Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free

Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

Do you ever feel restless?

I’ve been working through some restlessness lately. I think part of it is the weird March weather fluctuating between December-like winter blizzards and spring warmth trying it’s hardest to break through the cold. I’m certain that all of us here in Alberta are eager for winter to come to an end.

But this restlessness is more than just the weather. Since returning home on such a high from my trip to San Francisco last month to having nothing pressing in my work schedule, I’ve felt a little aimless. I’ve realized that when I don’t have deadlines to be met and tasks to be done, I can lose inspiration. As much as I crave rest and slowing down, I think I’ve become so used to feeling overwhelmed in my career that when I’m not, I feel restless.


Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

It’s like God to bring the right person into my life to say something to me in these times that resonates, and when my sister Sarah was over the other day for a visit she shared with me a quote from Lysa TerKeurst:

 “If I really want an unrushed life, I must underwhelm my schedule so God has room to overwhelm my soul”. 

It struck a chord. How often do I really leave room for my soul to be overwhelmed?

I know that when I have that breathing room, that time to sit and listen, God brings peace, wisdom, inspiration, and settles my restlessness. So, as much as my natural inclination is to strive to fill my schedule and my days in this rare time of unbusy, I am choosing to simply trust, wait, and be overwhelmed…in a different way. 


Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

Which brings me to my lazy french toast. 

What does french toast have to do with God and an underwhelmed schedule?

This recipe is not the result of striving, toil, or hard-work in the kitchen. It’s what you make when you’re in one of those lazy, relaxed moods, with no pressure to make a fuss. It’s not complicated, stressful, or forced. Just one of those easy, Saturday morning, messy-hair, stay-in-your-pyjamas, let-go-of-the-weeks-worries recipes.

It’s kind of filled with grace. No perfection required, come as you are, sit down, and eat your lazy french toast. It’s exactly how I feel when I sit down, with my underwhelmed schedule, and let God overwhelm my soul.

Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

Does your schedule need some “underwhelming”? I often wonder why we have such a hard time being unhurried, unrushed, and unscheduled in our culture. Maybe much of it is simply purposeful distraction to keep us from sitting quietly and having uncomfortable feelings or issues come to the surface that are begging to be dealt with…

Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

Well, this post got deep really fast. I’ll lighten things up a little and go back to the recipe. Lazy French Toast, my friends, you must try it. It’s simple, warm, and flavourful, perfectly sweet, and made with only 5 main ingredients. It’s gluten and dairy free, and makes a perfect blank slate for all the healthy toppings your heart desires.

Exactly the recipe to add to a perfectly and blissfully underwhelmed schedule…

Lazy 5-Minute French Toast
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Serves: 1-2
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 slices gluten-free cinnamon raisin toast (any brand, I love Little Northern Bakehouse or Udi's)
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Organic grass-fed butter or vegan butter
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Sliced Banana
  • Fresh Berries
  • Coconut Yogurt
  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
  2. Transfer egg mixture to a wide shallow bowl.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grease lightly with coconut oil or butter.
  4. Dredge 1 slice of bread into the egg mixture and flip back and forth to make sure each side is coated with the egg mixture and is slightly soaking into the bread.
  5. Add the bread slice to the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side until just lightly browned.
  6. Repeat the process for each slice of bread (you should use up all of the egg mixture with the 4 slices of bread).
  7. Stack the french toast slices, layering with sliced banana, top with a dollop of butter or vegan butter and berries, and then drizzle with pure maple syrup.
  8. Enjoy!

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • What the heck – how did I just find your blog?! I just made this for breakfast and it is such an easy and versatile breakfast! I was able to double the recipe and use half my bread and half normal wheat bread for hubs and we both loved it!

    Also, such a refreshing read. This has been something the Lord has been walking me through lately, too. I also can’t express enough how much appreciation I have for you talking about every aspect of your life, including your faith – on your blog!

    Ahhh…so blessed to have found your site!
    Thanks for sharing your life!

    • Hi Kenzie,

      Thank you so much for the kind words!! I’m happy to hear that a) you loved the recipe, and your hubby too, and b) what I wrote about resonated with you! It’s amazing how God works and I believe I’m often led to write about things that he’s speaking to me, not just for me, but because someone else needs to hear/read it too! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • French toast is my favorite indulgent bread-based breakfast! It’s so easy to make, even easier than pancakes and waffles! I find vegan French toast SUPER simple to create. But this French toast recipe looks superb! So beautiful and comforting!

  • I loved EVERYTHING about this post!! I have totally been going through the need to let God overwhelm my soul and it’s a amazing how His grace can speak to me when I take advantage of some quiet time and really sit with Him.

    • Thank you Allison! It’s so true – that quiet time is sooo important and I’m always reminded of how much it helps me in so many ways when I find that time!

  • Thank you for the serious heaviness the wonderful recipe the truth from your heart and the awareness that GOD does brings me to having my soul overwhelmed
    Hope for my busy schedule to slow