In the mood for something sweet, indulgent, and yet surprisingly low in carbs? Today, we’re crafting a breakfast (or brunch!) masterpiece that’ll satisfy your cravings without the guilt: Sugar-Free Croissant French Toast. This dish is a game changer for anyone watching their carb intake but still longing for a luxurious morning treat. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make.

Why Go Sugar-Free?

Opting for sugar-free and low-carb options doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. With the right ingredients, you can enjoy all the decadence of traditional recipes while keeping your carb count low. This recipe is perfect for those on a keto diet, managing diabetes, or simply looking to reduce sugar intake without giving up on their favorite foods.

While you might wonder about where to find low carb croissants – let me hook you up! Hero Bread — one of my hand-down favorite low carb bread bakeries – recently introduced low carb (2g net carbs each!) croissants which are delicious, flakey and perfect for this recipe!

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Low Carb, Sugar Free Croissant French Toast

Indulge in a low-carb, sugar-free Croissant French Toast for a guilt-free breakfast or brunch. Perfect for keto, managing diabetes, or cutting sugar while maintaining flavor. With just 2 grams of carbs, enjoy a custard-soaked, delicious morning treat.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 425kcal


  • 6 Low-carb croissants I recommend Hero’s low-carb croissants, cut into quarters
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar substitute I like Swerve
  • 2 tbsp Sugar-free honey substitute I like ChocZero
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top
  • Ground cardamom to sprinkle on top
  • Sugar-free maple syrup for serving


  • Prepare the Sweetener Mixture: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar substitute, and sugar-free honey. Stir until melted and combined. Then, pour this mixture into the bottom of your baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  • Arrange the Croissants: Take your low-carb croissants cut into quarters and arrange them snugly over the sweetener mixture in the baking dish.
  • Mix the Custard: In a small bowl, whisk together the whole milk, heavy cream, eggs, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined. This is your custard mixture.
  • Combine and Chill: Pour the custard mixture evenly over the croissants, ensuring all pieces are soaked. Sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon and cardamom for that extra flavor punch. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least eight hours, or overnight. This step is crucial for allowing the croissants to absorb the custard thoroughly.
  • Bake to Perfection: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the French toast, covered, for about 30-40 minutes. You’re looking for the croissants to turn a lovely golden brown and the custard to become bubbly.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Allow the dish to cool on a rack for a few minutes after baking. Then, drizzle your favorite sugar-free maple syrup over the top for that final touch of sweetness.


@lowcarblolita Sugar-Free, Low Carb Creme Brûlée Croissant French Toast – I used sugar substitutes and low carb croissants to make this decadent, dessert-like French toast that’s perfect for brunch or when you want to serve a special breakfast ✨ 275 calories, 7g protein, 2g carbs per serving #bakingtiktok #desserttiktok #easybaking #easyrecipe #foodtok #cookingvideo #goodfood #foodietiktok #recipesoftiktok #bakedfrenchtoast #sugarfreerecipes #lowcarbrecipes #sugarfreebreakfast #brunchrecipes ♬ original sound – Lolita ✨ 50+ Wellness


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 808IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

The Result:

What you get is a pillowy, custard-soaked croissant French toast that’s as delicious as it is impressive. With only 2 grams of carbs per serving, it’s a treat you can enjoy without the carb count creeping up on you. This recipe proves that with a few smart swaps, you can enjoy all the richness and flavor of your favorite dishes while sticking to your health goals.

So, whether you’re serving up a special breakfast for family or treating yourself on a lazy weekend morning, this sugar-free croissant French toast is sure to delight. Give it a try and see just how indulgent low-carb can be!

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