Here are some quick tips for modifying your own favorites for a reduced-carb or -sugar diet:
- When in doubt, make it from scratch to control for ingredients. You won’t always be able to rely on pre-packaged goods for your recipes.
- Research your sweetener options. There are so many sugar alternatives out there and they all behave a little differently. Crystalline sweeteners like erythritol or xylitol work best in caramelized toppings like this one.
- Buy a few different alternative flours, like nut meals, coconut flour and flax seed meal. They all bake very differently than wheat flour but are both delicious and nutritious. You can often get even better results by combining them in recipes.
Overnight French Toast – Carb Smart, Sugar Smart, Gluten Free, Grain Free
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup erythritol sweetener (I used Swerve Sweetener)
2 teaspoons molasses
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 recipe Carb Smart, Gluten-Free Almond Flour Pan Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes and dried in the oven at 200°F for 2 to 3 hours
Spray an 11x7 glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix butter, molasses and erythritol sweetener together and spread evenly over the bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if using.