Gluten-free French toast with blood orange syrup

Gluten Free

4 Servings, 1 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

While this gluten-free version of classic French toast could be made with any type of orange, we love the color and intense flavor that blood oranges bring.


  • 2 blood oranges
  • ¼ cup
  • plus 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 12 slices gluten-free sandwich bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup hemp milk
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil



Make the syrup

  • Zest and juice the oranges.
In a sauce pot over high heat, combine 2 tablespoons water, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, and half the blood orange zest and all but 2 tablespoons of the blood orange juice. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer, and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid has reduced to a syrup, 8 to 10 minutes.


Make the French toast

  • Cut the bread into ½-inch-thick slices.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, the remaining blood orange zest, 2 tablespoons blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon of the coconut sugar, salt, and vanilla. Soak 2 to 3 slices of bread at a time in the egg mixture.
In a frying pan over medium-high heat, warm ¼ cup coconut oil until hot but not smoking. Add the bread and cook until well browned and the egg is set, 2 to 3 minutes per side.



Transfer the French toast to individual plates and serve with blood orange syrup.

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