Y’know how sometimes the best ideas come straight outta nowhere? Yeah. This was one of those ideas.
I was laying in bed last night, dead tired and trying so hard to fall asleep but for some reason I could not to turn my brain off (does this happen to you guys?!). While ordinarily I hate when that happens, this time when food popped into my head I didn’t mind so much because I thought of the things in my fridge (bread, an egg, pumpkin, my favorite Noosa pumpkin greek yogurt, etc.) and then this recipe.
I used sprouted Ezekiel bread for the base, which is basically a superfood, so that + the egg + yogurt + pumpkin = heaps of protein and fiber. I only used a single tablespoon of brown sugar and the tiniest drizzle of maple syrup, so this recipe is low in sugar too (no mid-morning crash!). The pumpkin cream, which is simply pumpkin greek yogurt and some spices, makes this french toast an over-the-top comfort food breakfast perfect for the holiday season without the guilt. Doesn’t get any better than that, folks!
Skinny Pumpkin Cream Stuffed French Toast (For One!)
2 pieces of Ezekiel sprouted bread (or your favorite whole grain kind)
1/8 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup 1% or non-fat milk (could sub almond or coconut)
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3 tbsp. pumpkin greek yogurt (store bought or mix plain w/ pumpkin)
- In a bowl with a wide, flat bottom (I used a small pyrex dish!), whisk together the egg, pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger.
2. Heat a skillet on low and spray with PAM or coat with melted butter.
3.While the pan is heating, drop one piece of bread into the batter. After coating both sides of the bread completely, which will take about a minute per side, drop it onto the pan.
4. Cook on medium-low until light brown, or about 2 minutes on each side. Prep the other slice of bread in the batter while the first is cooking.
5. When the first slice is done, place the second slice on the pan. Add 2 tbsp of the pumpkin greek yogurt to the top of the bread and spread a thin layer. Add the second piece of bread on top once it is done cooking.
6. Top the 2nd slice with the remaining pumpkin yogurt, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup. Dig in!
Have a good weeeeeeeeek!