Eating gluten-free, I often don't think about bread as much as I used to. Breakfast is usually just something simple like cereal or fruit with yogurt. But every once in a while, I get cravings. This morning, I opened the fridge and saw my loaf of Rudi's cinnamon raisin bread. I want French Toast and I want it now!
Some people may think it's hard to make but really, you can whip something like this up in a few minutes. The recipe below is for 4-5 people but I adjusted it and made enough for two. It was as easy as making toast with eggs. But, if you know me, I don't measure everything precisely, which does save time. I can eye ball 1/4 c milk and 1/4 tsp of vanilla. It also means I have a few less dishes to clean up!
You can use almost any gluten-free bread but I especially like the Rudi's for this recipe. It has great flavor and doesn't fall apart. I also like their philosophy: Made with stuff you can pronounce and ingredients you recognize. As a mom, that is important to me.
Make sure to toast the bread first, though; it will help keep it together.
This recipe isn't fancy but it sure is good (and easy!). I hope you'll give it a try.
Gluten-Free French Toast
8-10 pcs Gluten-Free Bread*
2/3 c milk or milk alternative
1/4 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
pinch or two of salt
1 Tbl vegetable oil like safflower or sunflower
Note: butter is tasty but burns too quickly in your pan; try this instead
*I used Rudi's Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin bread. It was a real winner for this recipe.
1. The bread needs to be dry. You can either toast the slices until just lightly browned or put them on a cookie sheet and place in a low oven (250 degrees) for 5 mins to dry them out. If it's too soft, it will absorb too much batter and be mushy.
2. Mix all other ingredients except oil.
3. Heat pan to medium or grill pan to 400 degrees F.
4. Based on the size of your pan, only batter the slices of bread that will be able to fit; don't let bread sit in egg-milk mix.
5. Place about 1 1/2 tsp of oil on pan and spread. Dip bread into batter. Make sure both sides are well covered. Place in pan. Cook on each side until golden. Repeat with remaining bread. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve, covered with a damp paper or kitchen towel.