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Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast Casserole

We know just as well as you do that breakfast food is the bomb. Of the many wonderful breakfast foods, french toast is definitely a classic.

We have developed a recipe that reinvents the idea of boring old french toast. This low carb maple pecan french toast casserole is a fresh, new take on your traditional french toast recipe!

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Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast Casserole

This overnight french toast bake is a fantastic low carb breakfast or brunch recipe to serve your entire family in one pan! Oven baked french toast casserole is so easy. Prepare it the night before, refrigerate overnight, and pop it in the oven the next morning!  

We top this delicious low carb french toast casserole with pecans and low carb syrup. It’s like low carb icing on the keto cake!

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Frequently Asked Questions About French Toast Casserole

Why is my french toast soggy in the middle?

There are a few reasons as to why your french toast may end up with a soggy center. First, you may have added too much dairy to your custard (egg mixture). Other reason for soggy french toast may be cooking on too high of a temperature. If the pan is too hot, the outside of the french toast may burn, while the inside is left uncooked.

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How do you make french toast casserole not soggy in the oven?

For soft, not soy, french toast made in the oven, preheat the oven to 375F, and cook your french toast for about 50 minutes or until firm. Once again, be sure that you have not incorporated too much dairy into your custard mix or have the oven too hot to prevent sogginess.

French toast casserole for a crowd

The best way to serve french toast for a crowd is in the form of a french toast casserole! Our recipe for low carb maple pecan french toast casserole serves 8, so double or even triple the recipe and split into more pans to satisfy a french toast loving crowd!

What goes with french toast casserole for brunch?

If your french toast casserole isn’t quite enough for your group, there are some great low carb sides that you can add to complement this dish. Bacon is always a crowd pleaser! Other options could be poached eggs or a full fat greek yogurt topped with nuts.

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What can you put on french toast instead of syrup?

Syrup can add a lot of unwanted sugar and carbs to your french toast (especially if you’re keto). Instead, try spreading peanut or almond butter on your french toast, and maybe even topping it with some sugar free whipped cream! Some common non keto toppings are fruit, honey, powdered sugar, apple sauce, and jam/jelly.

Some low carb syrup options you may want to try

Stevia and monk fruit sweetened maple flavored syrup is an excellent low carb alternative to traditional sugar-packed syrup.  

 

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What goes good on french toast?

There are many things that you can add to your french toast to enhance the flavor and make it extra special! The most common of these is syrup; but you may want to consider trying some of the low carb syrups above. 

What can you substitute milk for in french toast?

Half and half or heavy whipping cream are common substitutes that can be used to replace milk in a french toast recipe. For someone who is lactose intolerant, you can also omit dairy products and use coconut oil in place of milk or cream.

How do you make french toast less eggy?

French toast can seem too “eggy” if the custard is not thoroughly mixed. If not mixed well, pieces of egg white may show through in your cooked french toast.

Other low carb french toast recipes to try!

Delicious low carb breakfast recipes to try!

 

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Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast Casserole

Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast CasseroleWe know just as well as you do that breakfast food is the bomb. Of the many wonderful breakfast foods, french toast is definitely a classic. We have developed a recipe that reinvents the idea of boring old french toast. This low carb maple pecan french toast casserole is a fresh, new take on your traditional french toast recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, casserole, french toast, Kid Friendly Keto Snack, low carb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 403 kcal
Author Faith

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Smear the butter on the inside of a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Beat the egg yolks, half and half, cream, granulated erythritol, liquid stevia, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl. Add the bread cubes and toss gently to coat.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, lightly pushing down the bread so it’s mostly submerged in the liquid.
  4. Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F. Get the casserole dish out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes while the oven preheats.
  6. Bake the casserole (covered with foil) for 50 minutes, and then remove the foil, sprinkle the pecans on top, and bake 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm along with maple-flavored syrup to drizzle on top.

Recipe Notes

For the keto sandwich bread, 4 cups is about 1/2 of the loaf.

We used Lakanto Sugar Free Maple syrup which has 10g sugar alcohols per 1/4 cup.

Granulated Erythritol has 64g sugar alcohols per 1/3 cup.

Net carbs per serving is 7.75g (22g total, -5g fiber, -9.25g Sugar alcohols)

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 14.9%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.