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Healthy French Toast

Super healthy and easy french toast sticks for kids! Make a batch and freeze for later.

Healthy french toast with sprouted grain bread!

This is a super simple recipe. What makes it healthier than your average french toast is that it is made with sprouted grain bread, which works surprisingly well for french toast. My son loves this so much that it was his birthday breakfast when he turned 3.

Super healthy and easy french toast sticks for kids! Make a batch and freeze for later.


Here are the ingredients. You can use any sprouted grain bread (usually found in the frozen section of your grocery store), my favorite for this recipe is Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Sourdough Bread or California Style Protein. I also use organic free range eggs, organic cinnamon, real vanilla extract (not pictured) and real maple syrup (of course!)

Super healthy and easy french toast sticks for kids! Make a batch and freeze for later.


I always add one more egg than number of pieces of toast you want, so for 8 pieces of french toast I would use 9 eggs.

Healthy French Toast Sticks

Super healthy and easy french toast sticks for kids! Make a batch and freeze for later.


  • 8 slices of sprouted grain bread
  • 9 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey
  • optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon or 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • unsalted butter or coconut oil for cooking
  • 1 cup blueberries or other fruit for serving
  • Real maple syrup for serving
  • Yields 4 servings of 2 pieces of French Toast each


  1. Defrost the bread in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Mix together all other ingredients (eggs through zest) in a 9 X 12 baking dish. Soak bread pieces in the mixture for at least one minute, flipping bread halfway. While the bread is soaking preheat a griddle on medium-low heat. Add butter or oil to the griddle. Cook each piece of toast 1-2 minutes each side until nicely browned. Serve with maple syrup and berries. Enjoy!
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Hope you enjoy this Healthy French Toast recipe! I haven’t yet made enough to freeze for later reheating– Let me know if you try that and how it works. What’s your favorite healthy breakfast?

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  • Coombe Mill
    February 23, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Healthy, fun and delicious! #ParentingPinitParty

  • Helen Neale
    February 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Yum – healthy and fun, you can’t beat that combination for breakfast! Thanks so much for linking up to the parenting pin it party 😀

  • April
    February 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

    We went through a french toast kick at my house a whole ago. We fell off of it and I forgot about it. This looks really good!

  • CJ Huang
    February 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I’m liking how you made French Toast healthy. 🙂 I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

    • nurtureandthriveblog
      February 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks CJ, I will definitely stop by Five Friday Finds!

  • Kathryn Dilligard
    February 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Oh I love french toasts!

  • Tauna
    March 2, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Hello! Thanks for the great recipe and for linking up at Mom 2 Mom Monday. I featured your post as one of my favorites tomorrow! Please come link up again!


  • CJ Huang
    March 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Nice to put a healthier spin on French Toast! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  • maryanne @ mama smiles
    March 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    My husband makes french toast with orange zest, and it is delicious! Your recipe sounds great!

    • nurtureandthriveblog
      March 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Maryanne! I love citrus zest in french toast and in pancakes!