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.

Protein French Toast

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 feels elegant and fancy.

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

Have you tried French toast in other forms? Like French Toast Sticks and Casserole? They’re some of my Sunday morning favorites!

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.
  • Use your favorite protein powder.
  • Add maple syrup, fresh fruit or powdered sugar on top. 
Berries and powdered sugar on browned french toast and syrup being poured on top.

Brioche bread – what is it?

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. 

Why is a high-protein breakfast important?

First and foremost, you do you friend! I have learned along the way that a higher protein breakfast helps me throughout the day and here’s why ..

  • If you’re trying to hit your protein goals for the day and skip out on a high-protein breakfast it becomes much harder to hit that number as the day goes on. Making sure your first meal of the day has a relatively good amount of protein helps make hitting those goals easier to manage.
  • Protein keeps you satiated! Meaning it’ll help keep you fuller for much longer than something that has minimal protein.
  • Helps keep blood sugar levels from shooting up .. meaning no crash.
  • An even split of protein throughout the day does help with energy levels and keeping them steady throughout the day!

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.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Traditional French toast uses Brioche which soaks up the batter extremely well, 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.
  • Any dairy-free milk or regular milk will work, even heavy cream.
  • Use your favorite protein powder that you love the flavor of because this helps sweeten the bread. I am using PeScience Gourmet Vanilla. Use code OHSNAP to save.

Dietary Modifications

  • Brioche bread is not gluten- or dairy-free so sub that out for a dairy or gluten-free bread. Canyon Bakehouse makes some great options. Also, make sure your protein powder is gluten 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). 

Recipe Tips

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

What to serve with this protein French toast

Your favorite toppings or a side of Greek yogurt and sausage. Top with maple syrup or a sugar-free maple syrup, peanut butter or almond butter, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar or fresh fruit.

Fork taking a bite out of the cooked french toast with berries on top.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out these other high-protein breakfast recipes

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 1 vote
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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