Easy High Protein French Toast with Brioche Bread

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This Protein French Toast is a delicious way to get in a high protein breakfast when craving something sweet. Made with Brioche bread, this French toast is buttery, fluffy and rich, perfect for lazy Sunday mornings or fancy brunches. 
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French toast on a plate with berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup on top.

This delicious breakfast has everything you love about traditional French toast with an added boost of protein. Using brioche bread makes this high-protein breakfast recipe feel elegant and fancy.

Made with egg whites instead of whole eggs, it adds even more protein while lowering fats and overall calories. The best part is that you can add whatever toppings you love!

For a full brunch spread, pair this French toast with Egg White Bites or Easy Bacon and Mushroom Egg White Breakfast and Homemade Maple Chicken Sausage with a pitcher of my delicious Sangria Mocktail.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This high-protein French toast recipe has 21 grams of protein in two slices.
  • Just 6 simple ingredients and ready in ten minutes.
  • Add maple syrup, fresh fruit or powdered sugar on top. 

French Toast is a brunch staple

Whether you’re having a lazy start to your Sunday, making a brunch spread for friends and family or just wanting the nostalgia of French toast with a little protein boost, this is the perfect recipe for you.

With cinnamon and nutmeg coated brioche bread and creamy vanilla from your protein powder, you’ll have a delicious and super easy breakfast on the table in no time.

For a very berry added protein breakfast pair with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese and berries and a side of Blueberry Breakfast Sausage.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this protein French toast. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions:

Brioche bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond milk, egg whites and protein powder for french toast.
  • Brioche Bread: you can also use, French Baguette, Challah bread or any bread you prefer like whole wheat bread or white bread, or swap with high-protein bread like Dave’s Killer Bread like I do in Pumpkin French Toast Casserole.
  • Protein Powder: I am using PeScience Gourmet Vanilla. Use code OHSNAP to save. Be sure to use one you love the flavor of and that dissolves well in water as it makes a difference.
  • Almond Milk: Any dairy-free milk or regular milk will work, even heavy cream.

Variations

Dietary Modifications

  • For gluten-free be sure to use a gluten-free bread. Canyon Bakehouse makes some great options.
  • For dairy-free make sure your protein powder is gluten and/or dairy-free, whichever you need.

How to make high-protein French toast (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: prep the French toast batter

All ingredients mixed together in a bowl to dip the bread into.

In a shallow bowl, combine the egg whites, almond milk, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg (image 1).

Whisked together in a bowl.

Whisk until well combined and minimal, if any, chunks of protein powder remain, it’s ok if there are chunks (image 2).

Step 2: heat skillet

Heat a large non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

Step 3: soak and cook

Brioche bread in the liquid to soak.

Place one slice of brioche bread into the egg mixture (image 3).

Bread flipped to soak the other side.

Flip and let the bread soak on both sides (image 4). Remove and let any excess drip off before adding to the hot pan.

Soaked bread added to a hot pan and browned on both sides.

Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes until the liquid eggs have cooked through and the French toast is nice and brown (image 5).

All six pieces of french toasted browned on both sides.

Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining bread (image 6). 

Expert Tip!

Switch it up with different seasonings for each holiday. Do pumpkin spice in fall and heavier nutmeg around the holidays.

Recipe FAQs

What should you serve with this protein French toast?

Your favorite toppings or a side of Greek yogurt, fruit salad and blueberry breakfast sausage or maple chicken sausage. Top with maple syrup or a sugar-free maple syrup, Low Calorie Peanut Butter Syrup or almond butter, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar or fresh fruit.

How do you reheat this French toast?

Reheating! These are best reheated in the air fryer! Simply cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes until warmed and crisped back up. If you do not have an air fryer use a toaster or toaster oven. Additionally, you can reheat in a skillet on the stovetop but the air fryer is the best!

How should you store this toast?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

What is brioche bread?

The French know food and Brioche bread is one darn good example. It’s light, sweet, and airy while also being buttery and rich. It’s my favorite bread for French toast because it has a natural sweetness and fluffiness to it and creates the most perfect golden brown French toast slices.
It soaks up the liquid well and is only 220 calories for 2 slices. I used Signature Select Brioche Bread, but any will work. 

Berries and powdered sugar on browned french toast and syrup being poured on top.

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

French toast on a plate with berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup on top.

Protein French Toast

Danielle Lima
This Protein French Toast is a delicious way to get in a high protein breakfast when craving something sweet. Made with Brioche bread, this French toast is buttery, fluffy and rich, perfect for lazy Sunday mornings or fancy brunches. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 305 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices Brioche bread
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites 220g
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 120ml
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (31g) (PeScience Gourmet Vanilla)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Optional Topping Ideas

  • powdered sugar or sugar replacement
  • maple syrup
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate sauce
  • fresh fruit

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow mixing bowl combine the egg whites, almond milk, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and whisk until well combine and minimal, if any, chunks of protein powder remain.
  • Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place one slice of brioche bread into the egg mixture and let it soak on both sides. Remove and let any excess drip off prior to adding to the hot pan. Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes until the liquid eggs have cooked through and the french toast is nice and brown. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining bread.
  • Serve with maple syrup, peanut butter, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar or fresh fruit.

Notes

  • All nutrition facts are an estimate and will change with any substitutions. 
  • Substitute with any bread you prefer but brioche is great for soaking up the egg mixture and giving thick French toast slices. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2slicesCalories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 21gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 525mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10g
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