In this post, we’ll show you how to make this Gluten Free French Toast which is also dairy-free. This delicious, custardy French toast recipe is so easy and delicious to make for your next brunch.
Recipe updated on 1/22/2021
Made with gluten free bread, almond milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, this French Toast is perfect for anyone with a gluten or dairy allergy.
Before starting this recipe, you’ll want to verify that you have the following ingredients:
- gluten free bread
- almond milk
- refined coconut oil (or butter). Refined coconut oil does not taste or smell like coconuts. However, you can use the regular version if you do not mind the taste of coconuts.
- vanilla extract
Equipment and Supplies Needed
We used the following equipment and supplies to make this recipe. Items that are optional or can be substituted will be noted.
- large mixing bowl
This recipe is easy to make if you know the right tips and tricks! Here are my tips for ensuring your Gluten Free French Toast comes out perfectly.
For this recipe, we used Canyon Bakehouse bread. You can use whichever gluten free bread your family prefers. You will need around 10 slices for this recipe. If you do not have a gluten allergy, you can most certainly use traditional sliced bread or Texas Toast.
If coconut oil is not readily available for you to use, ghee, butter, or lard can also be used. However, depending on your lifestyle, they might not fit your diet. Vegetable-based margarine or shortening is a good alternative if you prefer to not use dairy.
While this recipe was created for dairy-free people, you most certainly can use cow’s milk if you choose. They are interchangeable for this recipe and measure cup by cup. Oat or cashew milk can also be used in place of the almond milk.
If you want to store your Gluten Free French Toast, just follow these easy steps.
This can be prepared, cooked and cooled to be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Simply place any extra toast in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave to warm and serve with syrup or powdered sugar.
Additionally this gluten and dairy free French toast recipe can be frozen. To freeze, cook the French toast and allow it to fully cool. Place cooked slices on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Once slices are frozen, move them to a zippered freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 30 days time.
To heat, simply microwave and serve with syrup or powdered sugar.
Follow the recipe below to make Gluten Free French Toast! This recipe makes 12 slices, but you can adjust the recipe card for other serving sizes.
Gluten Free French Toast Made with Almond Milk
- Mixing bowl
- 10 slices gluten free bread
- 1½ cups almond milk I prefer Almond Breeze Unsweetened
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar for serving
- ½ cup real maple syrup for serving
- Heat up a large frying pan or skillet to medium heat. Allow one tablespoon of coconut oil to melt (or butter) if dairy is okay.
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract
- Dip your bread slices into the mixture and make sure both sides are coated with batter.
- Line pan with battered slices and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown. French toast should feel slightly firm when pressed on each side. Repeat, and use your extra butter/oil for the next 5 slices
- Garnish French Toast with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
I love how many different options are available for gluten free diets nowadays! This looks great!
This gluten free toast sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to try making it for my husband because I know that he’ll like it.
Jenna Wood says
Looks delicious- hard to believe it’s gluten free! We cook with almond milk all the time due to a lactose intolerance, so this is a great recipe for us!
That looks absolutely amazing. It has been forever since I made french toast and I am gluten lite so I am going to make this over the weekend!
This sounds delicious. French toast is one thing I would have never thought could be made gluten free. Great!
Liz Mays says
I would have never thought you’d be able to make a gluten free version of french toast. It looks very tasty!
This sounds very tasty! I love the substitution of almond milk in the recipe.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
my oldest birthday is tomorrow, I should make this for her, for breakfast!
Alena Belleque says
Yummy! We don’t have to worry about gluten in our home, but I know several families that do. And I’ve heard good things about almond milk. Thanks for sharing!
Amber Edwards says
Oh that looks amazing. I love using almond milk on my french toast too! Yum!
Kelsey Apley says
Oh yum this looks great. I had a hard time finding a good quality bread when I was gluten free. I found most had a sandy texture to them.
That french toast looks absolutely amazing!! That’s my favorite breakfast choice!
My daughter was just telling me that she wants to try Canyon Bakehouse. It looks like a great brand.
Elizabeth @ Being MVP says
Oh wow that looks delicious! I haven’t tried making it at home but we do drink almond milk so maybe i’ll try this weekend.
Tammilee Tips says
That looks delicious!!! I have never tried almond milk in my French Toast before. I am going to have try that!
We aren’t gluten free but this sounds delish! May have to try it for Sunday’s Breakfast!
We love almond milk!
I haven’t cooked much other than oatmeal with it, will have to try this one out!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Chris just started getting Almond milk in his coffee at Dunkin Donuts. He really likes it.
Oooh, I love Almond Milk and this recipe sounds divine. I have never thought about using Almond Milk for french toast but will have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who has to make everything gluten free for her son. This would be a great recipe for her.
I LOVE using Almond milk! Such a wonderful alternative!
Oh my goodness this looks so good. And the fact that it is gluten free is awesome!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks delicious. I like that there are so many Gluten free options available. I love Almond Breeze we use it everyday.
i find making french toast and pancakes with almond milk is extra delicious especially if i use the vanilla flavored. yummy recipe!
This looks super yummy. Love that it is gluten free.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
We’ll have to try this. I’ve been wanting to try a gluten free bread for my son. He had a wheat allergy when he was little and even though he tests ok now, I notice that he often does not use the bread, so I wonder if there is some sort of sensitivity. We never could really find a bread that worked for us, but this might be perfect. I am going to check with our health food store. Thanks for linking up with us at Foodie Fridays!
kate t says
This is my go to recipe. Thanks!
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Alisha Randall says
Just made this recipe, and everyone loved it. Thanks. :)