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This classic gluten-free French toast recipe is delicious, easy to make, and perfect for breakfast or brunch. Enjoy gluten-free French toast in minutes with this recipe and helpful tips.
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GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST RECIPE
One of the things I love about gluten-free French toast is that you can make as little or as much as you want. If you're feeding a crowd, I suggest you triple the recipe and cook this gluten-free French toast on an electric griddle. Top them off with powdered sugar or maple syrup and serve.
We love using leftover gluten-free bread to make this French toast. We've also used this paleo pumpkin bread. It was an incredible and indulgent version of French toast. So go on and experiment with your favorite gluten-free bread to make this French toast.
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST
Feed a few or a crowd - This gluten-free French toast recipe is so easy to scale up when you have more mouths to feed or unexpected guests arrive. All you need to do is double the French toast batter.
Use any type of bread - The other thing that I love about this gluten-free French toast recipe is that you can use almost any type of bread to make it, and it doesn't have to be stale. Stale bread does work best, but it's not required.
Easy to make - You can make gluten-free French toast in a snap with several ingredients.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST
Butter - For cooking the French toast in a pan and for toppings.
Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread - We love using Canyon Bakehouse or my homemade gluten-free bread, but other gluten-free breads work well, too, as long as the bread is made with gluten-free flour. We also like to use thicker slices.
Eggs - This is the main ingredient next to the bread. I don't have an egg-free version yet.
Milk - We like to use vanilla almond milk, but you can use regular milk or your dairy-free milk of choice.
Cinnamon - Adds flavor. Who doesn't love cinnamon?
Vanilla - Adds flavor and balances the other flavors. Ensure your vanilla extract is pure (not imitation) for the best results.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THIS GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST
Frying pan - I like to use a nonstick 8" frying pan skillet, but depending on your family size, you may want to go one size bigger.
Spatula - I like to use a silicone spatula when turning over gluten-free French toast.
If you have any questions about making gluten-free French toast, please leave a comment, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST
Making gluten-free French toast is similar to making regular French toast; you just need to use the right gluten-free bread.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a small shallow mixing bowl or a pie plate.
- Dip a piece of gluten-free bread into the egg mixture, then flip it over, coating both sides.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place the bread in the pan. Cook for approximately 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Using a rubber spatula, flip the bread over and cook on the other side. Remove from the pan onto serving plates. Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST GF FRENCH TOAST
Stale bread - Use Day old bread.
Toppings - Don't only think of the usual toppings; use your favorite fruit perseveres, a compote, or fruit syrups.
Serve the French toast immediately - The cooked slices are best served immediately so it doesn't get cold and soggy.
Soak the bread adequately - Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and allow it to soak for a few seconds on each side. This ensures that the bread absorbs the flavors and becomes evenly coated.
Frequently Asked Questions
DOES FRENCH TOAST CONTAIN GLUTEN?
No, only if you use bread that is not gluten-free will it have gluten in it.
USING AN ELECTRIC SKILLET TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST
If you want to cook all the gluten-free French toast at once or are doubling or tripling this gluten-free French toast recipe, you can use an electric skillet to cook more pieces at once.
Omit the butter and add the coated gluten-free bread directly onto the non-stick electric skillet, cooking over medium heat. Use a rubber spatula or soft spatula to flip the French toast so you don't scratch your electric skillet. Serve with maple syrup or your other favorites.
WHAT IS THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE- BREAD TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST?
We've used a variety of gluten-free breads to make gluten-free French toast. As I mentioned, Canyon Bakehouse is a favorite of ours.
We've also used my homemade gluten-free bread, Udi's, and leftover quick breads.
WHAT CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE FOR EGGS IN GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST?
I have not tried an egg-free version yet, but you can add 1 cup of milk and add ⅓ cup of corn, arrowroot, or tapioca starch.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A SLICE OF GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST?
This gluten-free French toast has 163 calories, but that will change based on the topping(s) you add.
WHAT MILK CAN I USE FOR GF FRENCH TOAST?
We use vanilla almond milk, but you can use regular or dairy-free milk of your choice.
WHAT’S THE BEST BREAD FOR GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST?
Gluten-free Brioche bread is the best due to its taste profile but experiment with different types of bread to find your favorite. Make sure to let the bread dry out.
CAN I MAKE GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST DAIRY-FREE?
Yes, you can make this recipe dairy-free. We love using unsweetened almond milk when we make French toast, but you can use your favorite dairy-free milk. I don't recommend using water. It's not the same.
WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I USE FOR GF FRENCH TOAST?
We enjoy topping our GF French toast with butter and pure maple syrup. Other toppings include sliced bananas, sliced fruit, berries, whipped cream, honey, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
HOW DO YOU MAKE GF FRENCH TOAST THAT ISN’T SOGGY?
It is best not to use fresh bread. Day-old bread works well. As well as serving it warm.
CAN I MAKE THIS GF FRENCH TOAST AHEAD OF TIME?
I would not suggest you make it beforehand, as it tends to get soggy. I would suggest you make them in batches.
Can I Freeze Gluten-Free French Toast?
Freeze them on a baking tray and then transfer them into an airtight container. They can then be popped into a toaster to warm them up. These can be frozen for up to 3 months.
CAN YOU TOAST GLUTEN-FREE BREAD?
Yes, you can. It is denser than regular bread, so watch that you don't burn the edges.
What Variations Can I Make To The Best French Toast Recipe?
Here are some variations you can add to your cooked French toast:
- Caramelized Banana - Top your gluten-free French toast with caramelized bananas and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweet and comforting twist.
- Lemon Blueberry - Add a burst of freshness by incorporating lemon zest and blueberries into the batter, and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a dusting of powdered sugar. You can also try other fresh berries.
- Apple Cinnamon - Sauté thinly sliced apples with butter, cinnamon, and a touch of brown sugar, and use them as a delightful topping for your French toast.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly - Spread a layer of creamy peanut butter on one slice of French toast and your favorite jelly or jam on another, then sandwich them together for a nostalgic and satisfying treat.
- Chocolate Hazelnut - Spread a generous amount of chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) between two slices of French toast, and indulge in a rich and chocolatey delight.
These variations will take your gluten-free French toast to a new level of deliciousness, ensuring a flavor combination to suit every palate.
What Is The Ratio of Eggs to Milk for French Toast?
The typical ratio for the egg-to-milk mixture for French toast is approximately 1 egg to ¼ cup of milk, but feel free to adjust it based on your preference for a richer or lighter texture.
Can You Make French Toast In The Oven?
If you prefer a hassle-free and hands-off approach, you can make French toast in the oven using a sheet pan.
What Can I Serve My Gluten-Free Toast With?
We like to serve these with our warm French toast:
- Serve the best French toast with a side of crispy bacon or sausage links for a savory contrast.
- Pair the French toast with a side of fresh fruit salad or a fruit compote for a refreshing and healthy accompaniment.
- Serve with a side of creamy Greek yogurt or flavored yogurt for a cool and tangy element that complements the French toast.
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk or dairy-free milk (we used almond milk)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices gluten-free sandwich bread
- 3 tablespoons butter
- In a small shallow mixing bowl, or a pie plate, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract together.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Dip a piece of bread into the egg mixture and then flip it over, coating both sides.
- Place the bread in the pan. Repeat with 2-3 more bread slices. Don't overcrowd the pan. You can also use an electric skillet.
- Cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side or until the bread is golden brown.
- Remove from the pan onto serving plates.
- Repeat until all bread is cooked into French toast.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
- You can use regular milk or dairy-free milk in this recipe.
- Gluten-free bread, gluten-free Bagels, and gluten-free
Quick Breads all make delicious gluten-free French toast.
- You can use an electric skillet to cook the French toast, omit the butter.
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Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Honey White Bread, Gluten-Free , 24 oz (Frozen)
Blue Diamond Cookware Diamond Infused Ceramic Nonstick 8" Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Blue
4 Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Flexible Heat Resistant Non-scratch Baking Cooking Rubber Spatulas with Stainless Steel Core, Gray
Elite Gourmet EG-6203# Extra Deep 16"x13"x3.2" (10.5Qt.) Scratch Resistant, Easy Pour Spout Dishwasher Safe, Non-stick Electric Skillet with Glass Vented Lid, Adjustable Temperature, Black
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.