Raspberry Ricotta Tofu French Toast

Hi guys! It’s Friiiiiday 🙂

I woke up this morning not so hungry. I had a dessert of chocolate covered banana chips before going to bed, and it left something to be said for my appetite this morning.

However, while drinking a cup of coffee and finishing off the chapter in my book, I thought of something amazing.

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When I think of tofu, I always think of dinner or leftovers for lunch. As far as breakfast goes, there are plenty of tofu scrambles recipes floating around the internet and blogosphere. But I didn’t want a tofu scramble.

I wanted french toast.

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But I wanted more than French toast. French toast always leaves…something to be desired for me. A little protein wouldn’t hurt this breakfast staple.

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That’s not an egg sticking out there!

Neither would a bit of raspberry ricotta filling…

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Raspberry Ricotta Tofu Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

serves one

1/4 block of drained and pressed (for just 10 minutes or so) extra firm tofu

2 T. whole wheat flour

1 T. olive oil

Two pieces of whole grain bread

1 egg or flax egg

1 t. vanilla extract

1 T. milk

2 T. raspberry jam (or flavor of choice)

2 T. part skim ricotta

Directions

Slice the tofu length wise into three 1/4 in sliced (down the widest part of the block to get a thin slice of the whole front) and lightly coat each slice in the flour. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on the stove over medium heat, and then place each slice of tofu in the pan, sauteeing for about 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside on a paper towel to drain oil. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture and place on the same frying pan used for the tofu (you can also use the extra oil leftover in the pan) frying over medium heat. Cook each piece of bread 2-4 minutes per side, checking frequently so not to burn. Meanwhile, heat the raspberry jam in a sauce pan (orrrr the microwave) over medium low heat until it melts slightly. Add the ricotta, and cook until heated through.

Assembly: First place one of the bread pieces on a plate. Then spread a thin layer of the ricotta/jam mixture on top, and then a tofu slice, followed by another thin later of the jam, continuing with the tofu until you top it off with the second piece of toast. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if your heart so desires:)

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This French Toast left nothing to be desired and rocked my breakfastworld! And although it tastes decadent, it didn’t leave me feeling full and overloaded.

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In other news, I signed up for a 5k!! My work (at the BIC) is hosting a 5k for United Way that would coincide wonderfully with my training. A 5k and the end of this month, a 10k at the end of next, and a 15k at the beginning of November. Sounds good. I kinda wish there were a half marathon somewhere in the schedule, but nevertheless, I’m pumped:)

My goal is to PR, but I’m not quite sure where I want the PR to fall. My fastest 5k is 26:46, so I’m hoping to blow that out of the water.

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Speaking of racing, I’m keeping my training plan dynamic just to show how I was telling the complete truth on how flexible I am with it. You’ll see cross outs and progress check ins all over the place!

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Well I’m off to clean the house, run a couple errands, and then train some clients. Bunco tonight! (I’m excited, but a little beat…it won’t be a late night for me.)

Have a fabulous Friday, everyone!!!

PS – I’m currently putting together all the blogs I love to add a tab at the top of the page. Let me know if you’d like to be added – either shoot me an email or leave a message in the comments! 🙂

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15 Responses

  1. yum – great idea for the french toast!

  2. 5k, 10k and 15k sounds awesome, you will definitely PR. You’ve been a running machine lately!
    Great breakfast fuel for the day!

  3. That breakfast looks great!

  4. Wow YUM looks great!! You know I love my French toast! 🙂

  5. Holy crapola that sounds absolutely fabulous! I bet the extra protein was a perfect kick.

  6. that looks amazing.

  7. Ah! I’m scared of tofu. Both times I’ve tried to cook with it, it just went terribly, terribly wrong. But I do like the raspberry filling part 😉 And woo hoo! Signing up for races gets me pumped too! Good luck beating your P.R. I’m rooting for ya!

  8. hey girlie!!
    wow your french toast looks amazing!
    have fun at bunco!! whoop whoop, what a great way to spend a friday evening!
    xoxo!

  9. That breakfast looks amazing! What a great idea! I would love to be added to your blogs tab… I am actually also creating a blogroll…

  10. You are so creative, that looks amazing! I haven’t had frech toast in forever.

  11. your title is a mouthful! but a delicious mouthful, that is for sure. that FT looks amazing. great news about the 5k! cant wait to hear what the new PR will be. hope you have a great weekend, lady!

  12. That looks so good! I think it may make an appearance on my plate tomorrow morning 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  13. I’m so glad I read this post before heading upstairs to make a lovely Saturday breakfast. I’m inspired!!

  14. That looks sooo decadent and delicious. I love extra special breakfasts. Every once in awhile I go through a ricotta phase and I can’t get enough of the stuff. I may need to stock up after reading this post 🙂

  15. […] you remembered I had signed up for a 5k that I wanted to PR on this weekend, you might be wondering why I ran 6 miles today (which is a lot […]

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