I love French toast. Unfortunately, “normal” French toast is full of wheat and sugar. Since I try not to eat wheat and sugar, I need a Baked French Toast for one recipe that tastes almost as good as sinful French toast but is healthy. Best of all, it helps me maintain my weight, and it's sweetened with monk fruit powder.
It’s easy to make, especially if you already have the baking mix prepared and ready to use. While I have this listed as breakfast because French toast is a normal breakfast recipe, I’ve been known to have it for other meals or even a snack. If I have it for a meal other than breakfast, I’ll often put some organic spring mix in a bowl, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and tamari and eat this while the French toast is cooking in the oven.
If you're not familiar with monk fruit powder, I recommend you check out my post For the Love of Sugar: Addiction and Natural Substitutes.
Change Ingredients to Meet Your Dietary Needs
Whether this recipe is dairy-free, nut-free, pescatarian (contains fish) or vegetarian depends on which ingredients you use for the baking mix. You can use an egg replacer for a vegan option or if you have have egg allergies. Options are provided for toppings for your French toast that consider all those dietary considerations, too.
Taste will vary according to what you use for basic ingredients. Leaving out the egg for example and using an egg replacement will change the overall taste of the French Toast. You may need to use other flavorings as a result. I like Thin Healthy Mama's Natural Butter Flavor to provide a richer taste without adding calories.
As in all my recipes, I do not provide microwave directions. I don’t use a microwave because I believe they aren’t good for your health. If you do, then you can use Briana Thomas’s microwave directions for her French Toast in a Bowl recipe. Briana’s recipe was my starting point for this recipe.
I like to top my French toast with a splash of almond milk, then top it with peanut butter with monk fruit to sweeten it, warmed in the oven to make it more liquid. If you have nut allergies, then you can use a sugar free syrup or a different butter like sunflower seed. Check out my favorite Oh! Sweet Syrups! for more sugar-free syrup alternatives sweetened with monk fruit.
Low Carbohydrate, Higher Fat
This is a Thin Healthy Mama S option as it's very low in carbohydrates (less than five grams per serving) and higher in fat content and protein. You could also use it on the keto diet, especially if you top it with a sweetened nut or seed butter as I recommend.
I find this baked french toast keeps me full for at least four hours due to the higher protein and fat content. That's a huge win for me as I have a big appetite.
If you try the recipe, and you like it as much as I do, then you can follow the instructions to make a French toast mix. This speeds the prep time even more as all the dry ingredients are already mixed and ready to use. You can also make the Family Serving French Toast and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze it and reheat.
Baked French Toast for One
- 1 egg or egg replacer to equal 1 egg
- 1/4 c Me! Baking Mix + 2 tsp coconut flour OR 3 tbsp oat fiber + 1 tbsp ground golden flax
- ½ tsp. aluminum free baking powder
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tbsp Nutiva butter flavored coconut oil OR ½ tbsp coconut oil plus ½ tsp natural butter flavoring
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Shake of sea salt
- Monk fruit powder to taste
- Unsweetened almond milk splashed on the baked French toast before eating
- 1 tbsp nut or seed butter plus monk fruit powder to taste
- Sugar-free syrup of choice OR one of my Oh! Sweet Syrups!
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Put the ½ tbsp coconut oil in an oven proof bowl or mug and place in the preheated oven to melt.
- Remove the melted oil from the oven. Place the bowl or mug on a potholder. Add dry ingredients, then wet ingredients. (I usually add the monk fruit powder last to taste.) Mix until there are no lumps.
- Bake in the 350F degree oven for 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the French Toast. If only a few crumbs stick to it, then it’s done. Otherwise, bake for another five minutes.
- While the toast is baking, prepare any toppings desired.
- Toppings: Mix nut / seed butter and monk fruit powder to desired sweetness. You can add a splash of vanilla and a shake of cinnamon if desired. Add a syrup from my Oh! Sweet Syrups! choices.