#Ezekielbread is one of those things you want your kids to eat, but they won’t because they know what normal bread taste like. It is made from sprouted grains, is bursting with nutrients, and has about 4-5 grams of protein per slice. I love using Ezekiel bread as the perfect foundation for avocado toast, but my kids needed more convincing.
I’m essentially giving you a recipe for toast here. But I’m going to call them croutons, use a healthy bread, and add a sweet dip. Let’s go!
crunchy croutons 👏
A few slices of your favorite Ezekiel bread cut into bite sized squares. Olive oil and sea salt. Baking pan, set oven to broil.
Cut bread into bite size squares and place onto a baking sheet. Drizzle on olive oil. Not too much just enough to lightly coat each side of bread. Sprinkle salt and toss generously with your hands to make sure they are evenly coated. I didn’t measure, and I probably never will but you can totally do this! Bake for 2 minutes with oven on broil. Remove pan and turn each piece over, yes necessary. Bake for additional 2 minutes. Toss croutons and give an extra minute if you so desire. You can literally serve these with any meal.
We like them for breakfast with a warm almond butter and maple syrup dip. Also good over salads or option on a grazing tray for an easy dinner or fun snack time.
Elevated Air-fryer French Toast
8 slices of Ezekiel bread
1/4 cup of milk of choice
1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla & ground cinnamon
Beat eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon together.
Dip both sides of bread in batter so its evenly coated. It does not absorb like normal bread but that is okay as long as a light layer is on each side. Lightly spray air-fryer with a nonstick coating or olive oil. Every air-fryer is a little different, I can put 4 pieces of toast in mine at a time. Cook on 375 for 5-7 minutes, flip and cook for additional 5 minutes (flipping the toast is necessary in my air-fryer may be different for yours). I let them cook until they are fully golden browned and crispy. Repeat until all pieces of toast are cooked. Cut into sticks and serve with additional syrup, yogurt, or whip cream and berries.
You could certainly make these on the stove top or even using broil in the oven. I just really like the way the air-fryer gets them extra crisply. Keep well if you want to make extra and warm up leftovers for another day!
Live well friends,