Homemade healthy french toast is perfect for a full weekend breakfast or lunch. You make this easy breakfast recipe with a few simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes!
What is French toast?
Wentelteefjes, Pain perdu, and French toast are all names for a super popular dish worldwide. You make them with stale bread, milk, eggs, and cinnamon.
Nobody knows where this bread dish originated, but it has similar names worldwide.
In the Netherlands, we know them primarily as wentelteefjes or verloren brood(lost bread), just like in Switzerland, where they are also called verlorenes brot.
The history of pain perdu
This dish has been described since the 5th century. The recipe for Aliter Dulcia is described in one of the oldest cookbooks 'Apicius.'
These first recipes were made by soaking slices of white bread in milk and egg and then frying them in oil. After frying, you then pour some honey over them.
In fact, precisely as we still make them today.
Cinnamon - this gives the French toast a warm, sweet taste. With Sinterklaas, it is also nice to replace the cinnamon with speculaas spices.
Sugar - I always use regular granulated sugar, but you can use any sugar you have.
Bread - whole wheat bread makes it a little healthier, but usually, white bread is used when making healthy French toast.
Making French toast is not difficult by any means! Just make sure the ingredients are at room temperature for the best results.
Mix the milk with the egg, sugar, and cinnamon until combined.
Soak the bread slices in the milk mixture for a few moments.
Heat some butter in a pan and place the bread slices in the hot butter. Fry them for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
Place them on a plate and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon over the warm bread.
- You can make this recipe with vegetable or lactose-free milk if you prefer not to use milk.
- French toast made from sugar bread or brioche is also amazing!
- On New Year's Day, it is also fun to bake French toast with leftover oliebollen!
- A skillet.
- A low bowl for rolling the rolls in the milk.
French toast is best freshly baked, but you can keep it in the refrigerator for a day or two.
To reheat them, it is best to put the buns in a dry frying pan on the stove for a while. That way, they will get a little crispy again.
You can also reheat them in the microwave, but they will remain soft
More easy breakfast recipes
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 egg
- ⅔ cup (150 ml) of milk
- 2 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Whisk the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and egg in a shallow bowl.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture and let them soak for one minute.
- Melt some butter in your pan.
- Add the bread slices to your pan and bake them on both sides for 2-3 minutes until golden.
- Remove the French toast to a plate and sprinkle with some extra sugar and cinnamon.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 44gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 9g