No brunch feature would be complete without French toast. Crisp, sweet and cinnamon-y on the outside, fluffy on the inside, this is a quick and easy, fast-release recipe to help your muscles recover quickly after a strenuous workout.

Enjoy with your favourite fresh fruit.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100ml whole milk or non-dairy equivalent
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • A knob of unsalted butter
  • 4 slices stale bread
  • Handful of mixed red berries
  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup


  • STEP 1

    Place the eggs, milk, salt, sugar, spices and vanilla extract into a shallow dish and whisk until frothy. Melt the butter over a low heat in a non-stick frying pan. Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture and turn over so both sides are well-coated.

  • STEP 2

    When the butter is sizzling, transfer the bread from the egg mixture to the frying pan with a fork. Cook the slices for about 2mins or until golden brown on the bottom. Flip the slices over, and repeat, adding a little more butter if needed.

  • STEP 3

    Transfer to a warmed plate and repeat the process with the rest of the bread. Serve immediately topped with the fresh fruit and a little honey or maple syrup.

Replace depleted electrolytes

Swap the berries for bananas: chop and cook in a little butter and demerara sugar.


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (