Cinnamon Raisin French Toast With Berry Compote and Chocolate Sauce
I must say, this french toast is a winner! Even though I only listed the ingredients for 2 servings, feel free to make extra french toast sans compote and chocolate sauce for later. What I do is freeze the extra toast and then the next time you want it, pop it in the toaster. It tastes amazing with peanut butter and a banana, or the traditional way with some rich maple syrup. Don’t be scared by how this recipe looks, its easy and won’t bust your waistline! It’s great for a lazy sunday morning… or even, gasp, breakfast for dinner!
*This recipe makes 2 servings*
French Toast Batter:
- 4 slices Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread
- Coconut oil or cooking spray
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flaxmilk (or your preffered milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
- stevia powder to taste
- 1/2 cup Mixed frozen berries (or preffered berry)
- 1/4 cup water
Raw Chocolate Sauce:
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened flaxmilk
- 2 tsp coconut oil
Making a flax egg is simple. Mix 3 tbsp warm water with 1 tbsp ground flaxseed.
Mix the batter for the french toast together and heat your pan on medium. Make sure to spray coconut oil onto the pan before each batch of french toast, otherwise the flaxegg tends to stick.
Coat both sides of the bread with batter and place onto the oiled pan.
Flip after a few minutes. If the french toast is taking too long to cook, raise the heat to medium-high, but watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn.
While your french toast is cooking, add the frozen mixed berries and a few tbsp water to a small saucepan and heat on medium. The berries will begin to thicken and turn into a sauce. Add more water as needed to make more sauce at your desired consistency.
I can barely believe that this sauce is only 30 cals per serving! The water adds volume, and the berries are sweet enough that you don’t need a lick of sweetener.
When the comote is done, the sauce will be thicker and appear syrupy.
Next, move on to your chocolate sauce. Add the milk to the cacao slowly because it will incorporate quickly and you don’t want it to become too runny. Add the oil and stir more. Place the sauce next to the berry compote that is heating so the sauce warms up and is kept tempured.
The chocolate sauce will be plenty for 2. Divided evenly, it’s 100 cals each. It’s raw, full of healthy fats and totally worth it.
Now, the fun part. ASSEMBLE! I layered the french toast with compote in between and poured the remaining sauce on top. Then, I drizzled the chocolate sauce. This french toast needs NO maple syrup. Believe me, these toppings are rich.
I thought I would show the aftermath. Be prepared to feel a deep sense of euphoria and sleepy all at the same time. By the way, the 3 slices I served myself proved to be too much. I suggest sticking with 2 slices, and having a side of something with protein. CARB OVERLOAD!
I thought I would share the little quote that came on my chai tea bag. LOVE yogi teas…pure inspiration.
1 serving = 2 slices
French Toast without toppings:
French Toast with toppings:
This recipe contains 9g of fiber per serving and is loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants. And regardless of how decadent it all looks, it’s still under 13g of sugar, which is not terrible. And the sugar from the berry compote is all natural! The ezekiel bread is about as good as it gets! Cinnamon raisin heaven at only 80 cals per slice. Enjoy everyone!