French toast brings back a lot of childhood memories.
My mom always made breakfast before school, and French Toast was a staple in our routine . . . even if we grabbed the toast, rolled it up and scarfed it down with butter rolling down our chins as we ran out the door balancing our books, instruments and jackets heading to the bus!
But, seriously, this was a dish that we all loved.
This recipe was no longer going to see my breakfast plate once we went gluten-free.
But, if you have been following me . . . you know I am all about saying GOODBYE to the deprivation mindset!
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean giving up everything . . . it means looking at your food with new eyes and eating the foods that fill you up.
You DO NOT have to say goodbye to favorite foods . . . you just need to make them gluten-free!
And, that is exactly what we did at our house with my mom’s French Toast Recipe.
Best Bread for Gluten-Free French Toast?
The biggest challenge is finding the right gluten-free bread to use.
GF bread causes a headache for most of us. Too dry, too crumbly, too hard, too many holes, or WAY too many ingredients we really don’t want to eat.
We have experimented with different types of bread for this recipe, but lately have been using our GF Sourdough Bread that we make at home. (Download the recipe here.)
A lighter bread works better for this recipe, but you can use any GF bread that you enjoy. (if using frozen bread, defrost it first.)
Give this breakfast treat a try and let me know if it’s a hit at your house!
Milk (We love this with Coconut or Rice milk)
Pure Maple Syrup
Your Favorite Gluten-Free bread
Mix all of the ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
Slice your gluten-free bread, and soak each piece in the egg mixture.
After soaking, place each slice on a heated griddle,
cooking for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Serve warm, topped with your favorite butter (Earth Balance),
cinnamon sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Round it out with some fresh fruit.
Sit and relax as you take in all the fabulous flavors . . .
so much better than shoving it down while running out the door.
Gluten-Free French Toast
- 1 egg
- 2 t ground cinnamon
- 1 t pure vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk (rice milk or coconut milk have worked the best)
- a splash of pure maple syrup
- 8 or more slices of your favorite GF bread
Top it off with cinnamon sugar:
- 1 t cinnamon
- 2 T coconut sugar
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a shallow bowl, except for the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Soak 1-2 slices of GF bread in the wet mixture. Turn each slice over after soaking about 30 seconds to a minute. Be careful here as GFbrea d can fall apart quickly so you don’t want to soak it too long.
- If using softer bread, coat the slices in the mixture but do not soak for too long. A sturdier, harder bread, needs to soak a little longer to soften up. Make sure to soak each slice on both sides of the bread.
- Place soaked slices on a preheated skillet or griddle. I do not typically butter or oil the pan but you can if you prefer.
- Cook 2-3 minutes per side of each slice so that it crisps up just a bit.
- Mix the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl, to sprinkle over the French Toast before serving.
- Once cooked, smother with your favorite butter (Earth Balance), pure maple syrup and extra sprinkle of the cinnamon sugar topping.
- Serve with fresh fruit. Sit back and enjoy – so much better than shoving it down, running to the bus!
One bite takes me back to being 10 years old! Easy and delicious!
What food brings back one of your
favorite childhood food memories?