Gluten Free French Toast is an easy special breakfast to make! This recipe has only four basic ingredients, plus butter or oil for frying and whatever you'd like to add on top. You can be digging into this in less than half an hour!
I intentionally keep the ingredients simple, because I like to make French toast when we're in our motorhome. With limited storage space, it's not convenient to be digging out lots of things before making breakfast. I figure that whatever is simple enough for me to make in an RV, is easy for you to make at home, too!
- Milk - I tested this recipe with nondairy cashew milk, so we know that works well. Whether you use any other dairy free milk or regular dairy milk, you can use it here, too.
- Butter - If you can have butter, that's really nice to fry your French toast in. If not, use a heat-stable oil such as avocado oil.
- Maple Syrup - Pure maple syrup is wonderful drizzled over each serving. I haven't put any sugar in the recipe, so you can control the sweetness
- Gluten Free Bread - I used my easy Gluten Free Bread for French toast, but use any gluten free bread that you happen to have available, sliced thickly. It's best if it's a little on the stale side.
Whisk egg, milk, and cinnamon together.
Soak sliced bread in the egg solution for up to half an hour. If you only have time for a quick dip, that's fine, too.
Fry the saturated slices of bread in butter or oil in a pan over medium-low heat until they are a little puffy and golden on each side.
French Toast FAQ's
Just a little research reveals that French toast isn't actually French! Similar recipes have been found dating back to the Roman Empire. An American chef, Joseph French, has been credited with giving the breakfast dish the French name in 1724. However, the name French toast had already appeared in England in 1660. Apparently, French toast was then brought to America with the early settlers. A similar dish is called pain perdu in France.
Yes, you can adjust my recipes for any number of servings by clicking on the number of servings in the recipe and moving the slider. A griddle is great for cooking lots of breakfast food at once. I've also used two large cast iron skillets on my stovetop at the same time. Keep cooked French toast warm, set in a single layer on a baking sheet, in a 275° F (135° C) oven for up to half an hour.
Looking for more great gluten free breakfast ideas? Try these...
- Sweet Potato Frittata
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Sorghum Pancakes
- Carrot Cake Baked Overnight Oatmeal
- Dairy Free Breakfast Baked Potatoes
- Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage
- Instant Pot Porridge
Gluten Free French Toast
- cast iron frying pan
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup nondairy milk (or dairy, if you wish)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 slices gluten free bread
- 1 tablespoon butter (or oil, for totally dairy free)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup for serving
- Whisk together the egg, milk, and cinnamon.
- Pour the egg mixture over the gluten free bread, and allow the bread to soak up the liquid.
- Heat a heavy pan (I prefer cast iron.) over medium-low heat. Melt the butter and cook the soaked bread until puffy and golden, about 5 to 7 minutes on the first side and 2 or 3 on the second, depending on how high your heat is.
- Serve with maple syrup and berries or your choice of toppings.
- To save a little time in the morning, prepare the liquid mixture the night before, and store it covered in the refrigerator.
- You may either soak your bread up to half an hour before you begin to fry your French toast or give it a quick dip in the liquid to completely coat both sides, just before frying.
- Cooking time can vary quite a bit, depending on any of three factors: the density of the bread you use, the time the bread soaks in the liquid, and the temperature of your pan.
- If you want to make a big batch, or start your toast up to half an hour early, keep cooked toast warm by spreading it out on a baking sheet and placing it in a 275° F (135° C) oven.