French Toast – Low Carb | Keto | Paleo

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This French Toast Bake is the perfect low carb casserole for a weekend brunch. It tastes like cinnamon rolls without all the work. Made with keto friendly gluten free cinnamon bread, topped with a sugar free sticky frosting and grain free cinnamon streusel.

Updated December 2019

EASY FRENCH BAKED TOAST

Want French toast but don't feel like frying individual pans on the stove? That's when an easy casserole of French toast comes to the rescue. Because you can make French toast ahead of time, it's perfect for weekend brunch, special holidays, and Christmas morning when you have guests overnight.

We have quite a few French toast recipes on our site like this Blueberry Overnight French Toast Bake, Apple Streusel French Toast Bake and this Strawberry Overnight French Toast Casserole.

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This simple French toast has been updated with grain-free, low-carb ingredients, making it perfect for guests with dietary concerns. My family loves French toast and this healthy French toast recipe is always a hit in our house.

What I like most about making baked French toast is that they are very easy to prepare and come together quickly.

All you have to do is drop everything on a plate and let the oven do the work! You can even put everything together the night before and bake it the next morning.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR FRENCH TOAST CASSEROL WITH CANELA

A traditional French toast casserole is usually made with French bread, Texas toast or sourdough bread and a cup of brown sugar. Since our version is healthy baked French toast, we are using:

  • Keto loaf of bread OR your favorite gluten-free paleo bread for the paleo casserole French toast: To buy from the store, you can also use store-bought keto bread like California Girl Sandwich Bread or Solia
  • eggs
  • almond milk (we love to use Malk)
  • golden monk fruit sweetener OR brown sugar substitute of your choice (you can also substitute coconut sugar for paleo)
  • Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup or pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon

FOR STREUSEL COATING:

  • extra fine blanched almond flour
  • golden monk fruit sweetener OR brown sugar substitute of your choice (you can also substitute coconut sugar for paleo)
  • grass-fed butter, butter or organic refined coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • fine sea salt

ICING – optional:

  • powdered sugar substitute: we like to use monk fruit sweetener, but you can also use coconut sugar powder for paleo
  • almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Kite Hill cream cheese OR regular cream cheese if not dairy free

HOW TO MAKE THE FRENCH BAKED TOAST

  1. CUT THE BREAD INTO PIECES: Preheat oven to 300F. Using your favorite grain-free bread, cut it into slices and then into evenly sized pieces or cubes. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn and bake for another 10 minutes. Once cooled, add them to the bottom of a greased saucepan.
  2. DO THE STREUSEL: In a medium bowl, add ingredients for streusel topping and combine with fork. Use your hands to pinch the pea-sized crumbs.
  3. MAKE THE MIX OF EGGS: Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sweetener, and vanilla in a large measuring cup and pour over the bread. Sprinkle with streusel filling. Cover and store in the refrigerator (preferably overnight) until needed.
  4. Bake at 350 F and serve hot with desired ingredients or frosting.

Variations and coverage

Everyone loves a little variety, so feel free to change things:

  • Add some fruits like blueberries, blueberries or strawberries
  • Add some chocolate chips to a French chocolate toast
  • Use any non-dairy milk you prefer

What are the best ways to serve French toast?

French toast is amazing, but you can also serve it as a full brunch with an egg casserole,

Can French toast be frozen?

Yes, the best thing about making French toast is that you can freeze it before baking or even after. Just cover it with plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil to keep the freezer from burning. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then bake at 350 ° F for 55 minutes or 25 minutes if previously baked.

Why does everyone love to bake French toast overnight?

This cinnamon French toast bake should definitely pop up for brunch on Christmas, New Years, Mother's Day, or any weekend morning. Not only is it easy to put together, it makes your home smell absolutely amazing as it bakes in the oven.

Less than 20 minutes of preparation the night before, wake up the next morning and put it in the oven while everyone opens their presents. My family loves cinnamon rolls and French toast, and this casserole combines both delicious flavors.

More French toast recipes:

Mixed berry french toast bake

Baking French toast with blueberries

Banana Pecan Streusel Baked French Toast

French toast

Course: breakfast

American kitchen

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 551 kcal

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Ingredients

FOR THE BAKED FRENCH TOAST:

ICE FORMATION:

  • 1-2 teaspoons Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup OR maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free Kitehill cream cheese OR regular cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9 × 9-inch square baking dish or 2.5-quart saucepan.

  2. CUT BREAD INTO PIECES: Preheat oven to 300F. Using your favorite grain-free bread, cut it into slices and then into evenly sized pieces or cubes. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn and bake for another 10 minutes. Once cooled, add them to the bottom of a greased saucepan.

  3. Prepare the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut the butter into cubes with a blender or two forks.

  4. In a large bowl or measuring cup, mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla.

  5. Place half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the pan. Pour in 1/3 of the egg mixture and sprinkle with 1/3 of the streusel topping. Top with remaining bread cubes. Pour in the remaining egg mixture, pressing down on the bread cubes to absorb the mixture.

  6. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Let cool in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight. When you're ready to bake, remove the French toast from the fridge.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 22-25 minutes or until fluffy and golden.

  8. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Combine the maple syrup, cream cheese, and milk in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Add more or less milk depending on the desired consistency.

  9. Remove the French toast from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top with syrup and / or cream cheese frosting, if desired. Serve warm.

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