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Are you doing keto but missing French Toast? My Keto French Toast Sticks recipe uses a modified egg loaf with coconut flour and my homemade keto cinnamon sugar to bring this dish back to your morning. It’s perfect if you want to make a keto breakfast with common pantry ingredients and is a great option for keto kids. Besides the recipe, this post describes what an egg loaf is; outlines how to make low carb French toast sticks using egg loaf, and gives some suggestions for toppings.
How to make Keto French Toast
Traditional French toast is made with bread slices soaked in eggs and milk. Some recipes include other ingredients like cinnamon and sugar. Of course, traditional French toast is not keto-friendly.
That is until the egg loaf recipe that includes eggs and cream cheese became famous all over Instagram. But, if I’m honest, egg loaf as I first saw it wasn’t my favorite because it reminded me of soggy bread.
So, I modified the recipe to help create more of a bread-like feel. To this, I added coconut flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Now I am a believer in the egg loaf.
What is an Egg Loaf?
An egg loaf was one keto answer to eating traditional bread. Egg loaf consist of two to three ingredients: eggs, cream cheese, and butter. When made as-is, egg loaf can end up soggy. It also has a tendency to deflate some after cooking. It does a fine job at cutting the carbs, but in my opinion, it lacks in terms of texture and mouthfeel.
In my version, the egg loaf’s texture is closer to real bread consistency and will hold its shape because I added coconut flour and baking powder.
Make Keto Egg Loaf that tastes more like Bread!
Probably one of the best things about my keto egg loaf is just how easy it is to make. In fact, it’s a two-step process. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a large bowl and hand mixer.
- Add the large eggs, softened cream cheese, butter or ghee, coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, and Granular Monk Fruit Erythritol to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth.
- Put the batter to a greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Once it has baked through, remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting into it. When the egg loaf is cooled, you can slice it like any ordinary bread. You then toast the slices in butter in a pan to create the French toast sticks with the loaf.
How many carbs in French Toast?
Before even taking into account most toppings that you’d probably add like syrup, traditional French toast has about 32g net carbs. This number can vary based on the serving size and added ingredients and exact recipe.
My keto French toast sticks using egg loaf has only 6 grams net carbs. Even with my suggested toppings, you won’t come close to the carbs in the real thing.
What if I don’t want to use Egg Loaf?
The traditional egg loaf was not my thing either. That’s why I modified it to have a more bread-like texture in my recipe. But if you really don’t want to use an egg loaf, you can try substituting Sola bread.
For me, Sola is one of the closest equivalents to traditional bread I have found. To make this dish with Sola, just use the directions for my Low Carb Stuffed French Toast and skip the filling.
Keto-friendly French Toast Toppings
Who doesn’t want to add some toppings to their French toast? The good news is, you don’t have to look for other recipes for keto-friendly toppings. I’ve included them below. And they are both very easy to make.
- Keto Whipped Cream: a perfect topping that is easy to make. You can check out my post on how to make keto whipped cream for the recipe.
- Keto Cinnamon Sugar: All you need is a small bowl, Granular Monk Fruit Erythritol, and ground cinnamon. You can use a spoon or even a fork to give it a quick mix. Then, when the keto French toast sticks are ready, you can sprinkle it right on top.
Other Keto Breakfast Ideas
Shortly after making keto French toast sticks, I took my recipe to the next level. You should definitely try these Strawberry Shortcake French Toast. They were the bomb! It’s an amazing twist of these Keto French Toast Sticks with sugar-free whipped cream and a sugar-free Strawberry sauce.
If you prefer your French Toast stuffed, then you should check out this Low Carb Stuffed French Toast!
And if French toast is not your thing, you can try any of these breakfast recipes:
Keto French Toast Sticks
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Easy Sweet Egg Loaf
- 6 Eggs
- 6 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 3 tbsp Butter, melted, or ghee
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour, I use this one
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Granular Sweetener, confectioners (You can get it here) or Sukrin All-Natural Sweetener (You can get it here)
- 2 tbsp Butter, save for pan frying
Keto Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tbsp Granular Sweetener, You can get it here
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Keto Cinnamon Sugar
- 1/4 cup Granular Sweetener
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Add all ingredients for the Easy Sweet Egg Loaf to a stand-mixer and beat until smooth (it will look like cake batter).
- Add the batter to a greased loaf pan (I sprayed coconut oil in my 360 Cookware Loaf Pan)
- Bake for 40 minutes then allow it to cool
- All of the ingredients for the Keto Whipped Cream to a stand-mixer and whip on medium to high until a stiff peak forms
- To make the French Toast sticks, heat a skillet to medium heat
- Slice the Easy Sweet Egg Loaf into 16 slices
- Toast both sides of slices in butter
- Top with additional Cinnamon Sugar and Whipped Cream
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!
Surprisingly Good! Thank you!
I may egg wash slices next time. I used wholesome allulose for the sweetener plus 2 tsp cinnamon.
Putting cream cheese and butter in micro together, then in stick blender cup with all ingredients makes quick work of mixing.
Would have loved to add a pic but have not figured out how.
Will make again!
Dr. Davinah's Eats Team says
Thank you so much for trying our recipe. We’re glad you enjoyed it.
Love this recipe! Some little additions I made was that I added some extra vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, a splash of heavy whipping cream and 1/4 tsp of Xanthan Gum to the mixture. The Xanthan Gum to me helped hold it together and MADE it VERY bread like!
Thanks for sharing these tips! I love that you added Xanthan Gum. Since sharing this recipe, I’ve learned how awesome it is for giving lots of things added structure.
I LOVE this recipe. My only complaint is I cant ever get the cream cheese fully mixed, no matter how room temp it is. I’ve recently used this recipe minus cinnamon with banana extract to make banana bread. Amazing!
Thanks so much for returning to share this feedback. To get the cream cheese to incorporate better, you can place your cream cheese in a microwave-safe dish for 10-15 seconds to soften it. It is normal though to see some small bits in the final dish. I love the idea of using this to make banana bread. I’ll have to try this too!
Marci Olmstead says
This is SO good. I should have taken pictures because it was definitely picture worthy, but have no self control. ?. Had to get them in my belly…yes I ate them all. ?. Dang girl…great job!
LOL! This made me laugh so much! Thanks for giving me this way to start my morning! So happy that you enjoyed these Marcia. Really appreciate that you took the time to stop back and comment. Have an awesome weekend!
Barbara B says
I have tried this recipe a couple times now and love it – so did my grandchildren ! I did add a little more vanilla and cinnamon in the batter. I make my own egg wash with egg, cinnamon, heavy cream and vanilla and then fried them in ample butter. Delish ! The grandkids loved them because they could dip them in their syrup. I made an extra batch to leave at their house so they could have a treat from Grandma after I went home. (and Mom gets a break because I do them in ziplocs that she can freeze and just pull out what the kids want) Thanks for a great recipe !
Thanks a lot for taking the time to review & rate this recipe. I’m so happy that you and your grandkids enjoy them. It’s super nice and thoughtful of you to make an extra batch! Hope that you’ll try more recipes and let me know how it goes! Happy Mother’s Day!
Damita Mason says
Can you substitute the coconut flour for almond flour? I’m not a coconut person it tends to be overpowering with coconut flavor (which I’m not a fan)
I haven’t tried doing this, but typically you can substitute almond flour by multiplying the coconut flour amount by 4.
I will say though that I am not a coconut flour person either, but this works!
Bless you for this! I’ve tried the classic egg loaf so many times and I’ve wanted to love it, but I also can’t get past that ‘soggy’ texture. I’m excited to try your recipe!!
Davinah Smith says
Ha! Yea. I was a bit disappointed with the texture of the original even though it had the flavors of french toast mostly. I’m so happy that I get to share this with ya! Enjoy it! 🙂