Nearly Guilt-Free French Toast Muffins

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Silkster

Lactose-free and delicious.... from scratch! These breakfast muffins are easy to make and will be the talk of the house when you make them. I say nearly guilt-free because of the maple syrup glaze. Without the glaze, the muffins are guilt-free. Vegetarians can skip the bacon and still enjoy some of the best muffins you'll ever have!

Top Review by Amateur Chef Kate

Thanks for posting this recipe. What a clever idea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start cooking the bacon strips in a frying pan or griddle until crispy. Continue to step 3.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and spices in a bowl.
  4. Separate the whites & yolks of 2 eggs. Keep the whites in a small bowl. Keep the yolks for next step.
  5. In a third medium-sized bowl, whisk together: almond milk, apple sauce, honey and 1 full egg, 2 egg yolks.
  6. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  7. Use a mixer to beat egg whites until peaks form. Then fold them into the batter.
  8. Chop the bacon into bite-size bits. About a quarter-inch to half-inch squares or so.
  9. Set aside the equivalent of one bacon strip, stir the rest into the batter.
  10. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto a greased griddle.
  11. Sprinkle some of the left-over bacon bits evenly over top of each muffin in the tin.
  12. Cook 12 to 17 minutes until golden brown. NOTE: test each muffin with a toothpick to make sure they are done. The toothpick should come out clean – no batter should stick to the toothpick.
  13. GLAZE: In a small saucepan simmer maple syrup and lemon juice, stirring occasionally, until reduced to a thick (thicker than maple syrup) syrup. This will take about 15 minutes over a low flame.
  14. Remove from heat and wait for the muffins to finish baking.
  15. When muffins are out of the oven and cool enough to handle, poke a few holes in the muffin top with a toothpick.
  16. Dip each muffin top in the maple glaze.
  17. After dipping all twelve muffins, start with the first muffin you dipped and dip each muffin again.

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