Keto French toast is a fantastic way to start your morning. And if you've never baked low-carb bread before, I've prepared the easiest possible and the most delicious recipe for you. And trust me, it tastes just like the real thing.
This low-carb French toast is sweet but at the same time sugar-free, soft, and crunchy, and can be served almost any way you like — with berries, fruits, syrup, etc.
You can make this bread in advance and then make the French toast the next morning for your whole family to enjoy (my kid loves it, so I'm sure yours will enjoy it too).
Is French Toast Keto Friendly?
The usual French toast is not keto-friendly. However, when using the right bread, it's possible to eat French toast when following the keto diet. So, the answer is... YES, you can eat French toast, but make sure that the bread you're using for it is low carb.
How to Make Keto Bread
I love to make low-carb bread by myself instead of buying it at a grocery store. This way, I know for sure what ingredients it consists of. And truth be told, homemade keto bread is much more delicious than the store-bought kind.
Here's what you'll need for this keto bread:
- Almond flour. I do not recommend substituting almond flour with coconut flour since the bread will be a bit dryer and won't have the needed texture. And make sure to choose blanched almond flour: it will give your bread that fine and fluffy texture.
- Baking powder. Adding baking powder is a must since it'll lighten the texture of the keto bread.
- Eggs. I used large eggs.
- Milk. It's okay to use either cow's milk or plant-based milk (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, hemp milk, all of them work great here).
- Butter. If you want, it's okay to use coconut oil. Just add the same amount of coconut oil that you were supposed to add to the butter.
- Salt. Just a pinch of salt is perfect for this recipe.
- Erythritol. I used erythritol, but you can use any other sweetener that you prefer.
Scroll down to the recipe card to see how much of each ingredient you'll need to bake the keto bread.
After gathering all of the needed ingredients, you should preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and prepare a 5x10-inch loaf baking pan. You can either spray some cooking oil inside it or place a piece of parchment paper inside it and up to the sides.
And then, you should melt the butter and whisk it up together with the eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder with almond flour, erythritol, and salt. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ones and pour the bread mixture into the loaf baking pan. You should bake the bread for about 40-50 minutes.
Tip: don't cut the bread nor take it out of the loaf baking pan until it has completely cooled down.
How to Make Low-Carb French Toast
If you've ever made traditional French toast before, then you'll see that the process of making keto French toast is exactly the same, only you'll be using low-carb bread instead of the regular kind. Here's what you should prepare:
- Eggs. Depending on how much French toast you want to make, you'll need to use one, two, or three eggs.
- Milk. It's up to you to choose what kind of milk to use. Both cow's milk and plant-based kind work great. Or you can even use heavy cream instead of milk. But since heavy cream is higher in calories, I rarely use it.
- Cinnamon. It is totally optional to use cinnamon.
- Vanilla extract. This ingredient is also optional.
So, all that you'll need to do is whisk up the eggs, pour in the milk, and add the cinnamon. Then slice your bread and soak it in the egg mixture (make sure that it is fully covered in it).
Then, you should fry the bread in a skillet on both sides for a few minutes. And that's! Your keto French toast is ready to be served.
My favorite way of serving keto French toast is with some berries or fresh fruit on the side. But since not all of the fruits and berries are low carb, you should be careful when choosing which ones to add. Here are a few of the keto-friendly fruits and berries that you can use:
Also, I like to sprinkle my keto French toast with some powdered sweetener and drizzle with sugar-free syrup. I almost always use the Lakanto Syrup since it tastes just like the usual maple syrup.
You can store either the keto bread in the fridge and then whenever you want to just make the French toast. Or if you want, you can make the keto French toast and store it in the fridge that way. It will last up to 3-4 days.
Oh, and yes, this keto French toast is also freezer-friendly. But it is still best to freeze the keto bread slices rather than the ready French toast.
Keto French Toast (Bread Recipe Included)
For the keto bread:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tbsp whole milk (or plant-based milk)
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp erythritol
For the french toast:
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp whole milk (or plant-based milk)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- erythritol powder, fruits, or sugar-free syrup to garnish
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Oil a 5x10-inch loaf baking pan (or fit a piece of parchment paper inside).
- Whisk up the egg with milk and melted butter. Then, add the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and erythritol. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 40-50 minutes. Let the bread cool down completely before slicing it.
- Slice the bread. In a bowl, whisk up 2 eggs with the milk and cinnamon. Coat each bread slice in the egg mixture on each side.
- Place a skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil. Fry the bread slices on each side for about 2-3 minutes (until crisp).
- Sprinkle the keto French toast with some erythritol powder and serve with fresh fruit and sugar-free syrup.