Start your day with these Keto french toast sticks, topped with your favorite sugar-free syrup and Keto friendly berries. Only 2g net carbs per serving!
To be honest, even when I ate carbs I wasn’t a super huge fan of french toast unless I was in the mood for it. But when I was in the mood for it?
It was on like Donkey Kong.
Every time I think about french toast I imagine that delicious, aromatic cinnamon wafting up from the pan. If you didn’t put cinnamon in your french toast custard, did you make french toast?
The cool thing about these Keto french toast sticks is that the cinnamon is already built in, and so is the custard to a certain extent.
All the flavor is already baked into the loaf itself, which is an egg and cream cheese based loaf.
If you’re part of the Keto community on Instagram you know it as “Egg Loaf”.
What is egg loaf?
Egg loaf is a popular Keto breakfast recipe that’s made of eggs and cream cheese in a 1:1 ratio. Some recipes contain other ingredients, sweeteners, flours, etc but the base recipe is all the same.
Egg loaf is a phenomenon that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Instagram. It’s hard to track down the origin of it but it took the internet by storm, spawning all sorts of variations and an almost cult like following.
And I totally see why.
At first I was scared to try this creation because…it doesn’t sound great.
Egg loaf? That’s the best name we could come up with?
But let me tell you guys, when you spice it up just right it really is a thing of Ketogenic breakfast beauty.
These Keto french toast sticks start out as an egg loaf that’s transformed into something amazing.
Do I need a custard for Keto french toast sticks?
Because of the texture of these french toast sticks, you really don’t need any custard at all.
Traditional french toast uses a custard made with milk and eggs. The custard is used to moisten stale bread, turning something that would probably be trash into a delicious breakfast.
Since egg loaf borders on being a custard itself, it isn’t hard and crusty like the wheat bread you would use for traditional french toast.
We’re also able to skip the custard step by adding all of our flavorings, like vanilla and cinnamon, into the egg loaf batter itself.
Storing your Keto french toast sticks
Your low carb french toast sticks will last in the refrigerator for three to four days when stored in an airtight container. I’ve used both plastic containers and storage bags to store my keto egg loaf but I think I prefer storing in containers better.
I found it best to store your Keto french toast loaf whole and then slice off the “sticks” as needed. This helps reduce the surface area of the egg loaf that’s exposed to air.
Preventing this air exposure will keep your loaf from drying out which means it will last longer.
And that means you can eat more.
Tips & tricks for best results
This recipe is pretty straightforward so I really only have a couple of recommendations to make sure you get the best results possible.
- The sweetener you use matters here. The sweetener I used, Lakanto Golden is generally my go to Keto brown sugar alternative. However, I did try Sukrin Gold here and it wasn’t nearly as sweet as the Lakanto. I personally preferred Lakanto Golden here but if you do use Sukrin Gold I’d suggest adding another tablespoon.
- Use room temperature ingredients. In general I recommend using room temperature ingredients whenever possible when it comes to baking. My experience has always been that room temperature eggs, milk, etc yield a fluffier end product. This is especially important when it comes to Keto baked goods, in my opinion, because that’s usually what they’re lacking. Height.
- Thoroughly combining the ingredients is key. While delicious, attempts to make this without at least using an immersion blender were sketchy at best. For the most consistent results, use a blender if at all possible.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan with butter, coconut oil or your preferred Keto friendly oil.
- Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until ingredients are evenly combined.
- Pour your egg loaf mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Use a toothpick poked into the center of the loaf to check for doneness.
- Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing. Allow the loaf to cool completely before slicing.
- Once the egg loaf is cooled, slice off the portion of Keto french toast sticks you would like.
- On the stove, heat a skillet over medium heat. Melt about 1/2 TBS butter, coconut oil or other Keto friendly oil in the pan to coat and prevent sticking.
- Pan fry your Keto french toast sticks until nice and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve warm with your favorite Keto friendly berries, Keto whipped cream and sugar free syrup.
- Egg loaf browning too quickly? Lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the top.
- I use room temperature eggs and cream cheese for this recipe but if you didn't take them out in time to become room temperature you may have to extend the baking time an extra 5-10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is not always accurate and can fluctuate based off which brands you use.