Breakfast Cookie French Toast – Gluten Free

by Marla on August 20, 2011 · 60 comments

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Gluten Free Recipe Breakfast Cookie French Toast with egg

Sometimes we need to show off our quirks. Allow me to welcome the weekend by admitting this: I know Breakfast Cookie French Toast is a little silly. This is one of those funky & delicious things I do often and could not resist sharing with you.

Given the chance I would add an egg to just about everything. From the basic scramble to oatmeal and frittatas, heck even over our salads. This family loves eggs. We love eggs with our eggs…….

Lemon Ricotta and Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies

A lot of you might remember two of my all time favorite Lemon Ricotta Breakfast Cookies and my Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie posts. See those photos above. That’s what they look like before they are dipped in egg…….

Fresh strawberries on Gluten Free French Toast

As a lot of you know by now Stuffed French Toast is my all time favorite breakfast. I prepare it really healthy & it has me bouncing out of bed every morning at 4am. That and a large pot of strong coffee. The slightly toasted, kinda gooey sweet bread (always Ezekiel) smothered in egg tempts me like nothing else. In this case cookies are a fun twist on the bread.

Do not hesitate to serve with fresh fruit and some cream cheese. Or chocolate sauce.

Strawberries on black & white calico fabric

Now friends, even though this breakfast sounds a bit risqué and ridiculously high calorie it is so not if you use one of my breakfast cookie recipes and stick to appropriate portion sizes. I always add a lot of cinnamon, a dash of salt and a whole lot of stevia drops. Vanilla and English Toffee drops are always my favorite. If honey or maple syrup is your thing than go with that. A little bit of sweet granulated crunch is nice too.

Gluten Free Recipe Breakfast Cookie French Toast with egg

So you can tell how excited I am about everything French Toast…yes? That is why I had such a blast experimenting.

 French Toast two ways with egg

Both of those cookies are super porous so they soak up the egg nicely. They fry up really quick in a pan and serve up even better with your favorite bacon. When in a lighter mood I simply spray a non stick pan with cooking spray. For a bit more sustain & flavor I use some butter or unrefined coconut oil to coat the pan.

Gluten Free Recipe Breakfast Cookie French Toast with egg

By the way I am also known to make Muffin French Toast too. Most recently I fried up my gluten free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins the same way. Egg battered bliss…..

Gluten Free Recipe Breakfast Cookie French Toast with egg

Do you have any quirky recipes you would like to share? What is your favorite way to prepare French Toast?

Breakfast Cookie French Toast – Gluten Free

Makes 1 serving, adjust ingredients accordingly



  • 2-3 Breakfast Cookies, make sure they can soak up the egg
  • 2 ounces of Egg Whites or 1 large Egg, whisked with a drop of Milk (plus an extra side of eggs if you want)
  • Cooking Spray, Butter or unrefined Coconut Oil
  • a few strips of your favorite Bacon, cooked and ready to go
  • Vanilla or English Toffee Stevia Drops, pure Maple Syrup or Honey
  • a sprinkle of Sucanat, Stevia Powder or Powdered Sugar
  • a sprinkle of ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  • a pinch of Sea Salt



Heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat with a little cooking spray, butter or unrefined coconut oil. Soak cookies in eggs. Fry up in the pan until each side is slightly browned. Serve with a side of bacon and top with the sweets and spices, a dash of salt and any preferred toppings.

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kelley August 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

Too fun to read your post as I’m drinking a cup of coffee and have some sprouted wheat pancakes on the stove as I type. These look like so much fun and something my kids would go crazy for!


2 Marla August 20, 2011 at 6:45 am

Thanks Kelley, glad you “get” these. Sprouted wheat pancakes sound wonderful my mountain friend. Great hiking or ski food 😉


3 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots August 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

I love eggs and french toast….and cookies, for that matter. The perfect breakfast if you ask me! :-)


4 Jessica @ How Sweet August 20, 2011 at 6:46 am

oh my gosh I LOVE this idea!


5 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 20, 2011 at 6:48 am

I can see I haven’t been eating enough cookies for breakfast. Such a fun idea.


6 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

The sweet (from the cookie) and the savory (from the egg) would definitely rock my world!


7 Marla August 20, 2011 at 7:04 am

Allison, they really rock my world too. Nothing like dripping that sweet cookie into the runny egg.


8 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 20, 2011 at 7:29 am

Those little breakfast cookie french toasts are beautiful and adorable and I want one!

I never make french toast or pancakes…like once a year maybe, tops? And you made it every day?! Impressive! I am more of the pot of coffee girl.

Have a super weekend!


9 Marla August 20, 2011 at 7:30 am

Averie, the pot of coffee is essential. Everything else follow. Bet Skylar would love these :)
Hope you guys have a great weekend too!


10 heather August 20, 2011 at 7:35 am

Oh my gosh, Marla! Stuffed French toast is my favorite too! I will have to try your cookies. They look divine.


11 Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray August 20, 2011 at 7:35 am

LOVE this idea! Looks delicious!


12 Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet August 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

Quirky and silly is kinda awesome!

I used to make breakfast cookies and pop them in the freezer and give them to my kids on those super busy mornings or when they asked for them. I am going to have to check out your recipes.

Thanks for the link love!


13 Diane August 20, 2011 at 7:53 am

Interesting breakfast a really nice change Diane


14 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

this is nothing but pure genius. it sounds SO GOOD!


15 Chris @Nestlefoodie August 20, 2011 at 8:34 am

I love the way you think, Marla! Always so creative…and healthy!


16 Sanjeeta kk August 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

Wow..what a wonderful idea for a summery breakfast treat, Marla! Everything looks so fresh and full of lovely colors.


17 Rosa August 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

What an awesome idea! I love it.




18 Angie August 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

Wow! Apple oatmeal cookie dipped in egg! Delicious. That is my new Sunday morning family breakfast. What a great idea. I will cook up a batch of breakfast cookies and pop them in the freezer. Perfect for busy school mornings. Miss you!


19 Liz August 20, 2011 at 10:46 am

Wow, how very creative! Who could resist this???? Not me :)


20 Bev Weidner August 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

I just gotta say: I freaking LOVE THIS. I nearly went blind looking at the glory.



21 Marla August 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

Oh Bev I always adore your enthusiastic comments!!


22 Joanne August 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

I love putting an egg on top of everything as well…somehow runny yolk just makes everything better! This is such a cute idea!


23 aida mollenkamp August 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

How creative, Marla. I’m sure the kids love having “cookies” for breakfast!


24 Maris(In Good Taste) August 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Fun and different!


25 Brooke @ Food Woolf August 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Cookies for breakfast!? What?! Amazing!

I’m all for granola and yogurt for breakfast (and lunch and dinner)!


26 Kristi Rimkus August 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Love this creative recipe – the cookies with the egg yolk looks absolutely delicious.


27 chinmayie @ love food eat August 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I would LOVE to have cookies for breakfast! Those looks so GOOD!


28 Nikita August 21, 2011 at 4:46 am

That is such a neat idea! I have never thought to make french toast style cookies- I have however made french toast out of banana bread and pumpkin bread. Ever tried that? It’s decadent and divine!


29 Marla August 21, 2011 at 5:15 am

Nikita, I have tried to “French Toast” virtually everything. Yes, my homemade banana & pumpkin bread has been egg battered and fried up too. I could not agree more, out of this world!!


30 Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen August 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

My mouth is watering! What a fantastic fantastic idea!


31 claudia lamascolo August 21, 2011 at 6:40 am

Who wouldnt be delighted with such a creative breakfast like this! Very nicely presented too!


32 Cookin' Canuck August 21, 2011 at 7:21 am

If this is silly, then count me in! This is such a fun idea, Marla. I don’t know many people that can leap out of bed at 4am. You are a woman with amazing energy reserves.


33 Tickled Red August 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

Hellllllooo breakfast cookie!! Will you come be my new infatuation :)


34 Amanda August 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

YOu have no idea how much I needed this… I have been trying to go GF for awhile now… and breakfast is the worst!! I just feel like I cant have any of the foods I REALLY want. Well, this breakfast has EVERYTHING I would want! Thank you!!!


35 Marla August 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Amanda, I have a lot of great gluten free recipes on my blog. Not to mention most are very low fat and free of refined sugars. I hope you find what you are looking for and have great success with your new meal plan.


36 Jeanette August 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

What a fun breakfast idea – who wouldn’t want a cookie for breakfast and french toast at that! Great way to use up extra muffins, quick bread and breakfast cookies.


37 Marla August 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Jeanette, a little bit of everything on one happy plate 😉


38 susan August 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

I just ate two hard boiled egg whites and then read this. Had I read this before doing 3 loads of laundry, prepping food for our weeknight meals, and before the waffles and the pancakes for the kids, this would have been our breakfast this fine Sunday a.m. Well, there is always next Sunday! Yummy idea, Marla!


39 Marla August 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Susan, next time for sure. All you would have needed to do was dip those waffles and pancakes in those egg whites for a super duper, double whammy breakfast!


40 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

really fun idea! Hope you had a good weekend


41 Esi August 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Fun breakfast!


42 Katrina August 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast?! Yum!


43 Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

What an amazing idea! I could eat breakfast at your house any day:-)


44 Marla August 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Come on over Lauren, we would love to have you :)


45 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Marla, what a fun breakfast idea. Cookies for breakfast–who could resist! I think my family would be in board with the idea. :)


46 Taylor Bailey August 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Wow this gluten free french toast goes to any breakfast combination. That’s also perfect for my diet program.


47 Kiran @ August 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Cookies for breakfast? Yum! Send some my way, please? :)


48 Kate@Diethood August 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

Oh my heavens!! That looks divine!


49 Sue August 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

What a unique and fabulous idea! Count me in for having cookies for breakfast! Stunning photos too, Marla!


50 Georgia Pellegrini August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Wow Marla, you’re so creative. I’ve been looking for high protein breakfast foods that are low carb, I love this!


51 Roxana GreenGirl August 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I LOVE eggs and french toast and your look STUNNING!! You’re so creative! How I wish i was your neighbor …


52 Marla August 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Roxana, we would make great neighbors! Lots to eat and sample from each others constant cooking thats for sure :)


53 Nancy@acommunaltable August 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Cookies for breakfast?? Now that is my kind of breakfast!! I’d be dunking mine in the coffee though!!


54 Marla August 23, 2011 at 5:17 am

Nancy, that is a clearly acceptable & wonderful idea!


55 megan @ whatmegansmaking August 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

What a fun and unique idea! Not silly at all :)


56 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I think you and I have similar “quirks” and looks like we are both tea drinkers :)

You would probably love all my different breakfast omelettes and lately I am addicted to eating my omelettes with various dipping sauces.

Right now it’s Taco Omelettes with cucumber avocado dip. SO good…though strange sounding I know.

I will have to give these breakfast cookies a try!!


57 Marla September 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Denise I love odd food pairings. Dipping sauces rule! Your omelets sound awesome. Taco omelets with cucumber avocado dip~love that idea! Have you posted it?


58 kristin September 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

do u do the egg soaking right before u serve them or could u do that ahead of time and keep them in the freezer/fridge and just microwave rt before…????????


59 Marla September 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I would not soak ahead of time ~ they will fall apart :)


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