Keto French Toast

5 from 37 votes

This keto French toast is an EASY low carb breakfast made with just 6 ingredients! Ready in just 10 minutes, it is soft and creamy in the middle with a crunchy exterior! 4 grams net carbs per serving.

Keto french toast

Keto French Toast

We take weekend breakfasts seriously in our household. We have a few keto favorites up our sleeve, including cinnamon rolls and classic bagels. When we want to go all out though, we love to prepare some keto French toast. 

Let’s be real here. There are some foods that truly cannot be given a keto friendly makeover. For the longest time, I thought French toast fell into that category. After taste testing every low carb bread on the market and seeing how well they absorbed eggs, I can confidently say that you CAN enjoy French toast on a low carb diet.

Why you’ll love this keto French toast recipe-

  • Simple ingredients. Just 6 simple ingredients are needed. No fancy sweeteners, flours, or grains.
  • Made with real keto bread. You can’t have French toast without sliced bread, and this recipe uses just that. Either homemade or store bought keto bread works! I like Orweat bread as it reminds me of Texas toast, which is a staple!
  • Ready in 10 minutes. From prep to plate, the entire recipe takes just 10 minutes to make. By the time you finish cleaning the mixing bowl, the keto toast will be ready.
  • Freezer friendly! Okay, so this brings me back to my childhood, but you can freeze portions of the French toast for quick, grab-and-go breakfasts. I like to toast them in the mornings, cut them up like French toast sticks, then slather on the peanut butter!

What I love about this low carb French toast is that it tastes EXACTLY like your classic diner style or homemade French toast. The texture is like bread pudding- soft and creamy on the inside and slightly crunchy and crisp on the outside. Pair it with an iced coffee or cold brew for the ultimate breakfast of champions!

How do you make a keto French toast?

The Ingredients.

  • Keto bread– Either homemade bread or you can use a thick, store-bought kind, like Aldi keto bread or Oroweat keto bread. 
  • Eggs– A must for any good French toast! 
  • Milk– I used unsweetened coconut milk, but any low carb milk works. 
  • Sugar free sweetener– I enjoy using keto brown sugar, but erythritol or monk fruit sweetener also work. 
  • Cinnamon– Just a pinch to add some flavor. 
  • Vanilla extract– Gives the keto toast the ultimate dessert for breakfast vibes! 
  • Butter- To fry everything together. 

The Instructions.  

Start by whisking together the eggs, milk, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until smooth and custard-like. Next, add the butter to a non-stick pan or skillet and place it over medium heat. Once hot, soak the bread in the egg mixture. 

Now, cook the keto toast on the pan for 3-4 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cook the remaining bread, then serve immediately.

how to make keto french toast

Carbs in French toast

Traditional French toast is very high in carbs, as their key ingredients are bread, sugar, and milk. A typical two toast serving contains around 95 grams of carbs, which would be almost three times the daily carb limit of anyone on a keto diet.

This keto French toast recipe has just 4 grams of net carbs. We calculated this using Oroweat keto bread and using keto maple syrup and keto powdered sugar as the toppings. If you use other kinds of bread or add more toppings, the carbs will be different. 

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Allow the bread to soak in the egg mixture for at least 15 seconds, so it has enough time to absorb it.
  • For French toast sticks, slice the toast BEFORE dipping it in the egg custard and cooking them. This allows for maximum creaminess in the middle.
  • For a richer and more decadent flavor, swap out the milk for equal parts heavy cream.

Topping ideas

I prefer keeping my French toast simple with a drizzle of lemon juice and a powdered sugar substitute, but here are some other fun keto toppings to try.

Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions

  • To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
  • To freeze: Place the cooled French toast in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
  • Reheating: Either microwave the toast for 20-30 seconds or reheat on a heated non-stick pan. 

More keto breakfast recipes to try

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat French bread on keto?

Also known as a baguette. Unless you make your own low carb French bread at home, it is not suitable for a keto diet. A 4-inch slice has 36 grams of carbs.

What kind of bread is keto friendly?

Aldi keto bread, Oroweat keto bread, and Thin Slim foods are popular keto friendly breads that are easily available in grocery stores. Other kinds of breads that are suitable for a keto diet include buns, rolls, bagels, and hot dog buns.

Is French toast high in carbs?

Traditional French toast is VERY high in carbs (over 90 grams per serving) but this homemade version has just 4 grams net carbs.

keto french toast recipe

Keto French Toast

This keto French toast is an EASY low carb breakfast made with just 6 ingredients! Ready in just 10 minutes, it is soft and creamy in the middle with a crunchy exterior! 4 grams net carbs per serving.
 
5 from 37 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Separate the eight slices of bread and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar substitute, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until smooth and custard-like.
  • Add butter to a non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Dip the bread in the custard on both sides and let it soak for 15 seconds. Place it in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping once. 
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Notes

* My favorite low carb bread includes Oroweat bread, Aldi keto bread and Think slim bread.
TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
TO FREEZE: Place the cooled French toast in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
TO REHEAT: Either microwave the toast for 20-30 seconds or reheat on a heated non-stick pan. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 4g
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    6 thoughts on “Keto French Toast

    1. I am not sure how much bread to use. A serving in your bread recipe is 1 slice. Can you clarify? The recipe says 2 servings. Do you mean 2 loaves? Thanks! I love your recipes. You are doing a great job!

    2. We would save all the heels of the bread or any other pieces like maybe the crusts off of breads that the kids don’t like and put them in a bag in the freezer until we had enough bread to make the “pudding”

    3. 5 stars
      This was my first keto recipe & it remains my favorite. I never would have lasted on this diet without finding it or this site. I freeze my slices & it’s quick to remove just one for breakfast. I microwave for 45-60 seconds, slather butter, place 10 raspberries/blackberries atop, and shake Swerve confectioners over it. Sometimes I add 1T canned coconut milk warmed up, like a syrup. Other times I mix 1-2 tsp Lakanto maple flavor syrup with 1T canned coconut milk. This French toast is so delicious. Thank you for your stellar work.

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