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Gluten-Free French Toast with Berries

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This healthy gluten free French Toast recipe is the ultimate breakfast treat. It's a cinch to make, freezer-friendly and topped with berries and yogurt.

French Toast with Gluten Free Bread

Everyone has different versions of comfort food in the morning. Sometimes it's biscuits and eggs, for others is eggs benedict, for me it's this: Gluten Free French Toast with fresh berries.

It gets me every single time. It's one of those recipes that brings me back to childhood. Something that I rarely make, but when I do I remember how incredible it is.

And it's also way easier to make than my other favorite comfort foods (pancakes & waffles). You just need a few simple ingredients, and I bet if you looked in your kitchen right now you'd have almost all of them!

How to make French Toast Healthy

Gluten Free French Toast Ingredients

The simplicity of french toast is what makes it so amazing. With only five ingredients, you have a spectacular, decadent breakfast in front of you. And enjoyed with friends and family, just makes it that much better.

For your gluten free French toast base you'll need:

  • eggs: which help make it soft on the inside and crispy on the outside
  • almond milk: because I'm dairy-free, but you can use whatever milk you like
  • cinnamon: for a little warmth and coziness
  • vanilla: a little extra flavor boost
  • gluten-free bread: any variety that you like!

And then, of course, your toppings! Which…you can absolutely go crazy with 😉

Healthy French Toast Recipe with Berries

How to Make French Toast Healthy

First, french toast isn't necessarily “unhealthy” it's more about the ingredients that you're using. It's definitely a carb-heavy breakfast and when you top it with syrup (which you must!), it's more sugar, but if you pick more nutrient-dense ingredients, it can actually be pretty healthy.

There are a few tricks for making a healthier version of french toast:

  1. Choose a whole grain bread instead of something like brioche or Texas toast (gluten-free if you need it!)
  2. Use almond milk instead of heavy creamy or buttermilk
  3. Cook in avocado oil spray instead of butter
  4. Top with fresh fruit and a touch of syrup instead of powdered sugar

Otherwise, it's basically like eating a slice of bread with berries and eggs. Not too bad if you ask me!

Easy Gluten-Free French Toast

Ways to Serve French Toast

Since French toast on its own is fairly plain, I think you can really go nuts with your toppings. I would say go seasonal – in the summer use things like fresh berries, and in the fall maybe stewed apples or pears. You can also add texture by topping it with nuts and seeds.

The two things I always have? Coconut yogurt and syrup. I love the combo of creaminess and sweetness! If you haven't tried, do it. You're going to fall in love!

And now it's your turn. Time to whip up a batch of your own gluten-free french toast! And if you do make this version, definitely be sure to share – you can tag @simplyquinoa on Instagram with your recreations ❤️

 

 

Gluten-Free French Toast with Berries

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Gluten Free French Toast with Berries

This healthy gluten free French Toast recipe is the ultimate breakfast treat. It's a cinch to make, freezer-friendly and topped with berries and yogurt.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword french toast recipe, gluten-free french toast, healthy french toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 slices of gluten-free bread
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • Syrup and shredded coconut for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small baking dish, beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and syrup together.
  2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and grease with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg-milk batter, flipping them over, making sure that each side of the bread is fully coated.
  4. Add the bread to the pan, cooking for 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown. Flip over and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with fresh berries, coconut yogurt and syrup. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut if desired.

Recipe Notes

* nutrition values will differ based on the type of bread used in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free French Toast with Berries
Amount Per Serving (2 slices of bread)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 309IU6%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Gluten-Free French Toast with Berries

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