Try adding a little something extra to your french toast with a combination of oats, cinnamon and hemp seeds for a crispy coating and nutrient boost!
This recipe came to mind because a while back I saw a show where they were making granola crusted french toast and it looked yummy. I didn’t catch the recipe (mainly because whenever the tv happens to be on and there is something I want to watch the kids decide to scream at the top of their lungs just for fun). In fact lately it seems this is their secret language. One gets up in the morning and just screams, then the other screams back. It’s like birds squawking to each other to communicate. Where was I? Oh yes, so I attempted the granola, but it didn’t turn out very well, so I decided to use oats instead and throw in hemp seeds for extra nutrients. A crispy, cinnamon-y, syrup-y delight 😉
Ingredients: (Makes 4-6 pieces of french toast)
4-6 Pieces whole grain bread
1/3 cup Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
Coconut Oil to lightly grease pan
Heat a large pan on low-medium heat. Add about a tsp of coconut oil until melted.
Mix the eggs, milk and vanilla on one medium sized plate until combined. On another medium sized plate mix the oats, cinnamon and hemp seeds.
Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture to coat. Then dip in the oat mixture, and dip again in the egg mixture. Lay in pan and cook turning once until golden brown on both sides. Add more coconut oil as needed as you cook the french toast. If you don’t have room in your pan to cook all at once, you can cook each slice separately and keep warm in the oven.
These are great for adults and kids (you can slice them into french toast sticks) add some pure maple syrup (and/or almond butter…yum!) and your favourite fruit and you’re good to go!