French toast is a favorite in my house, but it’s a treat for special occasions—it’s a lot of work to make on a real foods, paleo diet! But these recipes make it a little easier, and they’re delicious to boot.
1. Paleo Banana Bread French Toast
Made with leftover paleo banana bread, this French toast whips up in just a few minutes with coconut oil, egg, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, almond and coconut milks, and fresh fruit like raspberries and banana. Of course, you have to top it off with pure maple syrup. Yum!
2. Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole
I’m definitely a morning person, but only because I like to make my mornings super productive—and I don’t like to spend that precious morning time cooking. That’s what makes this recipe perfect. It’s assembled the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven.
3. French Toast Sticks
I distinctly remember the childhood mornings when I ate microwave French toast sticks from the freezer aisle. I loved those things, and now I can’t even imagine eating them when I have tastier, healthier alternatives like this paleo version with grass-fed butter, maple syrup, and almond milk.
4. Wild Berry Stuffed French Toast
This French toast makes me feel like I’m on a misty mountain, eating breakfast by fireside in a log cabin. I kind of wish I was, actually. But the breakfast alone will have to due, and it’s truly fabulous. You can replace the goat cheese topping with maple syrup if you’d like.
5. Grain Free Cinnamon Sugar French Toast
This recipe is like a better, healthier version of the cinnamon toast cereal you ate as a kid—you know, the one covered in sugar? This time, it’s a modest amount of coconut sugar (hardly any, really) with maple syrup, vanilla, coconut milk, and extra cinnamon.
6. Paleo French Toast With Fried Bananas and Salted Coconut Caramel
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making paleo French toast, why not go all out? You can, with this fabulous recipe that includes caramelized bananas and salted coconut caramel. The bread is made with almond and tapioca flours for an amazing taste.
7. Paleo Pumpkin French Toast
French toast is one of those dishes that screams warmth and comfort—or rather, it whispers gently in your ear that everything is going to be okay. For extra love, combine it with comforting flavors like pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cardamom in this pumpkin French toast that’s perfect for autumn.
8. Another Banana Bread French Toast
Also using leftover banana bread (recipe suggestion included), this recipe keeps things super simple with eggs, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and olive oil for cooking. This blogger made the bread without the chocolate chips, but I’d totally leave them in for a treat. Hey, you’re not eating this every morning anyway!
9. Baked Pumpkin French Toast
Made with a homemade Pumpkin Orange Loaf (what a fun flavor combination!) this French toast is baked, not pan-fried. You’ll need your yummy pumpkin orange bread, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and eggs. So delicious.
10. Paleo Pumpkin Bread French Toast
If you can do it with banana bread, you can do it with pumpkin bread too, right? This recipe includes your pumpkin bread, made with figs, coconut flour, pumpkin seeds, and other goodies. Then it’s whipped up into French toast with eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt, and coconut oil.
11. Thin Mint French Toast
This recipe is probably a dessert, but if you eat it for breakfast on your birthday, I won’t tell. You’ll start with chocolate pistachio butter bread turned into French toast with coconut milk. Then you’ll fill it with avocado chip ice cream, and then you’ll top it with maple-sweetened chocolate mint sauce.
12. Classic French Toast
While all the fancy flavors are delicious, sometimes you just want that classic French toast like your mama made. For those days, here’s your recipe. Start out with a simple paleo bread, coat it in eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, and cinnamon, and fried to golden brown perfection.