Delicious Raisin Bread French Toast Recipe

Greetings fellow food enthusiasts! Are you in the mood for an easy, dairy-free, and gluten-free breakfast that is both delicious and good for you? Look no further than this Raisin Bread French Toast for One recipe! This recipe is the perfect solution for those early morning cravings and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. We all know how vital it is to start our day off right with a hearty and healthy breakfast. That’s why we’re here today to bring you one of our all-time favorite French toast recipes that will make your mornings a little brighter.

This classic French toast has been given a twist with cinnamon raisin bread, making it extra tasty and satisfying. You may not even notice it’s gluten-free! The aroma from the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup will tantalize your taste buds and leave your kitchen smelling amazing. The egg mixture seeps into every crevice of the bread, making each layer tender and flavorful.

As a nutritionist cum food blogger, my goal in creating this recipe was to make sure that it is not only delicious but also healthy. Not everyone can tolerate dairy, which is why I have designed this recipe to cater to those who need to avoid it while still giving them the satisfaction of enjoying French toast without milk. This recipe uses soymilk or dairy-free milk such as almond milk or coconut milk as a substitute.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking and enjoy one dairy-free Raisin Bread French Toast recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free)
Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free)

Are you looking for a scrumptious morning treat that is not only delicious but also dairy-free and gluten-free? Then give this Raisin Bread French Toast a try! Trust me, once you taste this luscious and healthy dish, you’d want to savor every last bite.

The cinnamon raisin bread is what sets this recipe apart. When dipped in the egg mixture seasoned with vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, it soaks up all the flavors, which gives each bite a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. The best part? It can be made in under 10 minutes!

But wait, there’s more! Being dairy-free and gluten-free doesn’t mean compromising on taste or nutrition. This recipe calls for almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk – keeping it light and easy on the stomach. Not to mention, incorporating raisins into your breakfast offers some much-needed iron and fiber, which helps boost your energy levels throughout the day.

So if you’re searching for a satisfying breakfast that is free from dairy products and gluten yet bursting with flavor, then give this Raisin Bread French Toast a try – you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 A slice of homemade raisin bread French toast, just for you!
A slice of homemade raisin bread French toast, just for you!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you need for this delicious and easy-to-make Raisin Bread French Toast recipe.


  • 2 slices of Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Dairy-free Milk (such as almond or coconut milk)
  • Pinch of Salt

For the best results, use fresh bread and high-quality eggs. The cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth and depth to this recipe while the vanilla extract gives it a sweet aroma. The dairy-free milk not only makes this French toast recipe lactose-free but also imparts a creamy flavor similar to regular milk. You can also replace the Cinnamon Raisin Bread with your favorite bread variety, such as gluten-free or wheat bread, to experiment with different flavors.

The Recipe How-To

 No need to share with this single serving recipe.
No need to share with this single serving recipe.

Step-by-Step Guide to Make Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free)
What You Will Need

  • 2 slices of raisin bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk such as soymilk, almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, dairy-free milk, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.

  2. Dip one slice of raisin bread into the egg mixture, making sure both sides are fully coated.

  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the dipped slice of bread to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  4. Repeat step 2 and 3 with the second slice of raisin bread.

  5. Once both slices are done, stack them on top of each other and cut them in half diagonally.

  6. Drizzle maple syrup over your French toast and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

  • Using day-old raisin bread will give your French toast better flavor and texture.
  • For a richer flavor, you can use vanilla-flavored dairy-free milk.
  • If your raisin bread is not sweet enough, add a dash of cinnamon and sugar to the egg mixture for extra sweetness.
  • To keep the French toast warm while you’re cooking all the slices, place them on a baking sheet in the oven at 200°F.

By following these instructions and tips closely, you’ll have a deliciously satisfying dairy-free raisin bread French toast breakfast that is perfect for one serving.

Substitutions and Variations

 Enjoy the warm and comforting taste of French toast, without the dairy.
Enjoy the warm and comforting taste of French toast, without the dairy.

As delicious as the Raisin Bread French Toast for One recipe is, sometimes you may need to switch things up a bit. Here are some variations and substitutions guaranteed to make this recipe just as tasty.

– Gluten-Free Variations: If you’re looking for a gluten-free version of this recipe, simply substitute your regular bread with gluten-free bread. Try using cinnamon swirl bread for an added burst of flavor.

– Dairy-Free Milk Options: Instead of soymilk, try using almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy-free option. Both of these options add a nutty flavor that pairs well with the raisin bread.

– Egg-Free Options: If you don’t have eggs on hand, you can still enjoy this French toast by dipping your bread in dairy-free milk like soymilk or almond milk and adding some ground flax seed to bind the ingredients together.

– Maple Syrup Alternatives: If you want to switch things up, try using honey or agave syrup instead of maple syrup. Both of these natural sweeteners add their own unique touch to the recipe.

– Fruit Toppings: Adding fruit toppings like strawberries, bananas, blueberries or even apple slices can take this dish to another level. Sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream can add a pop of red color and enhance sweetness

Whatever variation or substitution you choose, be sure to adjust quantities accordingly so that your French toast comes out perfectly every time.

Serving and Pairing

 Start your morning off right with this healthy and delicious breakfast.
Start your morning off right with this healthy and delicious breakfast.

Congratulations on making your delicious Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free) recipe! Now it’s time to serve and pair it with the perfect accompaniments.

First, let’s talk about serving this scrumptious dish. Since this is a dairy-free recipe, I recommend pairing it with fresh berries, sliced bananas, or even chopped nuts for an added crunch. Arrange these hearty toppings over your toast to make it more visually appealing and nutritious.

For a protein-packed breakfast, a side of crispy bacon or turkey sausages will complement your french toast quite nicely. And if you’re looking for a sweeter-savory combination, top off with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

But that’s not all; if you are hosting a family brunch, I highly suggest preparing a scrumptious bowl of salad – mixed greens with juicy tomatoes and creamy avocadoes would be excellent. Cut some fresh bread as well for everyone to enjoy different choices alongside your Raisin Bread French Toast.

You don’t have to limit this recipe as a breakfast/brunch delicacy; it can also serve as dessert while paired with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Nothing beats the feeling of indulging in something sweet after a scrumptious dinner with friends or family.

In summary, Raisin Bread French Toast is an incredibly adaptable dish that you can pair with anything from fruits to salad and protein for nutrition, depending on your preference. Serve hot or at room temperature, and enjoy every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite of this toast and you'll be transported to a cozy breakfast nook.
One bite of this toast and you’ll be transported to a cozy breakfast nook.

Let’s face it, life can be busy and our mornings even more so. But don’t worry, this raisin bread French toast recipe is perfect for those hectic mornings. You can easily prepare the mixture ahead of time and store it in your refrigerator overnight or even for a few days. This way, all you need to do is dip your slice of bread into the mixture and cook it in a pan for a hot breakfast.

If you’re wondering how to store your leftover French toast without compromising its taste and texture, I have some tips for you. To store any uneaten French toast, let it cool to room temperature first. Then place it in an airtight container or saran wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days. If you’re looking to enjoy your leftover French toast but don’t want to have it cold, simply reheat it for 30 seconds on each side in the microwave or toaster oven.

One great aspect of this recipe is that it’s very easy to make in advance as well as make in larger batches. So if you’re having friends over for brunch or family over for the holidays, you can make a bunch of these delicious dairy-free cinnamon raisin bread French toast without hassle.

In conclusion, with this recipe’s make-ahead and storage options, your mornings won’t be so stressful anymore. Simply mix up the mixture ahead of time at night and you’ll have breakfast ready in minutes come morning-time. Plus, with the storage tips mentioned above, you can also easily save any leftovers without worrying about them losing their flavor or becoming soggy.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Who knew dairy-free could taste this good?
Who knew dairy-free could taste this good?

If you want to achieve the perfect French toast every time, here are some helpful tips:

– Use slightly stale bread: Fresh bread can become too soggy and fall apart when it’s dipped in the egg mixture. Using slightly stale bread helps it maintain its structure and soak up just enough of the egg mixture without getting mushy.

– Let the bread soak: Make sure that each slice of bread is coated evenly with the egg mixture, and leave it to soak for at least 3-5 minutes on each side. This will give the bread enough time to absorb the flavors of the mixture and ensure that it cooks evenly.

– Don’t skimp on cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a warm, spicy flavor to your French toast that pairs perfectly with raisin bread. Make sure you add enough of this key ingredient, to give your French toast an irresistible aroma and flavor.

– Use a non-stick pan or griddle: French toast is notorious for sticking to pans, but using a non-stick surface can help prevent this. If needed, brush a thin layer of oil or non-stick cooking spray onto the pan before cooking.

– Cook over medium heat: Cooking over medium heat allows your French toast to cook through without getting burnt on the outside. If your heat is too high, your toast might cook too quickly on the outside before getting fully cooked in the center.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with perfect and delicious dairy-free raisin bread French toast every time.


As we wrap up this article, you may be wondering about some common questions and concerns. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few FAQs to address any lingering doubts you may have about the recipe. Keep reading to learn more!

What can you substitute for milk in French toast?

If you’re in need of a French toast recipe that doesn’t require dairy milk, there are a few substitutes you can try. For example, light coconut milk is a tasty alternative to traditional milk. However, I understand that you may not have these ingredients readily available.

Why is milk important in French toast?

When making French toast, it’s important to moisten the bread to achieve a soft texture, which is why we use a liquid ingredient. Additionally, we need a binding agent to hold everything together. To make a creamy custard, we rely on the essential elements of whole milk and eggs.

Should French toast have more eggs or milk?

When it comes to making French toast, a good guideline is to use a quarter cup of milk and one egg for every two slices you plan to serve. For an even better flavor, opt for using just the yolks of some or all of the eggs to steer clear of that “scrambled” taste.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this raisin bread French toast recipe for one is a perfect choice for those looking for an easy and tasty breakfast that is also dairy-free and gluten-free. With the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract alongside the sweet raisin bread, this dish is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Plus, with the many variations and substitutions available, including using almond or coconut milk and gluten-free bread options, this recipe can easily be adapted to fit any dietary restrictions or preferences.

But besides being delicious and accommodating to various dietary needs, this recipe is also an excellent option for those looking to eat organic and healthy foods. By selecting high-quality ingredients such as organic eggs, cinnamon raisin bread, and soy milk that are free from chemicals and additives commonly found in processed foods, you can nourish your body with wholesome nutrients while enjoying a delicious meal.

So why not start your day off on a positive note by treating yourself to a warm and fluffy plate of raisin bread French toast? Not only will you be satisfying your hunger but also doing so in a way that aligns with your health-conscious values. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – your taste buds (and body) will thank you!

Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free)

Raisin Bread French Toast for One (Dairy Free) Recipe

I love French Toast and so many of the recipes I've seen are for more then one person. So I came up with this one. If you don't like Nutmeg, use Cinnamon instead. I'm sure it will be just as tasty. I used agave instead of maple syrup because its low on the gylcemic index. You could use an unsweetened seed or nut milk instead of soy if you wish. I noticed that this recipe tastes like raisin bread pudding, another one of my favorites.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 2 slices
Calories 138.8 kcal


  • 2 slices bread (I used sprouted raisin bread)
  • 1/2 cup soymilk (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Toast your raisin bread until the moisture is gone from the bread.
  • While the bread is toasting combine the rest of the ingredients in a shallow dish and mix well to combine.
  • Spray a non stick saute pan with oil and heat it so that it's fairly hot but not smoking.
  • Thoroughly soak the raisin toast in the wet mixture. The idea is to absorb as much of the liquid into the toast as possible.
  • Don't worry if you have extra. You can put it on top of the toast while it's cooking for extra flavor.
  • Cook the two slices of toast until golden on both sides.
  • Top with more agave nectar or maple syrup.
  • Bon Appetit!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 112gCalories: 138.8kcalCarbohydrates: 16.9gProtein: 7gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 271.9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Free Of..., Lactose-free
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