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!
3 French toast sticks (~2.8 ounces)
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:
- Stack the slices of bread and cut into thirds to create sticks (you’ll have 18 sticks in total).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Dip the bread sticks into the egg mixture, coating all sides and soak for a minute or two.
- 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.