I just love reinterpreting standard recipes, which usually tends to happen to me spur of the moment. Like the other day, when I was making one of my favorite breakfast foods: french toast. Only this time, just as I was about to dip a slice of bread in the beaten eggs, I impulsively decided to break the bread into pieces and throw them into the bowl with the eggs (mainly because two slices don’t fit well in my round pan at the same time…and who has time to wait? A very simple solution that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of until now!).
My version of french toast is anything but ordinary. It usually ends up smothered in homemade peanut butter, banana, chocolate chips, coconut, and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. This time was no different. Mmmm…a heaping dose of yumminess!
How good does that look? Believe me, it tastes every bit as good, if not better. Bite after satisfying bite, this indulgent breakfast can pass for dessert. It is rich, filling, and oh so delicious! Best of all, it’s very simple and quick to make (two of my favorite words).
While whisking (or beating) the eggs, try adding a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin spice for flavor. Even if you use plain ol’ eggs, the end result will still be sensational!
I think I’ll go make me some…right after I clean the drool off my keyboard. 🤤
These french toast bits are off the charts! They are nutritious, filling, and a great source of protein that can be enjoyed for breakfast or anytime of day.
- 2 large eggs
- 2 slices bread, broken into bite-sized pieces (I used Ezekiel flax)
- 1 tablespoon butter or butter alternative (I used Melt)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 banana, sliced
- chocolate chips
- coconut (chips or shredded)
- pure maple syrup
In a small bowl, whisk or beat eggs well. (Optional: add cinnamon or pumpkin spice to eggs for flavor.)
Place bread pieces in bowl with egg, and coat each piece well using a fork.
In a medium-sized pan on medium-low heat, add a tablespoon of butter or butter alternative and egg-coated bread pieces. Cook until golden brown, turning to ensure evenness and prevent sticking.
Lower heat, then fold in peanut butter and sliced banana using a silicone spatula or other heat-resistant utensil.
Remove from heat, plate, and add desired toppings (chocolate chips, coconut, maple syrup, etc.).