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French Toast in a Bowl | www.simply2moms.com | #thms #thm #trimhealthymama #breakfast #frenchtoast #lowcarb #keto

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Growing up, my favorite breakfast was French toast. I topped mine with butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar instead of syrup. My second favorite breakfast was Betty Crocker’s French Breakfast Puff muffins which had the tops dipped in melted butter and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Do you sense a theme here? Clearly I had a thing for butter with cinnamon and sugar. Not enough of a thing to stage an intervention, but definitely an addiction a thing.

When I began following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, I tried their recipe for French Toast in a Bowl¬†that was in their cookbook but it didn’t taste anything like the French toast I grew up with. I liked the texture, but the flavor was just not like my mom’s (which is obviously how I made my French toast as an adult!). So I set out to tweak the recipe to make it taste like the French toast of my youth.

If you like your French toast with a hint of nutmeg and maple, some buttery goodness, and delicious cinnamon and sugar then this recipe is for you. It comes together in under 5 minutes and cooks up in just 2 minutes in the microwave. I make this so often that I actually have little baggies filled with the dry ingredients combined for one batch. It’s my own little French toast mix. Then I just have to add the wet ingredients and BAM! French toast. In a bowl. In less than 5 minutes. Simple!

French Toast in a Bowl – Simply2Moms Style

What you’ll need:

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[scroll down for printable recipe]

3 Tablespoons oat fiber (NOT oat flour!)
1 Tablespoon golden flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon Pyure sweetener (or your preferred low carb sweetener)
pinch mineral salt
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 Tablespoon coconut oil (you can use refined or unrefined)
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
1/4 teaspoon butter extract

Topping:
1 teaspoon Pyure sweetener (or your preferred low carb sweetener)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

A quick note on oat fiber. Oat fiber is different from oat flour. Oat flour is made by grinding/milling whole oats and is wonderful in THM-E recipes. But oat fiber is made by grinding up the non-digestable oat hull. It is essentially pure fiber. It has no nutritional value aside from the fact that it’s pure fiber which can help to keep you regular. ūüėČ And since the carbs are from pure, non-digestable fiber they aren’t included in the carb count. It is perfect to use in THM-S or low carb or keto recipes. It does soak up liquid much more than some other flours (almond or coconut) so you need more liquid to make sure your final product isn’t overly dry. A complete explanation of all the different types of oat products can be found here.

I used oat fiber in this recipe because it helps to keep the calorie count lower than if I’d used almond flour and/or coconut flour. Also, I liked the texture that Briana Thomas’ recipe had, it was just the flavor that needed tweaking to taste like the French toast I like to eat.

How to make your French Toast in a Bowl:

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Put all your dry ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. I use a cereal sized bowl which gives it enough room to rise when you cook it.

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Mix up your dry ingredients until they’re completely combined. This step is important! If you haven’t mixed in the baking powder you run the risk of little lumps of yuckiness.¬†Once you start adding the wet ingredients the baking powder can clump up into a lump that survives through cooking. Y’all? Baking powder does NOT taste good by itself. Please believe me and don’t feel like you have to try this for yourself!

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Add the coconut oil and extracts. This next step is almost like when you’re making biscuits or a crumb topping.

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Just work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients until little crumbs form. Some people like doing this with a fork. But since I hate the sound of metal forks scraping against dishes I just use my little wooden spoon.

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Oops. Forgot to take a picture with the egg and almond milk before I mixed them in! But that’s your next step: add the egg and almond milk and mix it in until all the dry ingredients are wet. There may be a few little lumps in there, but since you’ve pre-mixed the dry ingredients you don’t need to worry about those lumps: they’ll disappear when the coconut oil melts while it cooks.

Now pop your bowl into the microwave and cook on high power for 90 seconds – 2-1/2 minutes. The cooking time will depend on how powerful your microwave is. My microwave is 1100 watts and I cook mine for 2 minutes. You can adjust your cooking time accordingly based on your microwave’s power.

You want the center to spring back when you touch it and the edges should be pulling away from the sides of the bowl like this:

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While your “bread” is cooking, mix up the topping ingredients in a small ramekin.

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Sprinkle your cinnamon/Pyure mixture over the top of the bowl. I like adding some butter on top because that makes this taste like those French Breakfast Puff muffins. Sometimes I’ll give another little shake of nutmeg too, because I love nutmeg!

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If you like syrup on your French toast, this is my favorite sugar-free version since I avoid the sweeteners used in store-bought sugar-free syrup. I tend to prefer my French toast a little less sweet so I use a little bit more almond milk on top of mine to help it be more moist and closer to the consistency of French toast. Just 2-3 Tablespoons of almond milk is perfect. A little goes on top but I let most of it run down the edges of the bowl.

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And breakfast is served! This recipe only has 8 grams of protein which is less than I typically eat for a full meal. You could add a side of bacon or sausage or eggs to increase the protein for your meal. I wasn’t super hungry so I chose to add a scoop of collagen¬†to my coffee. You can find collagen other places but I love the Trim Healthy Mama brand because it is so economical and it doesn’t have any weird taste. Since this is an S meal I heated and frothed some cream to add to my coffee too. Let me know what you think!

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French Toast in a Bowl
With only 2 net grams of carbs, this recipe tastes just like traditional French Toast and can be whipped up in minutes!
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Topping
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine dry ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Add the coconut oil, egg and extracts to the dry ingredients and mix until small pea-sized crumbs are formed.
  3. Stir in almond milk until mixture is completely wet. It's common for small lumps to remain.
  4. Microwave for 90 seconds - 2 minutes on high power. Time may vary depending on the strength of your microwave. You want the center to be completely set so that it bounces back when you press it gently and the edges to be pulling away from the bowl.
  5. While your French toast is cooking, combine topping ingredients in a small ramekin.
  6. Sprinkle the topping over your cooked French toast bowl.
Recipe Notes

Top with a pat of butter for authentic-tasting French toast! Finish with either 2-3 Tablespoons of almond milk or your preferred low carb maple syrup.

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. It is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we remove erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.

 

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