Galentine’s Breakfast: Strawberry & “Nutella” French Toast

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Feel free to double up the recipe, but this is Valentine’s/Galentine’s breakfast is for all of my singles. Perhaps even quadruple the quantities to feed a hoard of hungry single friends, or just make it for yourself! I’ve never been in a relationship, and so Valentine’s Day has never been a day I’ve spent on anyone else but me- which is pretty important to do occasionally, I think. So, I plan on making Valentine’s Day into one big self-care day- and breakfast is always the place to start. Any of my singles: comment below and let me know your self-care Valentine’s Day plans!

I love homemade French toast (there’s a good few recipes on this blog), because I can cut out the greasiness that leaves me feeling a bit more sluggish than satisfied. In this recipe the French toast is soaked in egg whites, unsweetened almond milk (feel free to use your own choice of milk) and cinnamon- then cooked with minimal grease. Using sourdough is also a great gut-friendly option for the bread  (at least, I find it easier to digest- this post just got highly un-sexy). The “Nutella” is actually the Jim Jam’s hazelnut and chocolate spread, which is sugar free and (I think) slightly less sickly than the traditional stuff (although lets not pretend Nutella isn’t delicious, and you can use this if you want to- I just have this in instead). Of course, the strawberries are always a winner…

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 100g fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 heaped tbsp jim jam’s hazelnut-chocolate spread
  • 3 slices sourdough bread (this is my preference for French toast; feel free to use whatever kind of bread you like!)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Up to 1tbsp pure maple syrup

Method

  • Whisk together the almond milk, egg whites, and cinnamon in a bowl. Take the bread, and soak each slice in the mixture, ensuring it soaks up the milk and eggs, before removing any residual liquid from the bread, and placing on a plate to one side.
  • Bring a pan up to a medium heat, adding some non-stick spray.
  • Transfer the soaked bread to the pan when it’s up to heat- you can probably fit two slices in at once- cooking until one side is golden brown, and then flipping over and repeating the process.
  • Once cooked remove from the pan and plate up. Spread each slice of the French toast with some of the “Nutella”, laying the strawberries on top, and layering up the slices of toast as they’re ready.
  • Add a drizzle of maple syrup (maybe some Greek yoghurt too if you like), and then dig in…

 

 

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