Adapted from a recipe originally published on: https://www.simplyquinoa.com/berry-french-toast-cups/
Who doesn’t love french toast? It’s custardy in the center, crisp on the edges and always best doused in pure maple syrup. But the only downside of this special breakfast is that someone has to stand at the stove to soak, sear and flip all of the pieces of toast while everyone else gets to dig in.
That’s why I started making french toast cups. You get the same creamy, sweet and toasty textures and flavors of fresh-off-the-skillet French toast, but it’s so much easier. These adorable berry french toast cups are baked in a muffin tin for easy prep, cooking and clean-up.
Our Favorite Gluten-Free Bread
We’ve talked about them many times before, but when it comes to making anything with bread, we always use Little Northern Bakehouse.
We love their entire range of gluten-free baked goods, but their bread is my particular fave. They’re soft and fluffy, while also being allergy-friendly. That’s right, Little Northern Bakehouse bread is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and non-GMO!
For this recipe, I recommended either their:
Really any of their breads will work, but these two are my particular faves!
How to Make Vegan Berry French Toast Cups
Not only is this an easy recipe to prep ahead of time if you’re serving breakfast or brunch for a party, but it’s also fully vegan, gluten-free and can be made nut-free.
Here’s what you need for these french toast muffins:
- Whole grain bread. I use the gluten-free wide slice bread from Little Northern Bakehouse. It’s cut nice and thick, which is perfect for french toast. The fluffy bread can absorb more of the sweet liquid. The result is french toast cups that are crisp on the edges and soft and spongey in the center.
- Almond milk. For nut-free french toast, use oat or soy milk.
- Flax eggs. See how to make flax eggs with my comprehensive guide.
- Maple You can also use honey (if not vegan) or another sweetener of choice.
- I like to use blueberry or raspberry jam, but any fruit will work!
- For a dash of spice and warmth.
- Blueberries and You can use fresh or frozen berries for these muffins. If you can’t find both, you can also use blackberries or chopped strawberries.
Make-Ahead French Toast Recipe Idea
This is a great french toast recipe for meal prep too. You can store berry french toast cups in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. To reheat, pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
You can freeze the muffins for up to three months. To reheat, use a 350°F oven or the microwave until hot.
I like to add a drizzle of pure maple syrup on the hot-out-of-the-oven muffins for extra sweetness. You can also make a simple glaze. For a bit of a kick, use this coffee glaze recipe. Or try this Lime-Coconut Butter Glaze.
- Chop bread into cubes and add to bowl.
- Beat together almond milk, syrup, flax eggs, jam, and cinnamon. Pour over the bread cubes, add the berries and mix together. Fill 12 muffin tins with the cubes all the way to the brim.
- Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes. Remove and serve with maply syrup.
Makes 12 servings.