Look no further than this easy low-carb keto french toast recipe for a kid-friendly breakfast. You can even make ahead in sticks or slices and freeze for quick morning meals before school or work.
Since I don't have any time to cook breakfast on work days, I like to cook at least one special morning meal on the weekend. A family favorite is cinnamon french toast made with my simple low-carb bread recipe.
The savory quick bread holds together well when sliced. And, it isn't soft like many store bought white breads.
I was able to cut the bread into regular half inch slices instead of the thicker one inch slices. But thicker slices can be used if you prefer the Texas style.
You can even cut each slice in half lengthwise for keto french toast sticks! The kids really like the sticks so they can dip them.
When I have time, I like to make a double batch to have plenty to freeze for later. It's super convenient when I need to get breakfast on the table quickly on busy mornings.
The best part of the recipe is that it's make with only a handful of simple ingredients.
- Low-carb white bread cut into thick slices - I like to use my simple low carb bread recipe but you can use a 90 second bread like my keto mug muffin if you need something quick.
- Eggs - These are essential for a traditional french toast.
- Almond milk - Any milk low in carbs is fine to use but unsweetened almond milk is what I prefer. You can even use a 50/50 mix of heavy whipping cream and water.
- Vanilla extract - The added vanilla flavor enhances the taste without adding sweetener.
- Cinnamon - You don't want to leave out the ground cinnamon spice as it really gives a nice flavor.
The key to cutting carbs in the recipe is to replace the bread with a low-carb alternative. It's best to make your own bread. Even a quick keto mug muffin will do.
Once you have your bread, there's just a few simple steps needed to make the keto french toast.
- Combine eggs, low-carb milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a large shallow bowl.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture to coat well.
- Fry in a skillet or on a griddle until golden brown on both sides.
That's all there is to it! If your bread is already made, it should take no longer than 15 minutes. Then you can relax and enjoy your delicious morning treat.
️ Serving suggestions
The keto french toast tastes great hot off the griddle or pan. But if you like a little sweetness, dust on some powdered sweetener or pour on your favorite pancake syrup.
For the least impacting keto maple syrup, try Walden Farms pancake syrup. It's not only zero carb, it's calorie free too!
I usually make my own homemade low-carb maple syrup. But, store bought is easy and convenient for me now. But, store bought is easy and convenient for me now.
You can also top the toast with fresh berries. Or pour on some homemade sugar-free blueberry syrup or keto strawberry sauce.
Since this recipe tastes like the real thing, it's perfect for the whole family!
My kids prefer to have this low carb french toast made in sticks versus slices. That's because they can eat it with their hands. And they prefer to dunk the bread into the sugar-free maple syrup!
The bread slices are already rectangular because it's a short loaf. So you'll just need to cut them into thicker slices then cut in half lengthwise.
Cloud bread is a great option for the keto bread. It's also very low in carbs.
Leftovers can be stored inside an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, place them in sealed containers in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat, place slices in a toaster on desired setting. Or place in the microwave for 30 to 90 seconds. You can also place them in the oven at 400°F for about 4 to 6 minutes.
If you'd rather have pancakes, I have a terrific keto-friendly ones. My favorites are almond flour pancakes and coconut flour pancakes.
If you favor the crispness of waffles, give my almond flour waffles or coconut flour waffles a try.
But if you have some homemade bread slices available, I'd go for this french toast recipe. It makes a cozy breakfast for weekend mornings.
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Low-Carb Keto French Toast
- 1 low carb bread cut into 16 slices
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- keto-friendly pancake syrup optional
- Add eggs, almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon into large shallow bowl.
- Whisk ingredients until well combined.
- Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture and cook on hot skillet or grill until both sides are browned.
- Shake on powdered sweetener if desired and serve with low-carb pancake syrup.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 155 [carbohydrates] => 3 [protein] => 5 [fat] => 14 [saturated_fat] => 7 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 1 [monounsaturated_fat] => 1 [cholesterol] => 131 [sodium] => 168 [potassium] => 47 [fiber] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 400 [calcium] => 30 [iron] => 1.1 [serving_unit] => slice [serving_size] => 1 )
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First Published: Mar 4, 2012... Last Updated: August 18, 2020 with new photos and more details about the recipe.
Can you use regular milk
You can, but it adds in more carbs.
You are a culinary genius! Thank you for the amazing recipes! They are helping me eat better and loose weight. I love your blog!
Thanks so much Michelle!
Just a note I grew up baking home made bread and I always kept yeast packets in the freezer to have whenever I needed them, can't wait to try your bread recipe thanks ;o)
Lori - Thanks for the tip! I will buy a few extra packets and put them in the freezer. Hope to try a low carb yeast bread recipe soon.