French toast is one of those delicious treats that no brunch can go without, but just like any other dish made with bread—it’s not extremely healthy. If you still don’t want to give it up, there are tricks you can use to make it a little bit healthier, and these three are a good place to start.
Just like any other type of toast, French toast can be significantly improved with the right kind of bread. White bread won’t do your French toast any favors, and it’s best to replace it with whole-grain bread or any other gluten-free bread that you can find at your local bakeries.
After replacing white bread with a healthier variety, it’s time to move to other ingredients. If your recipe calls for milk, you should consider going dairy-free and use your favorite plant-based brand. Sugar is best avoided, and you should either replace it with natural sweeteners or ditch it altogether.
Who needs sugar in their French toast when you can simply sweeten it with delicious toppings? Chocolate spreads can be replaced with nut butter and maple syrup, and you should also consider topping your French toast with fruits to up its fiber content.