French Toast [gluten-Free, Lactose & Casein Free]

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

A delicious french toast recipe designed for use with gluten-free breads. It is lactose and casein free if you use ghee, or completely dairy-free if you use a dairy-free margarine (such as "Becel Vegan"). Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit. I made this with Food For Life's Brown Rice Bread but you can use it with any store-bought or homemade GF bread. Bon appetit!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices gluten free bread
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 14 cup almond milk (plain or vanilla) or 14 cup rice milk (plain or vanilla) or 14 cup soymilk (plain or vanilla)
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • Optional

  • 2 teaspoons honey


  1. Whisk together all ingredients except ghee/butter/margarine and bread in a pie pan or small baking dish until thoroughly blended.
  2. Heat ghee, butter or margarine in non-stick pan or griddle over medium-high heat.
  3. If you're using a dense bread, such as those from Food for Life, Soak for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  4. If you're using a homemade bread or a softer or more crumbly bread, soak for only 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. Using a fork or tongs, remove each slice of bread from the liquid and allow excess liquid to drip off.
  6. Place in hot ghee/butter/margarine and cook on each side until browned.
  7. Serve immediately with maple syrup, jam and/or fresh fruit.


Most Helpful

This recipe didn't work with egg-replacer.

UmmBinat April 14, 2009

This was a huge help! Thank you to whomever posted this. It's a very good GF LF rendition of a familiar comfort-food classic.

I'm a new dad for a little one who seems to have inherited my dietary constraints (gluten, lactose, acidic foods, onions). I'm also an in-kitchen husband to a type-1 diabetic woman.

I had some week-old GF bread that worked wonderfully with this French Toast recipe. Momma loved it, and I'm hoping that baby will enjoy it too (in a few hours, via mom's breastmilk).

My only suggestion for improvement of this recipe would be to reduce the amount of liquid. It seemed a little runny to me. Granted, I used rice milk, which is less viscous than soy milk or other cows-milk substitutes. But I had to add an extra egg to make it less runny.

Also, just for my own preferences, I added some ground coriander seeds (1/4 tsp, crushed on my chopping block). It adds a certain sweetness (reminiscent of 1970s era Fruit Loops by my reckoning), without adding any sugar, fructose, glucose, etc.

Anyway, I'm so glad this recipe was posted here, waiting for me to find it during a Sunday morning google!

JohnnyB_in_NC September 12, 2010

Oh my gosh!!! This recipe was amazing and made the house smell soooo good. It took me back to my childhood days when I always ordered french toast - it was my fav. Haven't eaten ft since I went GF. Thank you for this posting. Happiness is guarenteed. :)

Chef J.J. in San Luis Obispo, Ca May 30, 2009

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