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Healthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast Recipe (no bread)
I love having a delicious breakfast at the start of the day, so this Haelthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast Recipe fits right into my keto lifestyle.
You may be thinking it would be impossible to have french toast on a keto diet without any regular bread, but it is possible when you make it up yourself with my quick low carb bread recipe.
I have transformed a traditional french toast recipe into a quick and easy keto french toast recipe that you can also make ahead for an easy meal prep as it warms up nicely!
You can even take it a step further and cut into strips for some keto french toast sticks when you use a square pan instead of a round one.
The low-carb bread that you mix up quick in a mixing bowl will have you re-imagining what low-carb french toast can be.
It does not contain any almond flour so it is perfect as a nut-free option if you need that since it uses coconut flour.
It doesn’t have to include bread, especially when store-bought keto bread is not gluten free and if you want gluten free, it can only be made from scratch.
They use wheat gluten in the keto white bread you find at the store.
Yes, there are good options like cloud bread, egg loaf, 90-second bread, coconut flour bread and even a keto bread recipe using egg whites that I enjoy, but sometimes I just want something that doesn’t take a lot of time.
Something that doesn’t have me making a whole loaf of a keto-friendly recipe for bread, you know, like on a lazy saturday morning!
This low carb french toast recipe starts out with you making a quick bread with simple ingredients, then once you are done with the baking, you fry it up just like you would do with regular french toast.
I recommend an 8 inch cast iron skillet since it helps crisp up the outsides well.
If for some reason you do not have one, you can go with a pie pan, or an loaf pan to make french toast sticks.
Keep reading as I walk you through the easy recipe,plus give you some ideas for substitutions and toppings!
Here is what you need to make this Healthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast Recipe
- Butter; melted
- Heavy whipping cream or coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
- Large Eggs
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
- Ground Cinnamon
Let’s make some Healthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast!
Start out by preheating your oven to 350F.
Prepare your 8 inch cast iron skillet or pie plate/pan by greasing and lining with parchment paper for best results.
You can use a loaf pan if you are wanting to make french toast sticks.
This is the only way you can ensure that it comes out of the pan without sticking.
You want it to be completely in tact when you go to frying it up and it also makes it easier to cut into the desired shape you want.
An easy way to line it with the paper is to turn the container over and form it around the bottom.
Then turn your container over, wether a skillet or bread pan, and it fits right in without a struggle.
In a medium bowl whisk all of the breakfast cake ingredients starting with the eggs, butter and heavy cream, then whisking the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
Let it rest for a few minutes so the coconut flour can absorb some of the moisture and achieve the perfect texture.
Now pour it into your prepared skillet or pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake 15 minutes for skillet or 10 minutes for pie pan.
You want it golden brown and when a toothpick tests clean in the middle it is ready to go.
Cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
Whisk the egg batter dip ingredients in a medium bowl.
Pour the mixture of eggs, heavy cream and cinnamon out into a shallow bowl or plate for dipping.
Preheat a skillet or frying pan over medium high heat and melt 1 tbsp butter in it.
Turn the skillet down to medium-low heat when you are ready to fry the french toast.
Being gentle, dip 1 piece into the dip mixture and fry for 2 min each side as you would french toast.
Serve with butter and your favorite keto maple syrup.
I prefer the sugar-free syrup from Natures Hollow as it is the closest to the maple syrup I remember before going sugar free.
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container up to 5 days.
They can be re-heated in the oven at 350F for 8 minutes.
The whole recipe contains 8 grams of net carbs.
If you are not counting net carbs, the ingredients that have carbs is the coconut flour at 16g carbs and 10g of fiber, and the heavy cream at 2 grams of carbs for the total 5 tablespoons.
I do not count sugar alcohols as they are not metabolized in the body.
Substitute in some allulose if you are wanting to stay away from the sugar alcohols.
Both of these sweeteners have zero net carbs so they are perfect to add as sweeteners to keto foods!
Check out my post here where I go into detail on keto sweeteners and which one would be best for you!
Truthfully I can only really eat half of this recipe and I am stuffed!
That would only be 4 g net carbs, or 9 grams of carbs.
You are getting in protein plus some healthy fats to help you stay fuller longer!
Here are some additional ideas and substitutions you can try!
- Double the recipe and make it in an 8×8 square baking pan to make double the amount of french toast sticks.
- Go big when you add on your favorite toppings like some sugar free fruit jam, or some fresh berries.
- Try a sprinkle of some powdered sugar substitute or confectioners erythritol over the keto french toast! I always loved this when I was a kid ordering french toast at a restaurant!
- Cover it with a thin layer of cream cheese then top with some sugar free strawberry sauce for a strawberry cheesecake version.
- Turn this Healthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast Recipe into a keto french toast casserole when you double the recipe for an 8×8 pan. Then instead of frying it up in a pan, cut it into cubes and cover with the egg mixture. Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes until set. Scoop out and cover with sugar-free maple syrup!
- You can also multiply the recipe by 4 times to fit into a 9×13 pan. Then cube it up after baking to make a french toast casserole as mentioned prior. it will feed the entire family then! It will go much faster than standing over the skillet making keto pancakes for everyone and no one will know it is designed for the ketogenic diet, they will eat it happily!
- Make this a savory french toast when you omit the sweetener and vanilla extract and replace it with your favorite herbs.
- Substitute the monkfruit in the batter with some keto brown sugar substitute to give it a maple like flavor in the french toast.
- Check out my post here where I give you my Top 16 Low Carb Coconut Flour Recipes (Gluten Free and Keto)
- Try my Keto Mock Maple Syrup recipe if you happen to run out of your favorite and need some without running to the store!
Healthy Keto Cinnamon French Toast Recipe (no bread)
- 4 tbsp butter; melted
- 4 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
Dip Mixture for frying
- 1 large egg; whisked
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Prepare your 8 inch cast iron skillet OR pie plate/pan by greasing AND lining with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl whisk all of the breakfast cake ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 15 minutes for skillet or 10 minutes for pie pan.
- You want it golden brown and toothpick tested clean in the middle.
- Cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
- Whisk dip ingredients in medium bowl in beginning.
- Pour out onto a pie plate or shallow dish.
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
- Melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet.
- Being gentle and dip 1 piece into the dip mixture and fry 2 min each side as you would french toast.
- Serve with butter and keto maple syrup.
- Leftovers can be re-heated in the toaster.
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