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Two slices of lemon ricotta French toast are stacked on a plate, topped with a pat of butter and drizzled with syrup.
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High-Protein Lemon Ricotta French Toast for Baby-Led Weaning

This High-Protein Lemon Ricotta French Toast is perfect for baby-led weaning, but also perfectly
acceptable for adults! Thick multigrain bread is coated in a lemon-ricotta batter and grilled to perfection in this tasty breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 574kcal

Equipment

  • Serrated bread knife or chef's knife
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spoon (for scooping ricotta)
  • 1/2 cup measure
  • Teaspoon
  • Microplane
  • Whisk
  • Large griddle or skillet

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 loaf whole unsliced multi- or whole grain bread You'll want to get about 8 slices out of it.
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Place griddle or large pan on the stove and begin heating over medium heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, ricotta, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest to make the batter.
  • Place butter on preheated skillet and let melt.
  • Once butter is melted and evenly spread over your cooking vessel, begin dipping bread slices in the batter and placing on the skillet.
  • Cook for a few minutes – or until the bottom of the bread becomes golden-brown and the egg is set – before flipping and cooking the other side.
  • Serve immediately with your desired topping.

Notes

  1. DISH DENSITY: Medium
  2. Using whole or multigrain bread makes a nutritional world of a difference when making this French toast.
  3. The extra protein from the ricotta gives this French toast sticking power.
  4. This recipe is baby-led weaning friendly, just omit the syrup!

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 5mg