These Egg White French Toasts are crispy, sweet, high-protein, low-fat breakfast toasts, perfect as a fulfilling breakfast for the whole family.
Plus, these are easy to adapt to any food allergy, including a gluten-free or low-carb diet.
My kids love bread for breakfast! But my daughter doesn’t like the taste of egg yolks. So I created this egg white version for her.
About French Toasts
As a French mum, I must share a bit of French vocabulary with you when it comes to food. So let me answer the three main questions I always hear about French toasts!
What Are French Toasts Called In France?
French toasts are called “Pain Perdu” in French, which means “lost bread” when translated word to word.
It actually refers to the recipe ingredients. French people make French toasts to reuse old stale bread. It’s not considered a fancy breakfast in France. It’s more a way to turn old food into a meal to save money.
Are French Toast From France?
Yes and no! While the French version of French Toasts has existed for centuries, the name French Toasts was given by a man named Joseph French. That’s it.
Are French People Eating French Toasts?
French toast recipes are not very popular in France. We prefer French crepes for breakfast or croissants.
You will rarely if ever, see people eating French toasts for breakfast in France.
Most of the time, French people make French toasts as a quick, low-cost kid snack after school to reuse old stale bread.
What Are Egg White French Toast?
Egg White French Toasts are healthy French toasts made without egg yolk.
As a result, they are lower in saturated fat and calories and don’t have an eggy taste that some people don’t like in French toast recipes.
How To Make Egg White French Toasts
It’s very easy to make delicious French toast with egg white.
All you need are:
- Egg Whites – you can buy egg white in the store in bag, or split your eggs at home and set aside the egg yolk to use in another recipe.
- Stale wholemeal bread slices – you can use any bread you like but I highly recommend a bread that is slightly hard, a few days old, to make the French toast crispier.
- Almond milk or any milk you like.
- Greek yogurt for a boost of protein.
- Maple syrup or crystal sweetener you like including sugar-free sweeteners if preferred.
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut oil to fry the bread slices.
Step 1: Choosing The Bread
The bread is what makes a big difference in French toasts and especially in this egg white recipe.
If your bread is too soft and fresh, it results in a soft and soggy texture.
The best bread for this recipe is:
- Slightly stale wholemeal bread – the crumb of the slices should be slightly hard.
- Sourdough bread – naturally harder than other bread, sourdough French toasts taste great even with fresh sourdough.
How To Harden Bread For French Toasts?
If your bread is soft and fresh but you still crave this recipe, then place the slices on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
Bake in preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 4-6 minutes, flipping the slices halfway.
Cool them down on a cooling rack before using them in the recipe
Step 2: Whisking The Ingredients
Egg whites are much more difficult to whisk with other ingredients than you think.
So use a good kitchen whisk, and beat vigourously the egg white, yoghurt, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla until it’s well combine.
The mixture shouldn’t split – it means you shouldn’t see spot only with egg whites.
Step 3: Dipping And Frying
Warm some coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Meanwhile, dip the bread slice on both sides, into the egg white mixture. Always hold the bread slice a few seconds above the bowl to let the excess run out into the bowl.
Then, place the dipped bread slice into the hot oil.
Fry the bread for 2 minutes on one side or until the sides are crispy – it won’t be golden brown as there’s no egg yolk in the recipe.
Flip and keep frying the bread slice over medium high heat, for about 1-2 minutes.
Place on a plate with some absorbent paper if you care about fat – this absorbs the excess oil.
Step 4: Serving
Then, serve stack on plate with some of the ideas below
What Goes With French Toasts?
The best way to serve French toasts is to add similar toppings as you will add to pancakes like:
- Maple syrup
- Fresh berries
- Unsweetened whipped cream
- Peanut butter
- Icing sugar
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
Below I listed more breakfast recipes for you to try:
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Egg White French Toasts
- 6 slices Wholemeal Bread stale bread works better - a few days old, hard crumb
- ½ cup Egg White equivalent 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons Milk you can use dairy-free milk, like almond milk , soy milk, or coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt or dairy-free yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons Coconut Oil or butter
- Select thick slices of bread of about 3/4 inches to 1 inch. I recommend bread a few days old, slightly hard, so the French toasts hold their shape better and their texture is the best.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk very well egg white, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. The mixture should be well combined and consistent. You don't want bits of egg whites.
- Dip each side of the bread slices for a few seconds into the egg white mixture. Wait for a few seconds above the bowl to let the excess egg white run back to the bowl. Place the prepared bread slices onto a plate.
- Warm the coconut oil or butter in a frying pan. When hot, fry bread slices for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip on the other side. Add more coconut oil if no more is left in the pan. Repeat these steps until all the French toasts are cooked.
- Serve immediately with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries.