5 Traditional French Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Few things are as romantic and relaxing as a lazy morning, complete with the newspaper, streaming coffee, and, of course, breakfast in bed.

Compared to American standards, most French breakfasts are light, consisting of sometimes hot chocolate, coffee, and a roll or toast. French food is loved and known for its full-bodied flavor and richness.

However, it can also be fat and high in calories. We have preserved the flavors of traditional French breakfast ideas and chose the healthy ones. Take a trip to Paris with our traditional French healthy breakfast ideas, such as Honeyed Fruit Salad Recipe, Eggs with Black Truffles Recipe and Crepes with Salted Butter Caramel Recipe.

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Honeyed fruit salad recipe

This recipe is great for breakfast. Use it to garnish waffles or crepes. Use any leftovers to accompany assorted cheese, a baguette, and a bottle of spicy-sweet sparkling dessert wine for a great lunch.

In order to make this healthy breakfast, you will need 1 kiwifruit, ¾ cup of sweet cherries, 2 peaches, 2 pears, 1 pint strawberries, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of honey, and ½ cup of dry white wine. It takes only 15 minutes to make it.

Crepes with salted butter caramel recipe

This is a classic Breton dessert. Salted caramel has a rich, tangy taste which has garnered many followers. One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make. For a truly impressive breakfast, add sautéed apples and vanilla Chantilly cream to your finished crepes.

It will take 1 hour and 10 minutes to make this recipe and you will need 2 eggs, ½ cup of milk, ½ cup of water, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of butter and ¼ teaspoon of salt. For Salted Butter Caramel you will need ½ cup of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, ½ cup of heavy cream, ½ cup of salted butter, and 1/16 teaspoon of sea salt.

Chocolat Chaud recipe

Princess Maria Theresa of Spain brought a chocolate gift to France in 1643. A royal chocolate maker was employed and chocolate has been popular ever since. It is almost impossible to imagine France without chocolate today. This breakfast treat is delicious.

It takes only 7 minutes to make it, and you will need chocolate curls, whipped cream, sugar, 3 cups of hot milk, ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons of hot water and 6 oz. of semisweet chocolate.

Belgian waffles recipe

In order to get their signature airy interiors, true Belgian waffles use yeast. Try this authentic version with strawberries and whipped cream or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

This recipe required 75 minutes to make, and you’ll need 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 and a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, ¾ teaspoon of salt, ½ cup of granulated sugar, ¾ cup of butter, 3 eggs, ¼ cup plus 2 and ¾ cups of warm milk, and 2 and ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast.

Eggs with black truffles recipe

This eggs recipe is a special egg dish which is served throughout France during the height of truffle season. It is at once rustic and luxurious, though we prefer to serve it as a rich, special occasion recipe, because of the butter and truffles.

It takes only 10 minutes to make it, any you will need a ½ teaspoon of ground white pepper, ¾ teaspoon of salt, 6 tablespoons of butter, 1 ounce of black truffles, and 8 large eggs.