I know it’s still Summer, but the thought of pumpkin makes my heart pitter-patter. Minus the cold weather coming, I love everything about fall, and my favorite thing is PUMPKIN! My usual pumpkin treats (most of them from Starbucks) aren’t exactly what you would call “healthy”, so I’m starting the reinvention of clean pumpkin dishes early this year, in order to be fully prepped when fall rolls around.
I decided to kick it off with some french toast, but this isn’t your normal french toast, it’s extra healthy and extra delicious.
- 2 slices of Ezekiel bread or an Ezekiel english muffin (any other gluten free or whole wheat bread will work, but the nutrition info is specific to Ezekiel)
- 1 cage free egg white
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons plain 0% greek yogurt
- 1 tsp Hey Shuga syrup (organic maple syrup will work, but again, the nutrition info won’t be the same)
In a shallow dish, combine egg white, almond milk, pumpkin, and cinnamon and whisk until well combined. Dip bread or muffin in the mixture until fully coated and cook stovetop about 3 minutes on each side.
Combine greek yogurt and syrup and mix well. Spread across the top of cooked french toast!
Waiting for additional steps? Well stop waiting and start cooking, because that’s IT! SO easy, it will take you just a few minutes to create, and it’s amazing!
Side note on Hey Shuga – I cannot say enough about this brand and product. We eat breakfast food A LOT in this house (I’m sure you can probably tell) and I had given up hope on finding a syrup that was clean, and that also wouldn’t cost me hundreds of calories, until I found this stuff. It tastes delicious, and at 20 calories per tsp, you can enjoy a little sweet goodness with every brunch. I found this at my local grocery store, but I know that big health food retailers like Whole Foods and Earth Fare have it as well.
Happy August, and enjoy your fall prep, because it will be here before we know it!