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Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Chenée Lewis
I’m so excited to share this keto French toast with you! It’s such a simple, classic recipe, but so satisfying and perfect for that French toast craving. And the best part? It’s only got 3 grams of net carbs per serving! So if you’re following a keto lifestyle, you can enjoy French toast without worry! And even if you’re not doing keto, you can still enjoy this French toast while cutting back on sugar!
What kind of bread should be used for keto French toast?
The key to this keto French toast recipe is in the bread. In this case, we’re using L’Oven Fresh Zero Net Carb Multiseed Bread from Aldi. This post isn’t sponsored — I just love this bread! Of course, if you’re unable to find this particular bread, you can use any other Keto-friendly bread you can find! Another great option is Franz Keto Bread, which is also zero net carbs. But whatever keto or low-carb bread that you use, this keto French toast will definitely be a go-to brunch treat!
Using keto bread is an easy way to make this classic breakfast dish keto friendly! Because all of the carbohydrates in the Zero Net Carb bread come from dietary fiber, the bread contains zero net carbs. But what does that mean?
What are net carbs?
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of net carbs, here’s how they work. Basically, net carbs are the grams of carbohydrates in a food after you subtract dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber and sugar alcohols don’t impact blood sugar, it can be excluded from measurements for the purposes of following a low-carb or diabetic-friendly diet. So in this case, this keto French toast recipe contains 42 grams of carbs, which definitely sounds like a lot! But since 39 of those grams of carbs come from dietary fiber or sugar alcohols like erythritol, only the remaining 3 grams are absorbed by your body. So they’re the only ones you need to measure for your daily carbohydrate count. That’s where the 3 net carbs number comes from!
How long do you soak bread for French toast?
The short answer: it varies! It depends on the thickness of your bread slices, the type of bread, and whether it’s stale or not. Many French toast recipes suggest soaking your bread for 10-20 minutes, but since the Zero Net Carb bread we’re using in our keto French toast is sliced pretty thin, about 5 minutes should be fine to soak the bread.
But one thing I love about this recipe is that it’s so simple and you can sort of play around with it to suit your preference! If you want, feel free to double the batter recipe and soak your bread longer to get more of a custard texture to your French toast! I personally love the ease and quickness of this recipe, but what I love most is that it’s adaptable!
For this keto French toast recipe, you’ll need either a griddle pan like this one, or another nonstick frying pan. Other than that, just a few tools to mix up the batter and soak your bread, and you’re ready to go!
If you love this keto French toast and you are looking for more delicious keto recipes, I have a couple for you! Try my Keto Broccoli Salad recipe for a light and healthy side dish, lunch idea, or snack!
Or make one of my all-time favorite side dishes, my Creamy Roasted Cauliflower! It’s full of garlicky and lemony flavors, plus the creamy tang of cream cheese to put it over the top!
- 2 large eggs - beaten
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp water
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 slices L'Oven Fresh Zero Net Carb Multiseed Bread - or your favorite keto bread
- 2 tbsp salted butter - for pan, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp Confectioner's Swerve - for dusting (optional)
- 3 tbsp ChocZero Maple Pecan Sugar-Free Syrup - (optional)
- In a bowl, whisk together beaten eggs, cream, water, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into a 9×13 baking pan or a similarly-shaped container.
- Place bread in the pan, in batches if necessary, and allow to soak up the batter.
- Heat butter in a griddle pan or other nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Swirl butter to coat pan evenly.
- Carefully place soaked bread into hot pan and cook, in batches if necessary, about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Gently flip and continue cooking another 3-5 minutes.
- Top with additional butter, confectioner's Swerve, and sugar-free syrup, if you like. Serve warm.
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