Classic but gluten free French toast with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon; a quick and yummy treat to whip up in the morning.
What do you do when you find a super cheap 50p gluten free bread in the reduced section? Lots and lots of gluten free bread recipes as soon as possible before it goes off, of course! Well that or you can be sensible and freeze it. But when you have a tiny freezer like mine then that’s just not an option… So I thought I’d start with some gluten free French toast for breakfast. 😊
Oh and btw… if you’re gluten free, on a budget and don’t shop in the reduced sections of supermarkets, you have to start now. It can seriously save you a tonne of money. I regularly find such good deals that I rarely buy full priced bread anymore!
But anyway, I hesitated to post this recipe because, minus the use of gluten free bread and a bit more milk, it’s virtually the same as any French toast recipe. But you know what, I rarely see gluten free people talk about eating French toast. Sometimes I feel like some of us miss out on ‘normal’ foods simply because we don’t realise or process the fact that they’re doable gluten free, if you know what I mean!
So I decided to post these as a reminder that yes, we can still eat French toast and yes, they can be just as good! Who said us Coeliacs can’t enjoy food anymore? If you’re getting utterly bored of the standard toast and cereal breakfast routine, mix it up a bit with some gluten free French toast. 😋
Update (12.04.18): I tried this recipe with a new brand I found in Sainsbury’s yesterday – Promise gluten free Brioche bread – and it was amazing! Best bread for French toast! I highly recommend it. 🙌
Gluten free French toasts recipe:
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 3-4 minutes per French toast
Cooking temperature: medium/low
Yields: 4 French toast
Calories (per French toast): 175
- 4 slices of gluten free white or brioche bread (I used this one from Tesco)
- 2 eggs
- 90ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp sugar (I used dark muscorvado)
- Butter or cooking oil of your choice
- Whisk all the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar together and pour into a flat pan or dish.
- Dip each slice of bread in the mixture until both sides are completely covered and have absorbed a good amount of it.
- Heat a bit of butter or oil on medium/low heat and cook each French toast for 3 to 4 minutes, flipping midway through.
- Serve with toppings of your choice.