This delicious healthy French toast is not only dairy free but low in sugar as well!Jump to Recipe
Do you love breakfast as much as I do? Then I know you’re going to love this healthy French toast recipe! Even though this recipe is a lighter take on this classic dish, it is one that can be enjoyed by friends and family with various dietary restrictions.
How can I make this breakfast staple, lighter and healthier?
I opted to use oat milk instead of your usual dairy milk or heavy cream. The thickness of the oat milk was a good consistency and recommend using this or another comparable milk substitute.
I used whole eggs but you can definitely make this cholesterol free by using only egg whites. However, if you do this, you may need to add one or two more egg whites to the milk mixture.
Having some sweetness is an essential component of this traditional French toast recipe. I used NutraSweet Natural stevia which is a zero calorie sweetener. I added 3 packets of this to my milk and egg mixture, giving it just the right amount of sweetness without the unnecessary calories! It makes for a great sugar replacement.
Choice of bread
There are a lot of low carb or low calorie bread choices available that would work well. You can also use whole grain bread. Whatever your preference is! When selecting mine, I chose one that was specifically dairy free. If you want to make this recipe a bit more indulgent, you can use brioche bread or thick cut Texas toast style slices.
I used a combination of vegan butter and vegetable oil to coat the skillet and cook the egg soaked bread in. I read online that adding a bit of vegetable oil to your butter, will keep it from burning. Side note: be sure to keep your skillet over medium heat when cooking.
Choosing your toppings
This is where you can get really creative! I recommend using low-glycemic fruits such as ones from the berry family. To continue to keep things light, you can use a sugar free maple syrup and coconut whipped cream. Even regular, dairy whipped cream is low in calories.
Looking for other breakfast items to make for your next breakfast or brunch gathering? Try Simple and Zesty Blood Orange Puff Pastry Tarts or Small Batch Desserts are Perfect for Whipping Up When You’re in a Pinch!
This post was sponsored by NutraSweet Natural but opinions are my own.
Healthy Dairy Free French Toast
- Cast iron skillet
- 6 slices bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup oatmilk or other thick, milk substitute
- 3 packets NutraSweet Natural stevia or other zero calorie sweetener
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp vegan butter, unsalted
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Cut your 6 slices of bread in a half, diagonal shape. Set aside. In a medium size bowl, whisk together your eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sweetener of choice, and salt.
- Heat up your skillet and keep over medium heat. Add in your vegan butter and vegetable oil.
- Dip each slice of bread into your milk and egg mixture, coating both sides. Add to skillet once it is hot. Cook 2 slices at a time (or more if you have a larger pan or a griddle). Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until desired texture and color is achieved.
- Serve with fresh, low-glycemic fruits such as berries and a sugar free maple syrup.
If you made this healthy French toast, please leave a review and rating. I would love to get your feedback!