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Baked Protein French Toast is sweet, filling, and incredibly easy to make. Made with gluten free waffles baked in a mixture of protein powder, eggs, almond milk, and spices, ready in under 60 minutes!

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Baked Protein French Toast

Baked Protein French Toast is a really simple recipe to make on the weekend, and I love pulling this out when I have company visiting. You can make this more indulgent by using regular milk or cream instead of almond milk, or by mixing in some bananas and peanut butter. I love that this recipe has 12g of protein per serving because I can feel good about eating it, but keep in mind that the amount of protein per serving can change depending on which protein powder you use (just check that it’s gluten free!). Personally I use a whey protein, but you can use your favorite. You can also get really creative with this recipe, and use different toppings to add more flavor!

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Why is my baked french toast soggy?

Baked french toast can turn out soggy if your casserole is undercooked, or if you added too much almond milk or egg. Try checking the oven temperature to make sure it’s cooking hot enough, or leave it in the oven for another 10-15 minutes to make sure it’s cooked through.

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What can you top baked protein french toast with?

  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Yogurt
  • Crumbled Bacon

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What is the best bread to use for baked french toast?

This is one of my favorite recipes because it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients, and it’s very simple to put together. Plus, it looks great when you have company coming over!

I like to use Van’s® Gluten Free Original Waffles, because they’re light and crispy, and I find that they hold up a little bit better than regular gluten free bread. They’re made with whole grain brown rice flour (23g of whole grains per serving!) and sweetened with fruit juice. Plus they’re Certified Gluten Free, dairy free, nut free, and non-GMO Project verified. You can also get them in Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, and Ancient Grains varieties. This recipe would work with any of the flavors! You can find more information about the waffles here.

Van’s also has other waffle varieties for different dietary needs. Just note that they are not all gluten free, so make sure you look for the box with the “gluten free” label.

Tips for Making Baked French Toast

  • If your baked protein french toast starts to burn on top, use oven mitts to cover the baking dish in tinfoil.
  • Add 1 cup of pumpkin and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to your egg mixture for a fall version!
  • Make a summer version with some zested orange or lemon on top, and a little bit of powdered sugar on once cooled.
  • Add some crunch by mixing in some chopped almond or pecans.
  • I don’t recommend soaking this overnight, because it is gluten free and will get too soggy. But if you’re in a rush, you can cut the waffles up and store them in a ziplock bag ahead of time. If you need to make the whole dish ahead of time, I would do it an hour or two early max, and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.

More Breakfast Recipes to Try

Baked Protein French Toast

Baked Protein French Toast is sweet, filling, and incredibly easy to make. Made with gluten free waffles baked in a mixture of protein powder, eggs, almond milk, and spices, ready in under 60 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: DishingDelish.com
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 boxes Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, (plus some for topping)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a large baking dish and set aside.
  • Cut waffles into 1-inch pieces and add to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, almond milk, protein powder, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over waffles and stir everything together.
  • Whisk together 1 cup of brown sugar and butter. Pour into bottom of baking dish, followed by waffle mixture, and spread evenly. Top with extra cinnamon.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Top with your favorite toppings, like maple syrup, berries, crumbled bacon, or yogurt.

Notes

If your egg mixture is too lumpy, pulse it in the blender a few times to smooth it out. 
Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal (24%)Carbohydrates: 59g (20%)Protein: 12g (24%)Fat: 20g (31%)Saturated Fat: 9g (56%)Cholesterol: 114mg (38%)Sodium: 514mg (22%)Potassium: 229mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 33g (37%)Vitamin A: 469IU (9%)Calcium: 106mg (11%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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