Chocolate & Banana French Toast | Slimming Friendly

January 21, 2020
chocolate banana french toast
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If you love a sweet and indulgent breakfast, but still want to stay on plan, then you absolutely have to try this Slimming World French toast recipe!

This chocolate and banana version is every bit as good as anything you might be served up in a fancy cafe, and even the fussiest of eaters in your family are sure to be asking for it again in the very near future.  

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

How many calories are in this recipe? 

There are 361 calories per serving in this Slimming World French toast.

For reference, an average man needs to consume around 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, it’s around 2,000 calories a day.

Of course, if you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll want to consume less than this to reach your goals! 

For more information on calories, visit the NHS website.

How many Syns are in this recipe? 

If you’re happy to use your Healthy Extra B, then the only Syns you need to count when you’re making this recipe are those in The Skinny Sauce Co’s Chocaholic spread

At the time of writing this, I wasn’t able to find the exact San value for this item, though based on the nutritional profile and similar products, I estimate that there’s less than 3 Syns per serving. 

To be on the safe side, I’d personally count 3 Syns per serving of this chocolate and banana French toast! 

My thoughts on The Skinny Food Co’s Chocaholic Spread

skinny chocaholic spread

To be honest, when I first discovered this product, I was pretty convinced that it was going to turn out to be one of those things that are just too good to be true. 

You just have to take a quick look at the label to see that compared to most chocolate spreads, it’s so much lighter in terms of calories and sugar. 

Honestly though, it’s proven to be one of my favourite slimming friendly finds of the year so far. 

It’s silky, smooth, and has all the deliciously nutty chocolate flavour of its popular supermarket rivals. 

It tastes EXACTLY like Nutella – I really don’t think you’d be able to tell the difference in a taste test – and for that reason, it’s now one of my kitchen cupboard staples for baking or just spreading straight on to toast. 

Of course, if you don’t want to make the purchase, you can use any chocolate spread for this recipe, but do remember that you’ll be increasing the calorie and Syn content. 

How to serve your slimming friendly chocolate and banana French toast

These Slimming World French pancakes are perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast, but you can serve them at any time of the day, and they’d even make a really great dessert. 

I like adding a little dollop of plain quark, and any fruit that I might already have at home. 

Looking for more sweet slimming ideas? 

Got a sweet tooth? 

I’ve got you covered! 

slimming world jam sponge pudding cake

My slimming friendly jam sponge puddings are super quick and easy to make, and are another great choice for breakfast or dessert. 

Chocolate & Banana French Toast

This chocolate and banana French toast is a deliciously decadent but reassuringly light breakfast idea when you're following a slimming plan.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: French
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 361kcal


  • 2 slices wholemeal bread choose a smaller loaf to keep it as slimming friendly as possible!
  • 1/2 tbsp Skinny Food Co Chocaholic Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2-3 drops vanilla essence
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • Take your two slices to bread, and evenly spread one side of each slice with the chocolate spread. Add the sliced banana on top of the chocolate on one of the slices. Put them together to create a sandwich, with the chocolate spread and banana filling inside.
  • Mix the egg with the spices and vanilla essence in a shallow, wide bowl.
  • Put the sandwich into the egg mixture and leave it for about one minute to soak it up. Flip it over on to the other side, and leave for another minute. Meanwhile, heat a pan over a medium heat.
  • Spritz pan with low calorie cooking spray. Fry the sandwich on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
    slimming world french toast
  • Serve immediately with sides or garnishes of your choice!


The nutritional and Syn values provided are carefully calculated and correct at time of publication but may not always be completely accurate.
If you're serious about sticking rigidly to your plan, it's always worth doing your own calculations for extra peace of mind - and remember, we may be using different brands or variations of ingredients which can significantly impact the nutritional and Syn values! is not responsible for any loss or damage due to reliance on nutritional information provided here. is an independent and UNOFFICIAL website, and it is in no way affiliated with, endorsed by, or representative of Slimming World. I’m NOT a Slimming World consultant, nor am I trained to give advice on any aspect of the plan, and so any information provided here should never replace the guidance of your consultant.
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Calories: 361kcal

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