If you like the taste of warm, buttery French croissants, you gonna love this low FODMAP French Toast!
When I was growing up I was always looking forward to those slow Sunday mornings, when my mom would make my favorite breakfast. A French toast, topped with a fruit jam.
But when I was diagnosed with IBS and gluten intolerance I thought I will never be able to eat this breakfast again. That was at the beginning of my gluten-free diet when every gluten-free meal I made tasted like a total depressing disaster. I remember my first attempts to make a gluten-free bread, that could have easily been called a gluten-free stone( that’s exactly how they looked and tasted) However I’ve come far from that. Firstly over the last years, the ready available gluten-free products have improved greatly and secondly, from all my failures I’ve learned some great lessons!
So if you are at the beginning of this journey, one advice I can give you is “ it’s gonna get better”.
As restrictive as it seemed in the beginning, later learned that’s not true. It takes some more research and a few substitutes and adjustments but trust me eating a diet for IBS or food intolerances, doesn’t mean it’s depressing or tasteless and boring. Because really, it is not!
Well if my word can’t convince you, maybe this toast will 😉 A little hint it tastes like a warm French croissant. How great is that!?
Low FODMAP French Toast Recipe
This french toast is super flavorful and buttery. The butter gives that hint of a French croissant taste, which is just how heaven would taste I image 😉 They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I love having them with maple syrup or a strawberry fruit spread and topped with lactose- free cream cheese and fresh berries.
How to make his make this Low FODMAP French toast?
It is a very easy recipe to make, it requires only 7 simple ingredients and 15min.
For the detailed step-by-step instructions scroll at the end of this page.
What bread to use to make this Low FODMAP French toast?
For this low fodmap gluten-free French toast I used a gluten-free wholesome white loaf bread from Schar. This bread is certified to be low FODMAP under the Monash University.
Schar is one of the biggest gluten-free brands in Europe, now they also have a line of products that are certified to be low FODMAP too.
You can also use different gluten-free bread.
How to make this French toast completely dairy-free?
The butter you can replace it with coconut oil or sunflower oil. ( I like the coconut oil because it adds a sweet coconut taste to the toast) I don’t recommend using olive oil because it adds a bitter taste and doesn’t go well with the other flavors in this recipe.
* Make ahead tip:
This French toast freezes well so you can make it ahead of time and just reheat it before eating.
To freeze it: Cook the toast according to the instructions, let it cool on a wire rack. Place a sheet of wax paper between each slice of French toast. Put the toast stack inside a heavy-duty freezer bag or warm it in aluminum foil and freeze. Use the frozen French toast within 1 to 2months for best quality.
To reheat it :
Oven method: Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and cover it with foil. Bake in 190C for 10 min, until hot.
Toaster method: reheat in a toaster until heated throughout.
* Low FODMAP tip:
*If you replace the lactose-free milk for non-dairy milk. Stay away from high fodmap milk like Oat or Soy(made from the soybeans) milk. Soy milk made from soy protein is low fodmap. So make sure you check the label.
*If you are buying a gluten-free bread that is not certified to be low FODMAP, make sure to check the label, as there can be hidden FODMAPs.
Low FODMAP French Toast
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml lactose- free milk (or a dairy free milk)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup (or granulated sugar)
- 7 slices of bread
- Whisk the eggs with the milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup in a flat- bottomed plate or baking dish. Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated.
- Melt butter in a large skillet. Place the coated bread slices in the skillet and cook on a medium heat until golden brown on each side.
- Serve while the are warm.