Orange Cinnamon French Toast with Strawberry Sauce – Healthy Option

Indulge in our orange cinnamon french toast with strawberry sauce without any guilt and enjoy a delicious and satisfying brunch!

The Backstory: Now this is a breakfast worth waking up for. Yes, I know, everyone wants Challah french toast, and let’s face it, why wouldn’t they? I am perfectly fine with indulging in a slice or two of thick-sliced Challah french toast once in a while, but my thinking is this: why wait to indulge when you can enjoy french toast anytime you’d like? My recipe for Orange Cinnamon French Toast with Strawberry Sauce is a delicious and decadent breakfast that you can enjoy anytime and best of all, it’s guilt-free. Now how can you argue with that?   More of the Backstory after the recipe

Orange Cinnamon French Toast With Strawberry Sauce

Whole wheat bread is coated in a delicious egg white batter, sweetened with orange juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon and lightly fried to golden perfection. A delicious strawberry sauce puts it over the top.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 1 cup raw egg whites (fresh or Egg beaters 100% Egg Whites)
  • 2 tbsp. skim milk
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened orange juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread (1 oz each slice)
  • 4 tsp. canola oil-divided


  1. For the sauce, blend the frozen thawed strawberries to a puree in a food processor. Place in a saucepan and heat on low, just until warm. Add the lemon juice and 3 tbsp. of the maple syrup and stir.
  2. For the French toast, whisk together the egg whites with the milk, orange juice, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and the remaining 3 tbsp. maple syrup, until well combined.
  3. Evenly coat each piece of bread in the mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick fry pan (2 tsp. oil for every 4 pieces). Cook coated bread slices on each side for about 1-2 minutes or until cooked through and browned.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  270
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 10g
Carbohydrates: 47g
Sodium: 340mg
Fiber: 6g
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…The Backstory continues: You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Beef Brisket with Gravy to Baked Apples–that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!


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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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