Keto French Toast

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This keto French toast recipe is a low-carb, diabetic-friendly breakfast dish flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. It has the perfect texture we all know and love, but only 5 grams net carb per serving!

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How to Make Keto French Toast

Gather a few ingredients, mix them together, then fry the bread until golden brown, and you can sit down to a hot breakfast of French toast in less than 30 minutes!

In 2008, when I met my husband in Santa Cruz, Ca, he took me out to a French toast breakfast almost every Thursday. He’s been a staunch critic of low-carb remakes, saying they never get it quite right. That was until this recipe! Now we have the perfect sugar-free French toast and love it.

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Ingredients

Keto bread – This psyllium husk keto bread is my first choice for French toast. After cooking, the crust gets crispy while the center is soft and chewy. It’s delicious! However, if you already have a favorite keto bread recipe, you can substitute it with whichever one you like best.

Eggs – Eggs are essential for coating both sides of bread and then getting the classic French toast texture.

Heavy cream – Cream replaces the need for milk found in traditional recipes with a more suitable low-carb ingredient.

Flavors – I adore ground cinnamon and vanilla extract in the batter, but you could omit them if you prefer.

Butter – Fry each piece of bread in butter until it gets toasty and golden brown!

Toppings – I suggest serving with full-fat Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries, however, these are optional and you can enjoy plain French toast just as well. Homemade raw milk yogurt is a delicious substitution for Greek yogurt.

You may also like serving with keto maple-flavored syrup and dusting with a powdered sugar replacement.

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Step-By-Step Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Add cinnamon and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, flip it over and coast the second side. 
  4. Once the pan is hot, arrange as many bread slices as will fit without touching one another. Cook 60-90 seconds until golden brown. Then, flip and cook the same for the second side. Repeat until all the bread is cooked.
  5. Serve warm with optional strawberries and yogurt.

Nutritional Info for Strawberry French Toast Recipe

  • 359 calories
  • 6 protein
  • 30 fat
  • 17 total carbs
  • 12 fiber
  • 5 net carbs

Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.

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Strawberry French Toast FAQ

How many carbs in French toast?

According to FatSecret, one slice of plain French toast has about 20 grams of carbohydrates. Considering that a serving usually includes at least two pieces, that’s 40 grams of carb minimum per meal. Compare this with only 17 grams of total carb (just 5 grams net carbs) per serving of my low-carb recipe, and you’ll see a big difference.

Can diabetics eat French toast?

Unfortunately, traditional French toast is a no-no for anyone with diabetes due to the high amount of carbs and sugar.

Is French toast keto?

Regular French toast with bread, milk and maple syrup is too high in carbohydrates for a keto diet. However, by making appropriate substitutions (as I do in the recipe card below), you can adapt the concept for French toast to meet keto macros.

Can I eat French toast on keto?

Provided that you follow a keto French toast recipe – yes! You can eat French toast on a keto diet. The recipe I give below is a great example of a sugar-free and low-carb option.

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More Keto Breakfast Recipes

Starting the day with one of my family-friendly keto breakfast recipes is always good!

Here are some more ideas you’ll like:

I also have a popular collection of keto pancake recipes you don’t want to miss!

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Low-Carb French Toast with Strawberries

Jessica Haggard
This keto French toast recipe is a low-carb, diabetic-friendly breakfast dish flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. It has the perfect texture we all know and love, but only 5 grams net carb per serving!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Serve with:

  • 1 cup strawberries sliced, optional
  • ½ cup full-fat Greek yogurt optional

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Add cinnamon and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Dip the bread in the egg mixture, flip it over and coat the second side. 
  • Once the pan is hot, arrange as many bread slices as will fit without touching one another. Cook 60-90 seconds until golden brown. Then, flip and cook the same for the second side. Repeat with all remaining slices.
  • Serve warm with optional strawberries and yogurt.

Video

Notes

Homemade raw milk yogurt is a delicious substitution for Greek yogurt.
You may also like serving with keto maple-flavored syrup or a powdered sugar replacement.
If substituting the bread, each serving of just the egg mixture contains 107 calories, 10 g fat, 4 g protein, 1 g carb, 0.3 g fiber, and 1 g net carb.
The video shows our original recipe which is great, however, you’ll see the most recent (and more simple) version here on the card.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 23gSodium: 760mgFiber: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 5g

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More Keto Recipes with Strawberries

There are many delicious and nutritious keto treats to try with fresh or frozen strawberries!

This post was originally published on November 3, 2017, and updated on September 16, 2022.

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