French Toast Bake
Why you’ll love this recipe
This French Toast Bake can be made the night before for a quick and easy breakfast the day of.
It’s made with low carb bread from Sola.
This french toast casserole is quick and easy to put together.
It’s perfect for weekends or holidays.
This breakfast is the perfect serving for two people.
It’s perfectly sweet but still low in sugar.
Use oat milk to make this recipe nut free.
Check out these vegan blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes for another great breakfast idea.
What is french toast bake?
This french toast bake is simple to make and is beyond delicious! It’s made with pieces of low carb bread that are covered in an egg + almond milk mixture, and then topped with a touch of brown sugar before being baked in the oven.
It’s soft, gooey, warm and delicious. Top it off with a touch of powdered sugar and fresh fruit like red, juicy strawberries for a complete meal.
Ingredients and Substitutions
This recipe is made with Sola Honey Wheat bread which is a great low carb, but high protein option. You can sub any type of flavor from Sola Sweet, or any type of bread.
Eggs are used to give this breakfast bake a fluffy texture.
You can use any type of milk for this recipe. Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and oat milk are great options.
A touch of maple syrup is used to help add a bit of sweetness. Try using honey, agave or date syrup, or just omit altogether.
Cinnamon adds both flavor and warmth.
Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.
A pinch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.
This french toast bake is topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar which gives the top of this bake a lovely crunchy, caramelized flavor and texture. You an omit or use another sugar such as granulated or coconut.
I personally love to top my bake off with fresh fruit like juicy red strawberries and a touch of powdered sugar.
Taste and Texture
This baked breakfast casserole is warm, gooey and full of flavor. I personally love the texture of Sola Honey Wheat bread because it absorbs the liquid perfectly and gives a lovely texture.
When you take your first bite, you will feel the crispy outer edges, but immediately feel how soft and gooey the french toast pieces are.
What Is Sola Sweet?
Sola Sweet is an amazing brand that creates all low carb products. They have bagels, bread loaves, buns and granola! All of their products are made with wheat, soy and no carb or calorie sweeteners such as Allulose, Erythritol, and Monk Fruit.
I personally love the taste of this Honey Wheat Bread. It tastes just like a typical piece of bread would. They are chewy, soft, and fluffy!
You can purchase Sola Sweet online or in store! I recommend checking out their store locator on their website to find out where they are near you.
How to make
This low carb french toast bake is unbelievable easy to make. You have the option to make it the night before, or the day of if you’re crunched on time. Let’s briefly go over it here, but be sure to check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for detailed instructions.
ONE: Cut loaf slices into bite sized cubes and place them into a greased oven safe baking dish.
TWO: In a large mixing bowl, add in almond milk, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Whisk until ingredients are well combined.
THREE: Pour mixture into baking dish with bread pieces and mix until each piece is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
FOUR: Top with brow sugar and then bake at 350F for 20 minutes covered, and then 15 minutes uncovered.
FIVE: Top with strawberries and powdered sugar, enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Be sure to soak the bread long enough: You want the egg mixture to seep deep into the bread for a soft, gooey center. I have found that 20 minutes is the sweet spot.
Bake the casserole covered, then uncovered for a crispy golden brown top.
Make sure to cut the bread pieces into bite sized pieces.
When adding on the liquid mixture, make sure each piece is well coated.
Top with powdered sugar and fresh fruit for the perfect amount of sweetness.
How to serve and store
Let French Toast Bake sit on the counter for 5 minutes to slightly cool down before serving.
Top with fresh fruit and strawberries.
Pair it with a drizzle of maple syrup for added sweetness.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2-3 days.
Heat in the microwave, air fryer or oven.
Yes! Let the pieces of bread soak in a bowl overnight. The next morning, remove the soaked pieces of bread and add them to your baking dish. Discard any excess liquid and then bake.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you can.
No, not necessarily. However, I do think this helps with the end texture. As long as each piece is well absorbed into the liquid you can bake immediately.
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If you make this French Toast Bake, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!