Leftover Brioche French Toast

French Toast has always been a treat in our family. We even called it ‘eggy bread’ as we were growing up, and it was made as a savoury dish instead of a sweet. Today, I’ve made a sweet, caramelised French Toast from Christmas leftovers.

For our Christmas lunch we made a delicious stuffing dish from Brioche bread to have with roast chook. We had a whole loaf left over which I thought would be delicious as a Boxing Day breakfast .

Additionally, I made a healthier version of French Toast, which can be modified to be vegan if desired. It is lower in refined sugar than traditional recipes. Thus, there’s no reason to feel guilty to eat this breakfast after stuffing yourself full at Christmas.

Ingredients:

For berry sauce:

  • 1/2 chopped fresh mixed berries (I used raspberry, blueberry and strawberry)
  • 1 Tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs water

For French Toast:

  • 3 slices of Brioche bread (can be substituted for vegan sweet bread)
  • 1 egg (can be substituted for a flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon 
  • 1 Tsp nutmeg

Method:

  1. Combine all the berry sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until the berries have reduced into a sauce. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine the egg, almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.
  3. Soak the Brioche in the bread until saturated. Heat some butter (coconut oil if vegan) in a medium frypan over medium heat.
  4. Place the soaked pieces of bread in the frypan and cook until golden on each side (about 5 minutes).
  5. Serve the French Toast warm with the berry sauce poured on top.

Ultimate Fitness Gift Guide 2016

The ultimate gift guide for active friends.

Your active friends can sometimes be the most difficult to buy for in the holiday season. Especially, if you are new to the fitness industry and have little idea of the dramatic (and sometimes catastrophic) difference between normal and high waisted leggings.If this festive season has got you trying to decipher what those ridiculously long names actually mean, such as Lulu Lemon’s ‘Ultra Lightweight Tech Long Sleeve Crew’, look no further. Below is my list of the perfect gift ideas for fitness fanatics, no matter what your budget is.  Continue reading “Ultimate Fitness Gift Guide 2016”

Healthier Gingerbread Cookies

Festive and healthy gingerbread cookies for the holiday season.

This Christmas, I was on a mission to create some healthy and festive gingerbread cookies. Having never made gingerbread, I was unfamiliar with the traditional recipe, let alone adapting it into a healthier version. Alas, I have crafted some delicious cookies that are perfect for any festive occasion.  Continue reading “Healthier Gingerbread Cookies”

How to Relax

A guide to the most effective ways to reduce stress.

Being able to relax is an integral part of well being. Relaxation allows us to become more focused and content. And lets face it, sometimes you just need some ‘me- time’. After running around all week trying to reach deadlines and who knows what else, you can end up feeling lethargic and mentally exhausted. Add into the mix the hectic festive season, and you’ve got a recipe for total meltdown. Thus, it is crucial that we recognise and act on when we need a little time for ourselves. Continue reading “How to Relax”

Healthy Banana Steel Cut Oats

Warming and hearty breakfast steel cut oats.

These healthy banana steel cut oats make for an incredible breakfast. Packed full of long lasting energy and nutrients, it’ll keep you going all day long. This hearty meal is great to enjoy during cold winter mornings. The spices are warming and help release sustained energy.  Continue reading “Healthy Banana Steel Cut Oats”