Wednesday, January 29, 2014

French Toast Power Casserole! Crockpot Recipe!

Today's clean eats breakfast: French Toast Power Casserole! What makes it "power" casserole? Well, it's packed with protein to help you power your way through your day! Not to mention that this recipe is delicious--- apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and just a hint of honey and vanilla. You can't go wrong with that, can you?! Who said eating clean meant eating bland?! Not me!

French Toast Power Casserole (Serves 2; Crockpot Recipe!)

4 slices whole grain bread (I use Ezekiel's brand)

French Toast Mixture:
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 Truvia/Stevia packets
1 Scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used About Time/SDC Nutrition in Birthday Cake)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract (not imitation!)
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

Apple Mixture:
1 Cup apples, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut bread slices into bite-size squares. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the French toast mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together all ingredients for the apple mixture. Once prepared, spread a layer of the bread cubes on the bottom of the crockpot, followed by a layer of the apple mixture, then another layer of the bread cubes, and finally a layer of the apple mixture again. Lastly, pour the French toast mixture evenly over everything, ensuring that everything gets thoroughly coated. Cook on high for 2 hours, or until the edges of the French toast casserole become golden brown.

This is, hands down, a delicious recipe that I dare you to resist! Yum!