If you’re looking for a decadently healthy, easy vegan French toast recipe…look no further than this Caramelized Banana and Walnut French Toast! Just 11 ingredients and 30 minutes to make, it’s high in fibre and SO satisfying.
What is sprouted grain bread?
Most breads start out with the same ingredient: flour. Whole grain flours contain plenty of nutrition but because of their particle size, tend to create a fluffy loaf that raises blood sugars pretty quickly. True sprouted grain breads, on the other hand, are made without flour. Instead, the whole grains (in this case, wheat berries) are sprouted for three days before being crushed into a bread dough.
The result is a bread that is heartier than typical whole wheat breads, usually with more protein and fibre. Squirrelly bread contains a whopping 10g of fibre in just two slices…more than a third of a woman’s daily fibre needs! The same two slices also have 12 grams of plant-based protein, making this easy vegan French toast recipe more filling while slowing the rise of your blood sugars…unless you go hard on the maple syrup. Of course, this recipe is so healthy that if you want to put the -ish in healthy-ish, go for it like a brunch rockstar.
Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author and host based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the author of a book on anti-inflammatory nutrition called Un-Junk Your Diet: How to shop, cook and eat to fight inflammation and feel better, forever and her new cookbook, Eat More Plants: 100 Anti-inflammatory Plant-centred Recipes for Vibrant Living is a #1 National Bestseller.