This single-serve, low-carb French Toast in a Bowl recipe features cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and maple flavors.
Growing up, my favorite breakfast was French toast. I topped mine with butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar instead of syrup.
My second favorite breakfast was Betty Crocker’s French Breakfast Puff muffins. You dipped the tops in melted butter and then into cinnamon sugar.
Do you sense a theme here? Clearly, I had a thing for butter with cinnamon and sugar.
Low Carb French Toast Experiences
Unfortunately, it didn’t taste anything like the French toast I grew up with.
I liked the texture, but the flavor was just not like my mom’s.
So I decided to tweak the recipe to make it taste like the French toast of my youth.
If you like your French toast with a hint of nutmeg and maple, some buttery goodness, and delicious cinnamon “sugar” then this keto-friendly recipe is for you.
It’s ready to eat in just 7 minutes.
I like it so much that I’ve measured out the dry ingredients for one serving into zipper bags.
It’s my own little low carb French toast mix.
Just add the wet ingredients and BAM!
In a bowl.
In less than 5 minutes.
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French Toast in a Bowl – Simply2Moms Style
- Oat fiber (NOT oat flour!)
- Golden flaxseed meal
- Pyure sweetener (or your preferred low carb sweetener)
- Mineral salt
- Aluminum-free baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Coconut oil (you can use refined or unrefined)
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Vanilla extract
- Maple extract
- Butter extract
What is Oat Fiber??
Oat fiber is different from oat flour.
Oat flour is made by grinding/milling whole oats and is wonderful in THM-E recipes. It’s a slow-burning, healthy carb source.
Oat fiber is made by grinding up the non-digestible oat hull. It’s essentially pure fiber. It has no nutritional value aside from the fact that it is pure fiber which can help to keep you regular.
When you use oat fiber, the carbs are from pure, non-digestible fiber so they aren’t included in the carb count. It’s perfect to use in a low carb setting for THM-S or keto recipes.
Oat fiber is THIRSTY. So it soaks up a lot more liquid than some other flours (almond or coconut). That means you need more liquid or else your baked product will be DRY. Like sawdust…
A complete explanation of all the different types of oat products can be found here.
I used oat fiber in this recipe because it helps to keep the calorie count lower than if I’d used almond flour and/or coconut flour. Also, I liked the texture that Briana Thomas’ recipe had, it was just the flavor that needed tweaking to taste like the French toast I prefer.
How to make low carb French Toast:
Add all your dry ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. I use a cereal sized bowl which gives it enough room to rise when you cook it.
Mix up your dry ingredients until they’re completely combined.
This step is important!
If you haven’t mixed in the baking powder well, you run the risk of little lumps of yuckiness.
Once you start adding the wet ingredients the baking powder can clump up into a lump that survives through cooking.
Baking powder does NOT taste good by itself.
Add the coconut oil (or butter or ghee) and the extracts.
This next step is almost like making biscuits or a crumb topping.
Work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients until little crumbs form.
A fork works well if your coconut oil is on the solid side.
If it’s liquidy, it’ll mix in more easily!
Add the egg and almond milk and mix it in until all the dry ingredients are wet.
There may be a few little lumps but they’ll disappear when the coconut oil melts during cooking.
Pop your bowl into the microwave and cook on high power for 90 seconds – 2-1/2 minutes.
The cooking time depends on how powerful your microwave is.
My microwave is 1100 watts and I cook mine for 2 minutes. You can adjust your cooking time accordingly based on your microwave’s power.
It’s done when the center springs back when you touch it and the edges pull away from the sides of the bowl like this:
Mix up the Topping
While your “bread” is cooking, mix up the topping ingredients in a small bowl.
I actually keep a small shaker filled with a low carb cinnamon “sugar” blend. Just mix up 1/2 cup Pyure and 1 tsp ground cinnamon to make your own.
Sprinkle the cinnamon/Pyure blend over top of your baked low carb French toast.
Sometimes I’ll give another little shake of nutmeg too because I love nutmeg!
You can add a little pat of butter if you want to.
Just be aware of the extra fat that would add. The nutrition facts at the bottom of the recipe don’t include any extra butter.
One of the things I like about French toast is the texture is a little wet.
To get that same texture, add 2-3 more Tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk over top.
A little goes on top but I let most of it run down the edges of the bowl.
If you like syrup on your French toast, this is my favorite sugar-free version.
Personally, I avoid the sweeteners used in most store-bought sugar-free syrups.
And breakfast is served!
This recipe only has 8 grams of protein which is less than I typically eat for a full meal.
You could add a side of bacon or sausage or eggs to increase the protein for your meal.
Another option is to add a scoop of collagen to your coffee.
I hope you like this low carb French Toast as much as I do!
Please be sure to leave a star rating after you make it and help others find the recipe. Oh! And let me know how you like it in the comments!
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