Quick bread french toast

Lets start with a little poll. Below are 2 pictures, which one do you like best? They are for a soft and chewy bar to eat during a long bike ride or long easy run or hike and I am finding it harder than normal to pick a picture to go with the recipe! Let me know in the comments, on facebook or via twitter. I would love to hear which one you prefer, and why!

This is more a recipe idea than an actual recipe. I love french toast. The problem is, I never buy bread. And I have yet to find a breakfast spot that makes gluten free french toast... So, a few years ago, I started making french toast with left over quick breads. It has worked really well with any loaf I ever made, even those made with almond flour or coconut flour. I have used banana bread, pumpkin bread and ginger bread before and it turned out fantastic every time. It is best with quick bread that is a day or two old, the problem is that in our house loafs never last longer than a day! However, now that Andrew is in Vancouver, I have enough loaf left over to make quick bread french toast! Yay!

Last week, I made french toast using gluten free banana, chocolate & bacon bread. Yes, you read that right, there were bacon pieces in the bread. I know some people find it really weird, but it really does taste good. Unfortunately, I am saving that recipe for the book, but below is a recipe for the french toast batter and raspberry toppings used. Let me know what kind of loaf you used once you try it!

Quick Bread French Toast

French Toast Ingredients

  • 2 slices of any quick bread you like
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Raspberry Topping

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Beat egg with almond milk and vanilla extract
  2. Place bread slices in a large enough dish and pour batter over the sliced bread and turn, making sure both sides are coated. Let soak while you make the raspberry topping
  3. Place a small pot over low-medium heat and add raspberries. 
  4. Add lemon zest and honey. Stir so raspberries are coated. Cook over low-medium heat, break down the raspberries as they heat, stirring occasionally. This will take 5-10 minutes, make sure you keep an eye on them.
  5. Turn down the heat and make the french toast
  6. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet
  7. Add sliced bread and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes
  8. Serve with raspberry topping and shredded coconut