I’ve always been obsessed with breakfast. When I was younger, I would order breakfast for dinner at any of the restaurants that would allow me. Even today, I’m a sucker for a good western omelette (ham, onion and peppers) with a side of home fries and turkey bacon. Whether you are having friends over for brunch, want to put a fun spin on dinner, or don’t want to waste day old bread, you are going to enjoy this Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Grain Free French Toast recipe.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Gluten Free French Toast (2 slices per person)

  • 8-10 slices of thick, preferably one/two day old bread (I cut up the loaf of Gluten Free Bob’s Red Mill bread I made the other day)
  • 1.5 cups of milk or heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons of butter for frying and eating
  • pure maple syrup for eating

Cut your bread into slices about 1/2 – 1 inch thick. This allows the bread to absorb the mixture without crumbing. That’s also why it’s also better to use day old bread rather than fresh so it doesn’t fall a part when you drop it in the mixture.

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Whisk together your milk, eggs and cinnamon…..

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and honey, and vanilla extract.

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Whisk your ingredients together well.

Drop your first pieces of bread into the mixture – soak on each side for at least 30 seconds. This really allows the bread to soak up the flavors really well.

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On medium to high heat, get a frying pan going on your stove. Drop in a few teaspoons of butter – enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Drop in your pieces of toast that have been soaked in the mixture. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes. You want the bread to turn a nice golden brown and get crispy on the outside. Keep coating your pan with butter before putting two new pieces in.

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Serve up with any toppings you’d like – maple syrup, butter, fruit – or go crazy – whipped cream, powered sugar, more brown sugar. Whichever way you prefer your French toast, I hope you have a wonderful meal!

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