• María Fernanda López

Elderberry Pecan French Toast Bake (Low Carb)

Well, what a mouthful of a name... but guys, this recipe is insanely delicious and just perfect for a cozy morning, I guarantee you that this recipe will rock your tastebuds and will also make your mornings even better.


About this Elderberry Pecan French Toast Bake:

Not feeling motivated in the mornings? Then is will definitely will change that! Nothing beats a sweet morning and delicious berry french toast casserole recipe... specially when we are talking about a secretly healthy, nutrient dense and low carb recipe.


This is a twist of the french toast recipe we all love, we are stepping up the game and creating a fusion inspired by these amazing and classic recipes; french toast with a touch of pecans and berries. In a delicious low carb and breakfast recipe, that can also easily turn into a vegan recipe.



You can see how incredible the textures in this Elderberry Pecan French Toast Bake is! The low carb bread, keto candied pecans, and coconut butter as part of the ingredients is just AMAZING!


Low Carb and Gluten Free Bread!

For this recipe I simply used Carbonaut, white bread; but wait! This bread is low carb and 100% plant-based... how cool is that? Each slice has only 1 grams of net carbs and 9 grams of total carbs. I'm obsessed. Their bread is also available on selected Sprouts and Target!


Keto certified too! That means a lot to me and this is why. For a product be keto certified needs to have specific standards. It's has 1g net carbs, it can't contain hydrogenated oils, artificial ingredients, no maltitol or other artificial sweeteners. They actually have a full page on the ingredients allowed and not allowed. Check them here!


You can recreate your personal comfort foods while still keeping them low carb and plant diet. Just like this french toast casserole recipe! Easy to make, comforting, moist, flavor and with all the amazing textures.


As a nutritionist I admire the impact of low carb diets on our bodies! From reducing inflammation to the control of hormones.

Low Carb Sweet Goodness

A low carb diet has shown to have amazing benefits on hormonal balance and to also avoid sugar crashes... and prevent some oxidation that at the long run causes other health issues. And as a nutritionist I know that it's always good to have options, the brea used in this recipe is just perfect!


From reducing inflammation to controlling insulin levels, ghrelin (hunger hormone) to better and staple energy labels, no crash or hangry feelings. And having these alternatives in the market just makes everything easier and delicious!


This recipe is all about that! And nutrient dense foods. A comforting low carb and tasty recipe that will keep insulin levels at bay and nourish your body! All the vitamins from the ingredients here; pecans, organic eggs, unsweetened almond milk and even the blueberries... healthy and indulgent!




What you'll need to make this Elderberry Pecan French Toast Bake:


Guys, kudos for Carbonaut on making such a great 100% plant-based bread! Because creating a low carb version and a vegan recipe requires science! I am grateful for my food chem classes because they have been helpful on my food blogger journey.



Just like this recipe; some hacks when you are creating a low carb and vegan recipe!

  • Flaxseeds are great egg replacements, both work like a sort of glue.

For this recipe I did use eggs but feel free to make this fully vegan by using your favorite egg replacement, flaxseeds and chia seeds are great alternatives that will also add some zinc, magnesium and B vitamins.


The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional content per serving!


Now you know the basics about this simple recipe, and how easy it is to make! Also great to share with your loved ones since this recipe is:

  • Gluten Free

  • Low Carb

  • Vegan Friendly

  • Keto Friendly

They are great to enjoy along with a cup of coffee or your favorite latte, while watching a movie or just sharing with a friend. Who can say no to a good french toast casserole?



So for all the french toast and caramel macchiato fans, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!




With love,

María



 

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Elderberry Pecan French Toast Bake

By María Fernanda López

Serves 9


Ingredients

Topping

  • 2 tbsp of coconut butter


Method

  1. Preheat the your oven at 350F.

  2. Cut into half inch squares the bread and bake for 12 minutes.

  3. Mix the eggs, nut milk, alullose and elderberry.

  4. Incorporate the bread to the mix and stir well.

  5. Add the whole mix into a greased 8x8 baking dish.

  6. Top with candied pecans and blueberries.

  7. Bake for 35 minutes.

  8. Let it cool down, cut into 9 slices.

  9. ENJOY!

 

Nutritional Information per serving (123 kcal)

Fat: 7.1g

Carbs: 8.6g

Fiber: 5.8g

Net Carbs: 2.8g

Protein: 8.4g


 


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