By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
This tasty pomegranate pecan French toast recipe is as tasty as it is nutritious. Make this French toast with pecans today!
We're on the cusp of the height of pomegranate season. Have you said hello to ruby red pomegranates yet? Pomegranate arils are filled with fiber and add a delicious crunch to French toast, as well as many other diehs.
Enjoy this French toast with pecans! It's easy to make and is guaranteed to make your weekend brunch all that much brighter.
How to Make Pomegranate Pecan French Toast
I look forward to pomegranate season every year, which starts in October and goes through January. The seeds of the fruit, called arils, are so crunchy and juicy. They're healthy, too: They're bursting with antioxidants and satiating fiber.
One of my favorite foods is French toast. You might have noticed the many other French toast recipes on my site, such as my Protein-Rich Cherry French Toast and my Baked Butternut Squash French Toast. So I thought why not add one of my favorite fall foods to one of my most-loved breakfast eats.
Pomegranate in French toast? Yes, it's a thing! In fact, this breakfast recipe contains both pomegranate arils and pomegranate juice in the French toast.
I played around in the kitchen and came up with the ultimate fall-flavor French toast. First, I whisked some eggs and combined them with almond milk, pomegranate juice, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
While I started cooking up the French toast, I began pan-heating pomegranate arils and pecans with the pomegranate juice.
The pomegranate arils, pomegranate juice, and vanilla extract offer plenty of sweetness without the need for any added sugar—and the juice adds a moistness that replaces the need for maple syrup. Plus, the recipe is plenty sweet without the need for brown sugar.
I served the finished product to my husband–who loves pomegranate season, too!–and he was a huge fan.
More Healthy Pomegranate Recipes
Want more ideas for cooking with pomegranates? Whip up these healthy recipes:
- Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Pudding
- Butternut Squash Side Dish with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
- Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups
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This blog post was updated in September 2020.
I'd love to hear from you! What are your favorite ways to eat pomegranate and pecans?
Pomegranate Pecan French Toast
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup pomegranate juice, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
- 6 slices whole-grain bread
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup pomegranate arils
- Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Combine with milk, ¼ cup juice, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
- Dip bread into egg mixture, turning to coat sides evenly.
- Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil, and heat bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides.
- Meanwhile, heat pomegranate arils, pecans, and remaining pomegranate juice in a small pan over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 3-4 minutes.
- Top French toast with pomegranate-pecan mixture, and dust with remaining nutmeg.
Sat. Fat (grams)2
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