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Berry Protein Overnight French Toast

This Berry Protein Overnight French Toast can be prepped the night before and thrown into the oven the next morning for a filling, fresh and flavorful breakfast!

I received free product from Gnarly to facilitate my review and compensation for my time through my partnership with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own.

On the weekends, we like to make some kind of breakfast that is more in depth because during the week, we turn to whatever takes about 2 minutes to get together. Favorites include eggs, waffles, oatmeal, etc. For this recipe, I wanted to step outside of the box and make something that we hadn't really eaten before. 

I used Gnarly protein for this recipe. I have been using Gnarly products for a couple of years now and really like them. When you see my smoothies that have protein in them, they often contain Gnarly whey protein. One scoop contains 12.5 grams of protein and 80 calories.

What I really like about Gnarly is that it is not hard on my stomach. This one protein powder that I had in the past was giving me horrible stomach aches so for awhile, I was nervous to try protein powders. I feel great when I drink a smoothie full of greens, fruit and Gnarly protein. They also have vegan protein which is made with pea, chia and cranberry protein. This would be good if you wanted to make this recipe vegan by using flax meal instead of eggs and almond or soy milk. For 20% off your Gnarly order, use the code NUTRITIONIST.

French toast sounded really good so I got to thinking about how I can make it tasty and interesting. We have the most beautiful frozen blackberries so I decided to make an overnight French toast casserole. The thing about French toast is that it is often not very filling due to being full of carbohydrates and not too much protein. I find myself being hungry a lot sooner if I do not eat enough protein in the morning, even if I eat a lot.

This recipe turned out great and was wonderful that it could be prepared the night before. If you didn't prepare it the night before, try to at least let it sit for 30 minutes before baking it for the best results. This Blackberry Protein Overnight French Toast Casserole contains whole grains, protein, fiber, fresh fruit and more for a satisfying, delicious breakfast. 

Berry Protein Overnight French Toast
6 cups cubed 100% whole grain bread
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk of choice 
1/4 cup syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop Gnarly whey protein 
1/2 cup blackberries- frozen or fresh
3/4 cup blueberries-fresh or frozen
1/2 cup frozen cranberries

1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, syrup, cinnamon, protein and vanilla in a large bowl.
2. Grease a baking dish and fill with the bread cubes.
3. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread, add in all berries and mix well and let sit overnight in the fridge (or for least 30 minutes).
4. Take out of fridge when ready to bake and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until egg mixture is fully cooked.

Top with your choice of toppings: Nut butter, syrup, more fruit, etc.!

This recipe turned out great! My husband and I both really enjoyed it and I would make it again. Next time, I may try other summer fruit such as fresh peaches or cherries once they are in season. It was filling, just sweet enough and packed with nutrition.

This Berry Protein Overnight French Toast can be prepped the night before and thrown into the oven the next morning for a filling, fresh and flavorful breakfast!

1 comment:

  1. How do you think this would work with baking it over the weekend and keeping it in the fridge to reheat during the week?


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