Purple Wheat Raisin Bread French Toast With Yogurt, Caramelized Bananas and Nuts

11 01 2014

This past week I was asked to test Orlando Baking Company’s True Grains, 100% whole grain bread. The first one I saw when I opened my package was their Purple Wheat Raisin Bread. Immediately I thought, let’s make a healthy breakfast!

On the weekends, breakfast can be magical! Hello…french toast, need I say more! But french toast can also be more dangerous than you think, often loaded with cholesterol, fat and sugar from excess syrup.

Here’s my healthy rendition…this purple wheat bread has the same nutrients as blueberries, is low fat and has a nutty taste, making it an excellent base for a healthy french toast. Add some spiced Greek yogurt for protein, fruit like bananas, nuts for some crunch, and you have yourself a great weekend breakfast that you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying!

Thanks to Orlando Baking Company for reaching out – stay tuned for more posts on their other True Grains. Now, if I could only become a product tester full-time….  😉

Purple Wheat Raisin Bread French Toast With Yogurt, Caramelized Bananas and Nuts

Purple Wheat Raisin Bread French Toast With Yogurt, Caramelized Bananas and Nuts

The following serves 2 (compliments of This Girl’s Gotta Eat):

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 4-6 slices Orlando True Grains Purple Wheat Raisin Bread (this bread is a little on the smaller side, so depending how hungry you are I’d average 2-3 slices per person)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • Chopped nuts, whatever you have (almonds, pecans, walnuts)

Preheat oven to 200.

Whisk egg whites, almond milk, vanilla, a dusting of cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a shallow dish. Dip bread slices in the mixture until well coated. Since the bread is a bit more delicate, be sure not to over soak it.

Cook dipped bread in a large skillet sprayed liberally with non-stick spray over medium heat until browned on both sides. Transfer cooked bread to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.

In the same skillet sprayed with a little more non-stick spray, cook banana slices until browned.

While the bananas are cooking, mix Greek yogurt with a dusting of cinnamon, splash of vanilla extract and a little honey.

To serve, build a napoleon on two plates each with a layer of french toast, dollop of spiced yogurt topped with some caramelized bananas, then repeat layering…french toast, yogurt, bananas. Finish with a sprinkle of chopped nuts.

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[…] asked me to taste-test their True Grains, 100% whole grain bread and blog about what I thought (https://thisgirlsgottaeat.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/purple-wheat-raisin-bread-french-toast-with-yogurt…). Next up in the sample package, their Honey Grain bread, hence this second installment of my […]

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[…] Purple Wheat Raisin Bread French Toast With Yogurt, Caramelized Bananas and Nuts […]

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12 09 2015
teagan geneviene

What a fun recipe. I’d love to link back to it from my blog this weekend. Hugs.

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12 09 2015
12 09 2015
Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser

Great recipe! Found you through Teagan! Would love to add you to one of my (free) new web site for Food Bloggers: Please check out https://wegrazetoether.wordpress.com. Best Regards from sunny Florida, Cheryl. (https://clwiser.wordpress.com). Hope to hear from YOU!

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13 01 2017
Barang diskon

Wow greatt! Thank uu

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