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As much as I dislike clichés, I have to join the rest of the world in probably the biggest New Years’ cliché that exists – I resolve to lose my (baby) weight and get healthy. How very original, I know.

Since I was a kid, my favorite food has always been cereal; I’m a huge breakfast person and also like my desserts, so I found a way to combine my love for breakfast and indulgences while aligning with my getting healthy and back on track goals.

Since I’m quite the cereal connoisseur, it means a lot for me to say I found my new favorite cereal of the moment – a healthy cereal that’s not too sweet, definitely not bland, and doesn’t taste like some of the other healthy cereal out there aka cardboard. I used Great Grains®Raisins, Dates, & Pecans cereal in this oh-so-delicious recipe: an open face crunchy French toast dish. I’m not exaggerating when I say not only is this my favorite cereal to eat on its own, but this recipe is TO. DIE. FOR.

Healthy open face crunchy French toast

I eat it for breakfast, snack, dessert, or even dinner, because we all know there’s nothing better than breakfast for dinner. This is a delicious, healthy way to start or end your day and is achievable in 10 minutes or less. It’s so scrumptious you’ll have no idea you’re eating healthy.

french toast recipe

Ingredients

  • Whole grain bread
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • Great Grains®Raisins, Dates, & Pecans cereal
  • Yogurt (I use dairy-free coconut)
  • Sliced fruit
  • Coconut oil (or other grease for pan)
  • 100% real maple syrup (optional)

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Directions

What I love about this recipe is that you don’t need measurements. As a general rule, you’ll need one egg per piece of bread.

  1. Scramble an egg in a shallow bowl or dish.
  2. Add a dash of salt and cinnamon.
  3. Add a splash of milk.
  4. Let bread soak in mixture; be sure to flip so both sides are wet.
  5. Heat greased pan on medium/high heat (I use coconut oil). Once pan is hot, add bread to it. Let it brown up on one side before flipping. It should be golden brown and toasty on both sides.
  6. Mix together yogurt and cereal. Spread on French toast and add sliced fruit for garnish.
  7. Optional: Top it off with real maple syrup or whipped cream.

Lasting thoughts

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  • Shelby Law Ruttan

    Looks like a quick, easy and delicious meal for one!

  • French toast is my favorite…..I legit had CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST today. No joke.

    • Lindsay Katherine

      whatttttt croissant French toast?? Was is to die for??

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    I love me a good French toast recipe! This looks so delicious Lindsay!

  • Candy Kage

    Never tried mixing yogurt and cereal and spreading it on. We love french toast and it is fast and easy.

  • I love strawberries on toast! It’s unusual but it’s so good I love how you made this into something healthy cause it can very easily be such an unhealthy meal!

  • Yum! Looks so good. Love making healthier French toasts!

  • This looks so, so yummy. I love French Toast, so it’s great to have a healthier option to turn to.

  • Jewels Rhode

    This looks so yummy! I was just thinking about different healthy breakfast options. Glad to add this to my list

  • In my house growing up if you didn’t like what was for dinner, you could get a bowl of cereal. Therefore, I still eat cereal for any meal possible. I’ll definitely check out this one! Great recipe 🙂

    • Lindsay Katherine

      hahah I love that! I often opt for a bowl of cereal for dinner anyway.

  • Abbey Phipps

    That looks so delicious! 🙂 I love French Toast!!

  • I loved this idea! Competing textures is one of my favorite things when it comes to food. Will give it a go! x

  • This is such a great idea! French toast is one of my favorite breakfast indulgences, but this recipe is totally guilt-free. I also can’t resist a bit of crunch in my sweet treats — yum!

  • This looks delish! I love french toast but never want to put in the time. But I could probably handle this one!

  • OMG this look so delicious! I have been on a french toast kick lately so I definitely am going to try this healthier recipe! thanks girl!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I love this twist on french toast! I have not tried this before but I will definitely keep this in mind next time I make french toast!

  • This looks delicious! We eat a lot of french toast in our house and this one would be a great way to switch things up a bit!

    Shannon
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