The key to this whole wheat french toast recipe is definitely the bread. One of the most important lessons I hope people take away from this blog is that you must always read the ingredients label (if it is processed enough to have a label) before buying/eating anything.
FIVE STARS! Love, love, love that it’s healthy and delicious!!
Why Make the Switch to Whole Wheat
For years I bought my husband Arnold’s “Whole Grains” Health Nut Bread from the grocery store until one day we finally read the ingredients. If it only takes a handful of key staples to make bread (flour, water, yeast, salt) why did we find 40 items on the list? It was rather disturbing so we of course immediately made a switch and started buying our bread from a true bakery (and no, it’s not one of those so-called bakeries located in the grocery store…don’t let those fool you either).
Our bread now only has 5 ingredients, and it is by far the best whole-wheat bread I’ve ever tasted. I’ve actually been toying with the idea of trying to make my own bread (with a bread maker of course), but I’m a little worried that it won’t be as good as what we get from Great Harvest!
So making French Toast or not .. please make sure you are at least starting off with the right kind of bread.
Fun Ways to Make French Toast Recipe with Whole Wheat Bread
Now that we got that out of the way, you will not believe how easy it is to make french toast with whole wheat bread. And don’t feel like you have to stick to the basics if you are in a creative mood. You could easily switch things up by cutting your bread out with fun cookie cutter shapes or even adding some extra flavor to the mix. I think adding a dash of nutmeg, some orange zest, or even a splash of Grand Marnier would really make this dish extra special.
Also, don’t feel like this meal can only be served for breakfast … I actually made this French Toast for dinner last weekend, and as you can imagine it was a big hit!
Get Your Kids to Help
And if you have kids this is actually the perfect recipe for little helpers. Don’t stress about the raw egg factor, just let them roll their sleeves up and dig in. As you can see in the picture below both of my daughters eagerly prepped our bread for us. I barely had to do anything, and it was kind of nice!
Other Whole Wheat Breakfast Recipes
- Whole-Wheat Waffles
- Whole-Wheat Banana Bread
- Fluffy Applesauce Waffles
- Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
- Filled Pancakes (a.k.a Whole-Wheat Ebelskivers)