Whipped Ricotta Topped French Toast
This Whipped Ricotta French Toast is one that screams breakfast in bed, but is actually pretty healthy and easy to whip up! It's quick enough to pull together, that I've made it on the weekends and during the weekdays (if I actually get up when my alarm goes off).
Whipped Ricotta French Toast
8 slices of whole-grain toast (2 per person)
5-6 eggs (depending on size)
3/4 cup ricotta
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (plus more for topping)
fresh berries (we like strawberries and blueberries)
*Special tools: griddle
In a small bowl, crack your eggs. Add a splash of milk and cinnamon and nutmeg, as desired and whisk together.
Preheat the griddle to about 300 and spray with nonstick spray.
Coat each piece of bread in egg mixture, flipping to coat each side. I let mine sit on each side to really soak up the egg mixture.
Place each slice of coated bread on the hot griddle. Repeat with all the slices of bread.
Once the bread is cooked on one side, flip each piece to cook the other side. Remove to a plate for later.
(not pictured - vanilla and nonstick spray)
6. In a clean bowl, mix together the 3/4 cup ricotta, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Whip together with a fork. You can also use a handheld immersion blender if you have one.
7. Plate your French toast (this recipe gives 2 pieces of toast per person) and top with 1/4 of the ricotta mixture.
8. Wash and slice your strawberries. Top your French toast with strawberries and blueberries or other fruit of your choice.
9. Serve with another splash of maple syrup on top and enjoy!
I'm not kidding when I say my kids devour this! At first, the kids think the ricotta is weird but once I got my kids to taste it, they actually request the ricotta mixture anytime I mention making French toast.
The ricotta gives it a bit more protein to make it a more filling breakfast and of course, the whole grain and berries help provide fiber and antioxidants so you can feel good about feeding your family in the morning!