These grain-free and gluten-free french toast muffin cups make for the perfect addition to a balanced breakfast or brunch. They’re also freezer-friendly and perfect for meal prepping for a busy week. Plus, kids will love them!
These gluten-free french toast muffins cups take all the best qualities of french toast and package them up into an individual bite-size breakfast. Not to mention they’re a lower in sugar than your traditional french toast recipe while still tasting delicious. They’re prefect for grab-and-go breakfast and kid-friendly. If your kids are like mine, they’ll love peeling them apart layer by layer.
I love making a batch and keeping them in the freezer for busy mornings. But they do make for a great addition to a brunch spread and you don’t have to stand by the stove flipping slices of bread. This is really the ideal way to make french toast for more than one or two people. You’re going to love them!
Ingredients for the best French Toast Muffin Cups
These french toast muffin cups couldn’t be easier to make. For the ingredients you’ll need:
- Bread – I love making these with Fullove Foods Hemp and Linseed bread or Almond + Linseed bread. They’re both gluten-free, grain-free and packed with unique, nourishing ingredients. Yes, any bread will work here, just make sure it’s dried out!
- Eggs and almond milk – Together these ingredients create the custardy base. Most milks will work here if you don’t have almond milk on hand.
- Maple syrup – This gives the french toast so much flavor and a hint of sweetness. The recipe only calls for 1/4 cup so you can drizzle on top if you want more sweetness.
- Cinnamon – Lots and lots of cinnamon! It adds a warm, spiced flavor.
- Sea salt – just a pinch goes a long way in enhancing the flavor and sweetness.
- Maple sugar – this unique natural sugar gets mixed with melted coconut oil and cinnamon for a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. I love the additional maple flavor it adds. If you can’t find maple sugar, coconut or brown sugar will work here. I don’t recommend maple syrup.
- Coconut oil – just a little for the cinnamon sugar topping!
How to make Healthier French Toast
- Choose the bread wisely. To make healthier french toast it’s all about the bread. I love Fullove Foods bread. They have two varieties: a keto hemp and linseed bread and a paleo almond and linseed bread. Both are amazing! This isn’t your typically gluten-free bread. It’s also grain-free and made with incredibly nourishing ingredients that help maintain stale blood sugar levels and promote a healthy gut. What other breads contain green banana flour, resistant starches, probiotics or sweet potato flour?
- Dry out the bread. Ideally, you want to make french toast with stale bread. This require you to leave it out on the counter unwrapped for a day or overnight. But you can do this in the oven or toaster. I recommend the oven since you’ll need to dry out the entire loaf. Once dried out, the dry bread soaks up the egg mixture like a sponge. This is key for custardy french toast!
- Let the custard soak in. Really let the custard mixture soak into the bread. About five minutes is sufficient tossing the bread a few times to make sure all the pieces get evenly coated with the mixture.
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Gluten-Free French Toast Muffin Cups
These grain-free and gluten-free french toast muffin cups make for the perfect addition to a balanced breakfast or brunch.
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 35 min
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 cups 1x
12 slices gluten-free bread (I used Fullove Foods Hemp + Linseed bread)*
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple sugar (can sub brown sugar or coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line muffins tin with cupcake liners or lightly coat with oil.
Toast the bread lightly to dry it out. I recommend heating the oven to 350F. Place the bread on a baking tray and let heat for 15 minutes. This can also be done on the light setting of the toaster. If your bread is frozen, toast until thawed and slightly dry.
Cut the bread slices into cubes. In a large bowl, mix together the almond milk, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon. Add half the bread cubes to the mixture. Let sit for 5 minutes. Place the bread into half the lined muffin cups. Repeat with the remaining bread.
Heat the coconut oil, maple sugar and cinnamon in the microwave or on the stove top until the coconut oil is melted. Mix together and drizzle on top the french toast cups.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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