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Healthy Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

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Discover the magic ingredient in this Healthy Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker French Toast recipe. It allows you to make this French toast recipe with no milk, no egg, and just a few simple ingredients.

Now, you can enjoy a guilt-free breakfast even on busy mornings. Set it, forget it, and savor every bite.

Keep reading for the best crock pot French toast recipe.

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Did you ever think you would find a French toast recipe with no milk? How about a French toast recipe with no egg? You have found one now, and you’ve gotta try this easy banana French toast recipe!

It’s got all the flavors of traditional French toast—cinnamon, vanilla, the works. It’s perfect for lazy weekends when you want a delicious breakfast with minimal effort. Just top it with your favorite toppings, like fresh fruit or warm maple syrup, grab a hot cup of coffee, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, perfect breakfast. 

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Reader Review of this Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe 

“This is a great recipe! It’s like a bread pudding and the whole family loved it!” – Anne


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Before losing 125 pounds, I would buy sad frozen French toast at the grocery store and drench it in maple-flavored corn syrup. 

Now that I have lost weight and “Intentionally Eat,” I know that frozen French toast and French toast sticks are loaded with ingredients like DATEM, preservatives like monoglycerides, saturated fat, and bioengineered ingredients.

Instead, I make this crockpot french toast casserole recipe and enjoy it with fresh berries. It’s not just for Sunday brunch or Christmas morning; this is a great way to start any day.

I also enjoy starting my day with oatmeal.

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Why this is the best Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

  • Convenience: This healthy slow cooker French toast casserole offers ultimate convenience for busy mornings or lazy weekends. With minimal effort required, you can set it up in the slow cooker and let it do all the work while you go about your day.
  • Healthier Option: Unlike traditional French toast recipes that may be loaded with whole milk, eggs, butter, sugar, and even cream cheese, this banana french toast recipe uses simple ingredients like almond milk, maple syrup, and bananas, making it dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and healthy. It’s the perfect way to indulge without compromising your health.
  • Customization: This breakfast casserole recipe is highly versatile and allows endless customization. You can tailor it to your taste by adding your favorite fruits, nuts, or spices. Plus, it’s suitable for various dietary preferences, including vegan and dairy-free diets, making it a crowd-pleaser for everyone to enjoy.

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Ingredients for this Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe 

The magic begins with ripe bananas. They are the secret ingredient that will make this eggless French toast.

The full recipe card includes ingredient amounts, cooking times, full step-by-step instructions, and nutritional information, which can be found below. To whip up this easy recipe, you’ll need:

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  • Bananas – make sure they are ripe.
  • Almond milk—You can use any plant-based milk, such as coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
  • Salt – just a pinch to bring out the sweetness.
  • Cornstarch – you can sub arrowroot powder.
  • Maple Syrup: Choose pure maple syrup instead of pancake syrup, and you’ll definitely notice the difference.
  • Pure vanilla extract – get the best your budget will allow.
  • Cinnamon – get the best your budget will allow.
  • Nutmeg – grate your own for the ultimate flavor.
  • Ginger – a pinch of ground ginger gives this french toast a little zing.
  • Bread Cubes – You can use French bread, Italian bread, or gluten-free bread – remember you want to use slightly stale bread!
  • Optional – Fresh bits of apple, dried fruits like cherries, cranberries, raisins, or chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts. 
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How to make this Banana French Toast Recipe

You can follow this step-by-step guide to make this easy breakfast.

  • Begin by creating the dairy-free milk mixture. In a small bowl, use a handheld electric mixer to beat all the ingredients except for the bread and optional ingredients. If you have a high-speed blender, you can blend the liquid mixture. 
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Ingredients for slow cooker french toast
  • Chop the stale, dry bread into bread cubes and add the bread pieces to a 6-8 quart crockpot. Be sure to use a greased crockpot or a slow cooker insert; otherwise, the toast will stick. 
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Stale bread pieces for slow cooker french toast
  • Pour the banana mixture over the top of the bread mixture and gently mix until it’s all coated.
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Pour banana liquid mixture
  • You can top the soaked bread with your choice of optional dried or fresh fruit ingredients. If desired, do not place the nuts in the crockpot yet.
  • Place a dishtowel over the slow cooker and then the lid to avoid a soggy French toast casserole.
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Place dish towel under lid
  • Cook on low for 4-4.5 hours.
  • Thirty minutes before it’s finished cooking, add the nuts to the slow cooker to heat.

Tips: This slow cooker french toast casserole is best after cooking for 4-4.5 hours on low. If you prefer French toast soft and fluffy, cook for 3.5-4 hours. If you prefer it a bit more dense, cook for 4.5-5 hours.


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What to serve with this Healthy French Toast Recipe

You have plenty of options to serve with healthy cinnamon maple slow cooker French toast! Here are a few ideas:

  • Yogurt: Pair the French toast with a dollop of dairy-free yogurt for added creaminess and protein. Choose unsweetened yogurt or lightly sweetened varieties to keep the meal healthy.
  • Maple Syrup: For a touch of sweetness, drizzle a small amount of pure maple syrup over the French toast. Opt for pure maple syrup rather than pancake syrup, which often contains added sugars and artificial flavors.
  • Seeds: Sprinkle seeds such as hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, or chia seeds over the French toast for added crunch and nutrition. Toast the seeds lightly for extra flavor.
  • Coconut Whipped Cream: Top the French toast with a dollop of homemade or store-bought coconut whipped cream for a decadent finishing touch. Look for unsweetened coconut whipped cream to keep the dish healthier.
  • Warm Compote: Serve the French toast with a warm fruit compote made from simmering fresh or frozen fruit with a splash of water and a hint of sweetener until thickened. Try combinations like mixed berries, peaches, or apples with cinnamon.
  • Mixed Greens Salad: Balance out the sweetness of the French toast with a simple mixed greens salad dressed with a light vinaigrette. The freshness and acidity of the salad contrast nicely with the richness of the French toast.
  • Tofu Scramble: Up the protein and serve your french toast with a side of tofu scramble.
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FAQ’s

How to make bread stale for French toast?

To make bread stale for French toast, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Air Drying: Simply leave the bread slices out on a wire rack or countertop in a dry area for a few hours or overnight. This allows the bread to gradually lose moisture and become stale.
  • Toaster or Oven: If you need to speed up the process, you can place the bread slices in a toaster or oven and lightly toast them on a low setting. Be careful not to brown or crisp the bread too much; you only want to remove some moisture to help it stale faster.
  • Paper Bag: Place the bread slices in a paper bag and fold the top over to loosely seal it. Leave the bag at room temperature for several hours or overnight. The paper bag helps absorb moisture from the bread, encouraging it to become stale.
  • Freezer: Alternatively, you can place the bread slices in a freezer bag and freeze them for a few hours or overnight. When you thaw the bread, it will have a slightly stale texture, perfect for French toast. Be sure to thaw the bread because you do not want to use frozen bread for this recipe. 

Regardless of the method you choose, be sure not to let the bread become moldy or too hard during the staling process. Once the bread is slightly dry and firm to the touch, it’s ready to use for French toast.


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How to reheat French Toast

To reheat slow cooker French toast, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Transfer the French toast to a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bread pieces and how cold they are.
  • Microwave: Place the French toast slices on a microwave-safe plate. Cover the plate with a damp paper towel to prevent the French toast from drying out. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until heated through. Keep an eye on the French toast to avoid overcooking.
  • Once reheated, serve the French toast with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

How to store this Banana French Toast Recipe

To store this slow cooker French toast recipe:

  • Cooling: Allow the French toast to cool completely before storing it. This helps prevent condensation and sogginess.
  • Container: Transfer the French toast to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. 
  • Refrigeration: Store the container of French toast in the refrigerator. It can typically be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: If you want to store the French toast for longer, you can freeze it. Place the pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the pieces to a freezer-safe bag or container. Label the container with the date and store it in the freezer for 1-2 months.
  • Reheating: To reheat the French toast, you can use the oven, skillet, or microwave method listed above. Follow the reheating instructions provided earlier based on your preferred method.

By following these steps, you can store this healthy banana French toast recipe safely and enjoy it for several days, whether you reheat it for breakfast or enjoy it as a snack or dessert.

For more information regarding proper food storage go to https://www.foodsafety.gov/


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Healthy Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

Discover the magic ingredient in this Healthy Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker French Toast recipe. It allows you to make this French toast recipe with no milk, no egg, and just a few simple ingredients. Now you can enjoy a guilt-free breakfast even on busy mornings. Set it, forget it, and savor every bite. Keep reading for the best crock pot french toast recipe…
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword banana french toast recipe, french toast recipe without egg, healthy french toast, slow cooker french toast recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 7 slices bread, stale and torn into large chunks or 1 large loaf
  • 2 bananas, ripe
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, use a handheld electric mixer to beat all the ingredients except for the bread and optional ingredients. If you have a high speed blender you could blend the liquid mixture.
  • Grease or line slow cooker. Add stale bread pieces to it.
  • Pour the banana mixture over the top of the bread mixture and gently mix until it’s all coated.
  • If using, add optional ingredients, except nuts. Save those for later.
  • Place a dishtowel over the slow cooker and then the lid to avoid a soggy French toast casserole.
  • Cook on low for 4 – 4.5 hours.
  • Thirty minutes before it's finished cooking, add the nuts to the slow cooker to heat.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 2g

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  1. I love cinnamon french toast so it’s really interesting to see a slightly better version of it. I need to give this a try x

  2. This Healthy Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker French Toast is a game-changer. With no milk or eggs, it’s perfect for busy mornings and even better, the whole family loves it! Can’t wait to try it out.

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