priority list. So, I came up with this recipe for making a quick, simple and healthy alternative to one of my favourites - French Toast. The recipe is really simple, and has minimal ingredients which I love.

 Me cooking up the French Toast this Sunday! Photo from my Instagram @emrickettz.

Me cooking up the French Toast this Sunday! Photo from my Instagram @emrickettz.



  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • 1-2 Slices of Tesco High Protein Farmhouse Loaf

To Top

  • Handful of Strawberries

  • Drizzle of Maple Syrup


Beat the egg in with the spices in a shallow dish (something like a pasta bowl is great). Once combined, soak the slices of bread each side for 4-5 minutes - the longer the better. Squirt the frying pan with a few sprays of Fry Light cooking spray and place your bread in. Cook for around 2 mins each side, until brown and crispy.

Depending on the number of slices of bread you’d like, you can either use 2 slices of bread with the same amount of egg, or use equal ratios of egg to bread. It depends how eggy you like it! I’ve had it both ways, and both are delicious.

 The finished product! Photo from my Instagram @emrickettz

The finished product! Photo from my Instagram @emrickettz



(For 2 slices with topping)

  • 298 kcal
  • 29g Carbs
  • 10g Fat
  • 18g Protein

The bread I’ve used in this recipe is one of my favourites and has become a staple in the Ricketts household, it’s really nice and seeded with a nice brown colour to it. It’s Tesco’s own brand and has a great balance of 10g of carbs and 5g of protein in every slice. Here’s a link to it if you’d like to try: As I’ve mentioned, I’ve topped my French Toast with maple syrup, but my husband has had the same drizzled with ChocShot chocolate sauce too! Maple Syrup is one of my favourites because it’s an unrefined natural sweetener, arguably containing more beneficial nutrients than refined sugar alternatives (but I’m not dietician!). 

I love to bake, so I’m keen to share a lot more recipes like these from time to time, as well as some of the creations that I make using my favourite receipe books - featuring the likes of Madeleine Shaw and Hemsley & Hemsley. Let me know if you make these, and be sure to tag me in your pics on Instagram!