There’s nothing better than waking up to a delicious smell coming out of your kitchen. It doesn’t happen to me too often. Most mornings I have a smoothie for breakfast. I save savory breakfast for eating out. I know my weaknesses and breakfast is one of them. I’m good at making…scrambled eggs. French toast used to be one of my favorite breakfast foods but I stopped eating it a few years ago when I adopted a paleo lifestyle. I’m no longer strict paleo but I don’t still eat much bread. So little that last year my husband sat me down and requested that I start buying rye bread. He wanted rye toast for breakfast. So now I have rye bread in my house. I’ll eat it is sometimes but I tend to skew towards a gluten-free lifestyle as well. I had been searching for new gluten-free bread when I came across New Grains Gluten-Free Bakery on Instagram. While I have made french toast in the slow cooker before, this was my first time with any sort of gluten-free bread.
I thought I’d jazz mine up with fresh blueberries and banana. I intended on using 1 banana but I got a little wild and chopped up two.
Normally slow cooker french toast uses a day-old harder bread like a baguette or a challah. This was my first time using a normal bread. This gluten-free bread from New Grains is extra soft to I left it out for a couple of days so it would stale up a but. Even then, I found it to be softer than what I am used to using. I intended only including 1 banana but I went a little crazy and use two. You add or substitute pretty much any fruit you want to use like strawberries or even chocolate chips.
- ½ loaf of bread (I used New Grains Gluten-Free Bakery bread)
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Grease slow cooker generously with cooking spray.
- Layer bread, bananas and blueberries in the bottom of slow cooker.
- Whisk together eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, honey and vanilla.
- Pour mixture over bread making sure all pieces get wet.
- Cook LOW 7-8 hours.
This will look like a fluffy bread pudding-souffle. To brown the top of the bread, remove the lid about 15 minutes before serving. You can serve this with you favorite syrup or depending on what fruit you use, you might not need syrup as all. For example if you use really ripe bananas it might make this sweet enough. Or you add an additional teaspoon or so of honey to the egg/almond milk mixture.