Belgian Waffle

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.

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.