This collagen infused Earl Grey French Toast is the perfect quick afternoon pick up with a nice glass of iced milk tea.
Earl Grey French Toast
This Earl Grey French Toast is inspired by my friend Michelle who is the creator behind the blog Sift and Simmer. It’s filled with tea infused recipes to go along with some amazing savory dishes. We decided to do a little recipe swap using each of our recipes as inspiration. She made this Matcha French Toast for two, that is so easy to make if you are feeling a little hungry in the afternoon. Of course it’s also perfect for a long weekend brunch. Michelle also has a few Earl Grey recipes, so I thought I would combine both and up the nutrition factor by adding some collagen and other goodies.
Collagen Infused Batter
You know me. I love to add a little something something to dishes to add some extra nutrition. In the Earl Grey French Toast batter I added some collagen to the earl grey tea, eggs and cashew milk to absorb into the gluten free sourdough bread.
I then fried it in some Vanilla Ghee so that it would remain dairy free.
To help with portion control and to make them really cute, I cut them out into stars.
Instead of using powdered sugar to dust with, a great alternative is vanilla flavored protein powder. It gives the nice effect that you associate with powdered sugar, but instead you get some extra protein. I know.. mind blown.
Some fruit like figs are great to serve on the side, along with a splash of maple syrup.
To double up on the Earl Grey flavor I also made some unsweetened Milk Tea with a bag of Earl Grey, a splash of Cashew Milk over lots of crushed ice.
It’s really the perfect pick me up and a little afternoon distraction if you feel up to cooking a healthy snack. So much better than reaching for a packaged snack!
You can find Michelle’s original Matcha French Toast recipe here. I am also keen on making a version of her Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread. It sounds so yummy. For my first recipe swap you can go back to this post.