Keto french toast made with homemade almond flour bread and egg dip, topped with blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup. An easy low-carb breakfast to satisfy your sweet tooth!
This keto french toast recipe replicates the delicious sugary crisp and butter coating of the popular breakfast and brunch favorite, but with low-carb bread and sugar-free glaze. If you want an easy low-sugar keto breakfast recipe, this one’s for you.
Discover how to make quick almond flour bread from scratch, what toppings to use, and the best way to make the famous egg coating. Let’s get into it.
The good news is that making french toast keto-friendly all comes down to your choice of bread, and with our homemade almond flour bread recipes, this switch is easy.
This low-carb version tastes remarkably similar to the traditional version with a very similar sweet and crispy coating. When you’re craving french toast for breakfast, this makes an excellent substitute and a great keto-friendly breakfast option.
This keto french toast averages about 5 grams of net carbs per 2-piece serving, compared to the 25 grams of regular french toast.
Keto-Friendly Bread Substitutes
Cloud bread is a very popular keto alternative made out of egg whites, cream cheese, and salt. These soft, fluffy disks work well as the bread for sandwiches and as the main ingredient for French toast.
If you don’t want to make your own bread, you can buy Keto-friendly bread in the stores such as gluten-free almond bread. Bread that uses nut flour is Keto-friendly but solid enough to make French toast.
Keto Maple Syrup Alternatives
You can make your own low-sugar low-carb maple syrup by combining maple extract, xanthan gum, and an artificial sweetener of your choice. This way you can keep the maple flavor without breaking your diet.
If you just want a syrup to pour over your French toast but don’t care about the maple flavor, use monk fruit sweetener. This ancient Chinese sweetener has no calories or carbs but is perfectly sweet and delicious.
Dairy-Free Alternatives to Milk for Keto French Toast
Unsweetened nut milk such as almond milk is a great substitute for making the French toast batter. Its texture and flavor are similar to regular milk without the added carbs.
Another great substitute is unsweetened soy milk. Just make sure you’re getting the unsweetened instead of the sweetened variety to avoid accidentally packing on the carbs.
- To substitute the egg, you can make a quick replacement ingredient with flaxseed and water. For each egg, whisk together one tablespoon of ground flaxseed and three tablespoons of water. Leave for a few minutes, and it will form a paste with the binding qualities of egg. Whisk into the recipe as needed.
- Avoid soggy bread by only dipping it briefly. Soak the bread for a maximum of 20 seconds and then transfer it to a separate plate so it doesn’t sit in the egg mixture. Cook until crispy and keep it warm on a clean baking sheet in a 200°F (90°C) oven until serving.
- Stay at medium-low temperature. Both butter and oil will produce great french toast, but if you’re using butter, remember to cook low and slow to avoid burning it. Adding a little bit of oil to the butter will stop the butter from burning. Do not raise the temperature above medium-low and gently press the bread with a spatula to ensure even heating across the whole surface.
Keto french toast will keep in an airtight bag or container for 3-5 days in the fridge if stored a couple of hours after cooking. Freeze for 2-4 months in a labeled, airtight freezer container.
Reheat in a frying pan for a minute or two on each side. Using a microwave isn’t recommended as the texture will suffer.
Serving & Side Dish Ideas
Need a little something extra to complete this dish? Here are some of our favorite low-carb french toast sides to complete your breakfast meal.
- Fruit & Nut Quinoa Bowl: Quinoa has a uniquely delicate flavor that makes it incredibly flexible, but it can be a little bland. Infuse it with berries, citrus, and nuts for a flavor hit.
- Frittata: Just like french toast, frittata can be whipped up in no time with just a handful of ingredients. The lightly cooked eggs with spinach and tomato topping will add a healthy contrast to your main dish.
- Fruit Salad: If you can handle some extra sweetness, a simple fruit salad will balance out the butter-heavy french toast perfectly. Err on the side of caution with the natural sugars involved, but when in doubt watermelon, strawberries, and peaches are a great way to go.
Keto French Toast
- 8 x 4 loaf pan
Keto Almond Flour Bread
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp butter for frying
- fresh blueberries
- sugar-free maple syrup
- powdered erythritol
Almond Flour Bread
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line the loaf pan with parchment paper and cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk together.
- Add the eggs, vegetable oil, and water. Whisk to combine thoroughly
- Pour batter into the lined loaf pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and top of bread is golden and has developed a crust.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
- Heat butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add egg and cream, stir until combined.
- Dip keto bread into egg mixture on both sides, and fry in the frying pan for 4-5 minutes on each side
- Serve with leftover melted butter drizzled over, as well as sugar-free syrup, blueberries, and powdered erythritol.