lower carb french toast

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By Susan Feliciano
from Oak Ridge, TN

I love French Toast, but not the carbs that come along with it. So I have a choice - eat less of it (like 1/2 slice? you've got to be kidding!) or find a way to make it lower in carbs so it fits my healthy diabetic eating plan. Here is one version. I'm sure I'll develop others along the way. One source for low-carb bread is http://julianbakery.com/ They have a store finder so you can find it at a location near you, or you can order it online. I'm not real sure about getting a perishable item like bread sent by UPS as I would be afraid of mold. There are no local stores near Knoxville or even Nashville that carry this, but there are some in NC that are less than 100 miles from my house, as well as in Indianapolis, the Chicago area, and at Jungle Jims in Fairfield, OH. If anyone else has good sources of low-carb bread, just add them into the comments. I'm also looking into making my own low-carb bread.

serves 8 slices
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lower carb french toast

  • 4 lg
    eggs (or equivalent egg substitute)
  • 1/8 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar substitute of your choice (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (i use more than this)
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk, kefir, or cream
  • 8 slice
    low-carb bread, frozen
  • butter or oil for cooking
  • you can use my https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/other-bread/bobs-red-mill-low-carb-bread-bread-2.html?p=2 for good results

How To Make lower carb french toast

  • 1
    In a shallow dish, combine all of the ingredients except the bread and cooking fat. Mix them well with a fork or whisk. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, one slice at a time. Fry it on a hot griddle until it is golden on each side, about 5 minutes total.
  • 2
    Freeze any leftovers in a freezer bag. To reheat, simply toast in the toaster until hot, and serve. May serve with peanut butter or almond butter or sugar-free maple syrup as a topping.
  • 3
    (Note: keep the bread frozen until use to prevent drying out, as low-carb bread does tend to get dry quickly.)
  • 4
    Nutrition information: 5 grams carbohydrates (net carb count: 5 g) 6 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 75 calories