I love French Toast, in all forms. I mean, come on– bread, cinnamon, sugar, syrup. It’s a no-brainer. But the majority of french toast recipes call for fattening ingredients like cream or whole milk, and to be topped with ungodly amounts of sugar. Luckily, there are some alternatives and subs that don’t detract from the decadence of of this breakfast must-have. I have used this recipe for Skinny French Toast for over a year, and Chris has never noticed a difference.
I finally told him about this skinny dupe and he was a little baffled, but didn’t hesitate to take another heaping bite.
Whole milk is subbed with unsweetened vanilla almond milk; whole eggs are subbed with two egg whites and one whole egg. And for added sweetness, I mix in one teaspoon of Stevia. If you don’t like the flavor of stevia you can switch it out for a sweetener of your choice. It’s only a teaspoon. If you want brown sugar, add it. No judgement here.
To further cut down on the calories and simple sugar, I use Walden Farms Syrup. It does have a noticeable taste difference, and it’s a lot less sticky than regular maple syrup, but I can’t complain about cutting out the unnecessary calories.
Again, I always test healthy stuff on Chris because he is the first to cringe at sugar-free and fat-free replacements. I topped his french toast with Walden Farms syrup and he didn’t make a peep, so perhaps it’s not as noticeable as I thought.
Skinny French Toast Recipe
If you are a big breakfast fan like me, be sure to check out this list of the 25 Best French Toast Recipes. Some of the combinations will blow your taste buds away.
Feel free to let me know what you and your family thought of this skinny dupe in the comments below. It may not be for everyone, but for those who are trying to cut down, it’s a definitely a must have breakfast recipe to keep around.