Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and I love how it has evolved into a holiday that can be enjoyed by both single folk and those in a committed relationship. When I was single, Valentine’s Day was all about the food and to be honest, nothing much has changed! I love going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day and making yummy Valentine’s Day themed desserts. This year I challenged myself to make something that was different yet something that still incorporated chocolate and a red food. I’m really excited with the raspberry french toast recipe I came up with that can be enjoyed as a sweet breakfast or dessert.
Raspberry French Toast With Coconut Chocolate Sauce
This recipe is surprisingly easy and while it is not a low calorie food, I did my best to make sure that it included healthy foods and a higher amount of protein than a typical french toast. I used eggs and egg whites to up the protein and I used sourdough bread because it has less sugar than most breads. Perfect for helping to regulate your blood sugar levels and for keeping your belly flat. And of course, this recipe includes raspberries which help to naturally sweeten the french toast and which are also a lower carbohydrate fruit option. Good for any of you who are watching their macros, like I am!
A Rustic and Easy French Toast Recipe
This recipe is relatively ‘rustic’ because instead of perfectly drizzle chocolate across the french toast, I kind of just dumped the chocolate onto the toast and let it soak in. The more chocolate the better, in my opinion! I also feel as if this is the type of recipe you would be served at a bed and breakfast in rural France – you know? Freshly baked sourdough with raspberries picked from their garden … haha, that’s what it makes me think about at least.
Recipe: Healthy Raspberry French Toast
Without further ado, here is the recipe for a healthier and easy to make french toast (took me a grand total of 15 minutes).
- 2 large slices sourdough bread
- 2/3 cup packed raspberries
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips (melted)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients for the french toast EXCEPT for the sourdough toast.
- When the mixture is smooth, soak your sourdough slices in the mixture.
- Get a frying pan, heat some coconut oil and cook the sourdough bread for about 3 minutes each side on a medium heat.
- To make the sauce, simply combine all of the ingredients and drizzle over french toast!
- Can serve with unsweetened coconut and preferred form of sweetener.
What are your Valentine’s Day Plans?
Hopefully at some point it involves making this healthy raspberry french toast. Kidding (or am I?)! I hope you have a wonderful day and that whatever you end up doing, you do it with someone you love and care about deeply. I’m thinking that my husband and I will end up making this french toast recipe as well as some totally unhealthy yet delicious dessert because at the end of the day, it’s all about balance.