Keto French toast using leftover low carb banana bread dipped in a creamy egg mix with cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Top with sugar free syrup, fresh fruits, sugar free jams or even Greek yogurt!
Keto French Toast
When cutting the carbohydrates from your diet bread is usually the easiest food to cut from your diet. Breads are carb heavy unless you find a low carb bread that you actually like eating.
For this recipe I use my low carb banana bread made with Carbquick. This, my friends, is the most delicious keto French toast EVER!
You will look forward to a low carb breakfast when you make french toast with banana bread!
Other low carb breads
To be honest, I haven’t tried a lot of different low carb breads that are found online or in stores.
The only breads that I pick up are low carb tortillas, which I have regularly stocked.
Some other low carb breads to consider:
- Sola Bread – net 3 grams of carbs. This one isn’t gluten-free.
- Schmidt Bread – the 647 bread is 6 carbs per slice with 7 grams of fiber.
- Healthy Life Bread – is net zero carbs and made with Allulose.
- The Foodie Affair’s Low Carb Banana Bread – each slice is 4.2 net carbs with lots of extra flavor too!
Do you have a favorite low carb bread? Let us know!
Any low carb bread can be used in this recipe, but using my homemade low carb banana bread is the absolute best!
How to make keto French toast
The egg dip for French toast is traditionally eggs, milk, and spices. For this recipe you can use any milk, but I like to use cream adding a little extra fat to the egg mix.
As mentioned earlier, the difference between a traditional French toast recipe and a keto French toast recipe is the bread that is used.
Also, some people add sugar to the egg mix. Not in this recipe! With the sugar free toppings available, there is no need to sweeten French toast even more by adding sweetener to the egg and cream mixture.
The ingredients that are needed are low carb bread, eggs, cream or milk, cinnamon and nutmeg (omit if you aren’t a fan), vanilla extract, and your favorite toppings.
Steps to make French toast
Once you have the bread, the remaining recipe is just a matter of mixing ingredients, dipping the bread in the egg mix, then cooking the French toast on a buttered skillet.
I like to use my cast iron skillet, but when I’m sharing French toast I will use my electric griddle.
Everyone gets served at the same time and the French toast is nice and warm!
Toppings for French toast
Looking for toppings beyond keto maple syrup?
Try adding these delicious flavors to French toast:
- Cherry compote – only three ingredients. This comes together quickly.
- Confectioner’s sugar – I keep mine sugar free.
- Fresh mixed fruit – berries are my favorite.
- Sugar free strawberry puree – you’ll want to eat this by the spoonful and will be adding it to everything!
- Plain yogurt – Yes, as a topping! It’s so good. I also love mixing yogurt with jam too.
- Sugar free lemon curd – tangy and sweet. Just spoonful adds delicious flavor.
- Fresh whipped cream
What do you love adding to French toast?
What type of cream should I use?
For this recipe I use heavy cream, which has about 30 percent butterfat.
If you only have heavy whipping cream (38% butterfat), go ahead and use that but you may find that it’s too thick to soak into the bread.
You’ll need to thin the egg mix down by substituting in a few tablespoons of milk or water.
How to reheat French toast
Sometimes I make this just for me and enjoy during the week. To reheat in the oven, place cooked French toast on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes.
To reheat in a microwave, place French toast in a single layer on a microwavable plate or platter. Place a slightly damp paper towel over the French toast and heat for 20-30 second increments until warm.
Can you freeze French toast?
Yes! Follow the same method as I discuss in this Low Carb pancakes post. French toast can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Basically, after cooked and cooled you will flash freeze the slices before putting them in freezable containers or freezer bags.
Be sure to add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper if you are layering the French toast. This step prevent them from sticking together.
To reheat after freezing follow the same directions above.
Hope you enjoy this French toast Keto-style! Tell me what you added as your toppings. I love to mix it up with a variety of options.
Any peanut butter fans?
- 6 slices, Low carb banana bread
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- dash kosher salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Slice six pieces of low carb banana bread.
- In a medium size mixing bowl beat together egg, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Heat an iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and add butter to grease pan. Ensure the whole pan is covered with butter.
- Place egg mix in a pie plate and dip each slice in egg mix soaking each side of the bread.
- Put on the prepared skillet or griddle and cook. You should hear a sizzle (1-2 minutes) before flipping to cook the other side.
- Repeat if your skillet or griddle is not large enough to cook all pieces at once.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
The egg mix will be thick. If you find that it is difficult to dip, then water down the mix with a few tablespoons of liquid (water, milk, almond milk).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 4.7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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