FRENCH TOAST STICKS



Making French toast sticks just brings me right back to my childhood! My mom and grandma used to make a savory version, without sugar. But when I started making my own, I found that I preferred the sweet version that Americans are accustomed to. Of course, these days I make mine low carb, using homemade low carb bread and sugar-free sweetener. And they are just as satisfying!

 

SERVING SIZE

3 French toast sticks (~2.8 ounces)

 

PER SERVING

292 calories

24 g fat

15 g total carbs

3 g net carbs

9 g protein

 

 

MAKES 18 FRENCH TOAST STICKS (6 SERVINGS)

6 slices (½ inch thick) Easy All-Purpose Bread (this page)

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons heavy cream

3 tablespoons monk fruit/erythritol sweetener blend (1:1 sugar replacement)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter, divided into 1 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon

 

HOW TO MAKE: 

  1. Stack the slices of bread and cut into thirds to create sticks (you’ll have 18 sticks in total).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Dip the bread sticks into the egg mixture, coating all sides and soak for a minute or two.
  4. In a large skillet or griddle, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Shake off the excess egg from the French toast sticks and immediately place onto the hot pan, without touching each other. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until browned and crispy. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, bread sticks, and batter.

 

TIPS & VARIATIONS

• Because low carb bread is less absorbent than regular wheat bread, thinner slices (about ½ inch thick) work best for keto French toast sticks.

• For flavor variations, add or substitute other extracts or spices, such as real maple extract or pumpkin pie spice, to the batter.

• For a dairy-free version, substitute coconut milk or almond milk for the heavy cream.

• Serve French Toast Sticks with Homemade Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (this page), Raspberry Sauce (this page), or butter.

 

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