Growing up, french toast was one of the first things I ever learned how to make. It’s always been one of my favorite breakfast items, and for a kid just learning their way around a kitchen, it’s a super easy dish. Just a couple minuets and a couple of instructions and you have a rockstar breakfast. Growing up we would usually make it out of a thick Texas toast and even the occasional hot dog bun but that’s the wonderful thing about french toast…as long as you can get that bread to soak up the eggy batter, you can use whatever bread you like best. EVEN low carb breads.
Obviously, I can’t have normal french toast made out of carb loaded bread, so I began looking at my options I think is a homesick thing. My family and I use to always have french toast for Sunday brunch with some of my dads homemade maple syrup. So I decided I had to take matters into my own hands and find a great alternative to french toast and I must say, this takes first prize. While there are plenty of recipes out there that use almond flour (will post at another time) I decided to take a risk and try a low carb bread that I saw online. While a loaf of this bread can be a bit on the pricey side I love it as a low carb alternative. Great Low Carb Bread Company is a company that has everything from loafs of bread to low carb scones and provide customers with a variety of flavors. To buy the bread that I used in this recipe check out LOW CARB BREAD.
So far Amazon has been the least expensive.
I am really, really pleased with the bread that I ordered. It is a little dense dense and chewy, but once it is soaked in the egg and fried you can not tell the difference. I am excited to use this bread for grilled sandwiches and even thanksgiving stuffing!
The trick to making this work is to really dry out the slices of bread prior to dipping them into the batter. Since the bread itself is dense and fairly moist, it won’t soak up the batter as a wheat bread would, unless it is dried out first. Simply let the slices dry out in a warm oven ahead of time. This recipe certainly satisfied my craving for one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods!
1 tbs. butter
1/3 c. Unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbs. Sweetener
1 tbs. Carbquik (optional, I like how it thickens up but it is not needed)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 slices of low carb bread
Set 2 pieces of Low Carb Bread in a warm oven for a hour before you are ready to make the french toast. Letting the bread sit will allow it to firm up and soak up the batter better. Once the bread has set combine the egg, milk, sweetener, carbquik and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Pour batter into a large shallow dish. Place two slices of bread into and let sit 30 seconds to 1 minute to soak in mixture. Flip over and let sit another 30 to 1 minute seconds.
Meanwhile, heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbs butter and cook until butter just begins to brown, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. Remove bread from batter and shake lightly to remove excess batter. Place in skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Top with hig fiber fruit such as blueberries, cool whip, butter or sugar free syrup and enjoy!
Total Carbs: 21.97
Total Fiber: 18.17
Net Carbs: 3.8
Servings: 1 (2pc. serving)
Net Carbs/Serving: 3.8