Healthy French Toast

gluten-free french toast


1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

8 Slices Whole Grain Ezekiel Bread or Gluten-Free Bread

1/2 Egg Whites or Egg Substitutes

1 cup Coconut Milk or Almond Milk

1 tablespoon Orange Liqueur or 1 teaspoon Orange Extract

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, toasted, for garnish

Blueberries, for garnish

Orange Zest, for garnish

Maple Syrup, for garnish


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg whites, coconut milk, orange liqueur, and cinnamon. Whisk well to froth the egg whites before dunking the bread slices.

In a skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Working in batches, soak each bread slice, completely submerged for 1 minute. Transfer to the skillet. Cook each slice for 5-7 minutes per side, until golden brown. Do not flip too soon. Transfer the bread to a baking sheet in the oven to keep warm while cooking the rest.

When ready to serve, top the french toast with toasted coconut flakes, blueberries, and a small amount of orange zest. Drizzle with maple syrup.

gluten-free french toast

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.