This quick and easy recipe is a fantastic weekend breakfast for the busy low-carber. Made with store-bought keto bread and ready in just 10 minutes, this keto French toast is as simple as keto French toast gets.
Why We Use Pre-Made Keto Bread
French toast is one of those meals we love for its simplicity. Just soak a couple of stale bread slices in milk and eggs and fry until crispy. Maybe throw in some sugar, cinnamon, or salt for a savory version and you’re good to go!
And because simplicity is the essence of French toast, we naturally chose to make our low-carb French toast with store-bought keto bread. If your nearest store doesn’t sell keto bread, you can always order from one of many brands online or on Amazon. Most brands are also freezer-friendly, which further adds to the convenience factor.
This particular recipe uses Kiss My Keto Bread in Cinnamon Raisin flavor. What’s great about this loaf is its light and fluffy texture — perfect for soaking up rich and tasty batters. Plus, it’s already infused with cinnamon flavor along with zero-carb sweeteners, raisins, butter, and more.
How Do I Make Keto French Toast?
Easy! Making keto French toast follows the same steps as what your grandma used to make but uses low-carb ingredients. The whole process is as easy as one-two-three:
- Make the batter
Combine the eggs, almond milk, and flavorings in a bowl and mix until you get a smooth and even batter.
- Soak the slices
If using stale keto bread, soak for at least 15 seconds, preferably longer. This will make for keto French toast that’s crispy on the outside with a creamy center.
- Fry the toast
Grease your skillet with a little bit of oil and fry the slices for a couple of minutes on each side. Use just enough fat to cover the skillet —about a teaspoon or two.
Once fried, serve your keto French toast warm or even refrigerate or freeze any leftovers. It can last for three days in the fridge or three months in the freezer. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop when ready to enjoy.
Keto French Toast Recipe
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of white pepper
- 4 slices of KMK Cinnamon Raisin bread
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with almond milk, cinnamon, and white pepper.
- Soak the bread slices into the eggs.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and grease it with cooking oil.
- Cook the toast for 3 minutes per side.
- Serve warm.
Tips & Tricks
Making keto French toast is pretty straightforward. But there’s a difference between good-enough French toast and the restaurant-quality stuff, and the difference lies in preparation methods and the ingredients.
For top-notch keto French toast, you want to fry the toast for at least 6 minutes, which is how much it takes for the custard to form a crispy crust and smooth middle. Frying temperatures also matter. Add the toast to fully heated oil and set the heat to medium-high during the entire process.
If you don’t like custard-filled toast, skip the soaking step and just dip your bread slices for a couple of seconds on each side before throwing them into the hot oil. On the other hand, if you prefer a richer texture and flavor, use heavy cream in place of almond milk. You could also use coconut milk, but this will give you a coconut-tasting toast, which is fine if that’s what you prefer. Other great add-ins include vanilla extract, nutmeg, or a couple of teaspoons of flavored liquor.
Ingredients You’ll Need
For this keto French toast recipe, you will need 5 simple ingredients. Most of these are luckily easy to find in your nearest grocery store:
Eggs are needed to bind the liquids in this recipe and create a custard-like center that we know and love in French toast. Choose pastured eggs since these have a better flavor and creamier texture than regular eggs.
Normally, we use cow’s milk in French toast. But cow’s milk is too high in milk sugar (in the form of lactose) for keto, so go with almond milk instead. It’s light, mild-tasting, and creates silky smooth custards.
For a touch of comfort, a little bit of cinnamon goes a long way. Cinnamon is a popular add-in in many French toast recipes, and we see no reason not to include it in our low-carb French toast.
Why on Earth add pepper to a sweet dish like this? Because it adds a touch of zing to make things more interesting. Of course, if you’re not feeling adventurous, feel free to omit this ingredient.
Sliced keto bread
For the sake of convenience, go for store-bought keto bread. And if you already have stale leftovers, the better! The French name for this dish is pain perdu, meaning “lost bread.” Besides sticking to traditions, using old bread also helps avoid a soggy mess.
You will also need butter or oil to grease your skillet or pan. If using oil, choose a neutral-tasting one, like sunflower or grapeseed oil, to avoid changing the flavor of this recipe.
Keto French Toast FAQ
How many carbs are in keto French toast?
This French toast recipe has only 5.5g of net carbs in two slices. Besides that, you’ll get around 220 calories and over 16g of protein from the same serving.
What is the best bread for keto French Toast?
We believe store-bought keto bread is ideal for making keto French toast. It’s convenient and ready to use for easy keto toast making. Most brands are light and fluffy while containing enough fiber to absorb the batter perfectly.
How to avoid soggy keto French toast?
Use old keto bread and soak it in the egg mixture for up to a minute or two. How long you should soak your keto bread depends on how stale and thick your slices are — the tougher and thicker the bread, the longer it needs to soak.
Is it better to use butter or oil for Low-Carb French Toast?
Butter adds a beautiful flavor to keto French toast, but it can burn easily if you’re not careful. French toast needs to fry longer than pancakes or crepes, so you might want to fry in neutral-tasting cooking oil if you want to play it safe.
How to store keto French toast?
Place leftovers in storage bags or a container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or pan placed over medium heat.