3 slices Carb Zero™ Cinnamon bread, at room temperature
2 eggs, local organic cage free, if possible
1/4 cup cream (or unsweetened almond or coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons Truvia (a blend of stevia and erythritol), optional
1 – 2 tablespoons grass fed butter or extra virgin coconut oil
In a medium sized shallow bowl, beat eggs, cream/almond or coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and optional sweetener (the sweetener is equivalent to approximately 3 teaspoons of sugar). Heat a medium non-stick skillet or griddle to medium high and add butter or coconut oil. While the pan is heating up, soak the Carb Zero Cinnamon breadslices one at a time in the egg mixture, turning over to coat and saturate well. Once butter/oil is hot, carefully add the soaked bread slices one at a time and let cook a few minutes on each side until browned and cooked through (see tip below).
Tip: The trick to getting as much of the delicious egg mixture into the bread as possible is to use a teaspoon to drizzle extra egg mixture on the side facing up (while the other side is cooking) and cover the pan for a minute or so until it sets up just a little bit and doesn’t run off when flipped. Repeat this process with the other side while cooking until both sides have been battered and cooked twice. Basically you are re-soaking the bread using a teaspoon for the “second cooking”. This helps the bread soak in as much of the flavor and egg mixture as possible, further boosting the protein content of each slice of French toast.
Note: If desired, sprinkle the plated French toast with “cinnamon sugar” by mixing a little cinnamon with Truvia and dusting on top before serving.
Carb Info: Using coconut or almond milk in this recipe will yield the lowest total carb count (less than 1 carb added for 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk, of which you will consume about half of due to only half the batter absorbing into the bread, yielding less than 1 carb per 3-slice serving). Using cream in the recipe will provide slightly more carbs (about 2 carbs for 1/4 cup cream, of which you will consume about half of due to only half the batter absorbing into the bread, yielding approximately 1 carb per 3-slice serving). Either way you decide to go, this recipe is a great way to have a virtually carb free, protein packed, as well as satisfying and flavorful breakfast or meal.
Each slice of Carb Zero Cinnamon bread boasts 9 grams of protein with zero net carbs (after subtracting the 9 grams of fiber) and zero grams of sugar making it a perfect addition to many different types of low carb and no carb programs. This French toast recipe is versatile and can be used by both those that consume dairy products and those that don’t, simply by substituting coconut oil for butter, almond or coconut milk for cream, etc. The use of a sweetener is also optional and can be modified by using the sweetener of your choice. Eating 3 slices of this French toast provides you with 27 grams of protein from the bread and an additional approximate 6 grams of protein per egg used in the mixture (the 3 slices absorbed approximately 1/2 of the batter or 1 egg’s worth of protein). That means a 3-slice serving packs a whopping 33 grams of protein total with almost zero carbs depending on the type of “milk” you use in the batter. Either way you go, this recipe is a win/win. Adding cinnamon to your diet is also reported to be an excellent way to help your body metabolize sugar and glucose. What a great way to start your day or fuel you for a vigorous workout. Buy Carb Zero™ Bread: http://www.JulianBakery.com/Carb-Zero