Maple-Drenched Monte Cristo

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Of course, maple syrup goes over French toast, waffles and pancakes. But if you haven’t poured this sweet glaze over a sandwich, you haven’t had the best of breakfast. Of course, a syrup-soaked turkey burger probably wouldn’t work. The ever-popular Monte Cristo, on the other hand, is a sure bet. This sweet-style ham and cheese will leave you saying “yes and more, please!”

Monte Cristo Recipe Made Healthy

Maple-Drenched Monte Cristo

Makes 1 sandwich
Macros with a bag of Quest Chips: 322 calories | 18 g net carbs | 44 g protein

Slim Buns

1 medium zucchini, ends removed
½ cup sweet potato, baked and skinned
1 cup oats
1/3 cup oat flour
2 scoops Quest Multi-Purpose Protein Powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
1/3 cup liquid egg whites

Monte Cristo

2 Slim Buns
1 slice turkey bacon, cooked and cut in half
½ oz. sliced ham
½ oz. sliced turkey
1 slice fat-free American cheese
1 Tbsp. sugar-free strawberry preserves

Topping: Sugar-free pancake syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with Silpat or other oven-safe liner.
  2. Chop zucchini into large chunks and place in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add sweet potato and continue to blend until well-combined.
  4. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the oats, oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, whole egg and egg whites. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Drop 2 tablespoons of mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread into a circle. Repeat with remaining batter until all is used.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  7. To prepare Monte Cristo, soak cooked Slim Buns in 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites.
  8. In a coated skillet over medium heat, brown buns on each side.
  9. Once browned, place pieces of bacon side by side on one bun. Top with ham, turkey and cheese.
  10. Spread preserves on top of other bun and form a sandwich.
  11. Slice sandwich in half and pour syrup over top. Serve with your favorite flavor of Quest Chips. Enjoy!