French toast is a favorite breakfast treat for many people, but it’s not usually a very healthy option… until now! These mini French toast casserole cups are 21 Day Fix approved and super kid friendly! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.
**These Mini French Toast Casserole Cups were originally published on 4/4/15, and I’ve updated it recently with new pictures, a video, and some FAQ’s to help you enjoy the recipe even more**!
Confession: When testing this recipe, I had no more “yellows” left by 10 AM.
I hate that.
But it was all for a good reason. I wanted this recipe to be PERFECT before I posted it.
This Mini French Toast cup recipe was inspired by one of my fellow coaches who requested a “fixed” up casserole that she could enjoy, along with her guests, on Easter. Egg casseroles are pretty easy for fixers, but I kept thinking how great a 21DF French Toast Casserole would be.
And I was soooo right.
This dish cleans up the traditional French Toast casserole by using Ezekiel bread (or your favorite GF bread), which adds protein and whole grains, and also happens to be the perfect texture for French toast!
I also skipped the brown sugar topping and used liquid stevia, fresh fruit, pure maple syrup and cinnamon to give it natural sweetness.
And the best part?
Each cup is only 1/2 YELLOW.
Oh – and you can put it together the night before and bake it right before your guests arrive. That’s one of my favorite parts! I follow the recipe and then stop right before baking. Then, cover the pan tightly and put in the fridge. In the morning, I just take it out of the fridge while I make my coffee and preheat my oven.
It just keeps getting better, right?
You know what? These don’t just have to be for company either! I like to make a batch for grab and go breakfasts all week- the kids love them! Prepping a double batch is perfect too because they freeze amazingly well!
So what are the 21 Day Fix container counts for these French Toast Casserole cups?
½ YELLOW, ¼ RED, ¼ PURPLE per cup
How many WW Freestyle points are these cups?
Only 1 point per cup! Woohoo!
What kinds of toppings can I use?
Use your favorite kind of fruit and nut! My favorite combination is berries and almonds but feel free to use whatever you have! Sub out the almonds for walnuts or pecans- so many options!
You listed almonds in the recipe, but I don’t see them in the container counts. Why not?
Yes- you are correct! The almonds are just for a little texture and crunch. I only used a small handful over the whole batch, so I didn’t count them. Feel free to count some of your blue though!
What kinds of bread can I use?
Ezekiel bread (found in the freezer section at the grocery store) works really well for French toast. If you are gluten free, my favorite brand for these cups is Canyon Bakehouse. Make sure to look for a bread that has protein, and, of course, has whole grains!
If I don’t have/like stevia what can I sub?
Maple syrup or honey are great alternatives. I would add 2 Tablespoons to the egg mixture, in place of the stevia, and then count an additional 1/2 sweetener tsp per French toast cup (for a total of 1 sweetener tsp). PS – if you are looking for a great brand of stevia with little aftertaste, I love SweetLeaf Stevia!
How should I store these Mini French Toast Casserole Cups? Are they freezable?
You should keep these muffins in your refrigerator and eat within 3-5 days. If you want to keep them longer, they freeze very well! I like to thaw overnight in the fridge and warm in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.
What is a sweetener teaspoon that you have in the recipe card?
While on the 21 Day Fix/Ultimate Portion Fix Autumn gives us clear rules about what we can use our teaspoons on- oils, nut butters, mayo, and butter. BUT in the “tea and coffee bar” section of the program materials, Autumn says you can have 1-2 tsp of things like maple syrup or honey in 1-2 cups of coffee per day.
She does not, however, count these sweeteners in her recipes. I have begun to note it in my newer recipes because I think it’s important to keep in mind. While there’s a little bit of gray area here, I am hoping this provides some clarification. So, since I only use the tiniest bit of sweetener in my coffee each morning, I’m comfortable using some of the “leftover” sweetener teaspoons throughout my day.
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Mini French Toast Casserole Cups
- 6 eggs
- 6 slices gluten free or whole grain bread cubed
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 10 drops liquid stevia or sub additional 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup for drizzling on top
- 3 cup fresh fruit anything goes, but berries are a personal favorite!
- Sliced almonds optional
- Cooking spray or coconut oil
- Preheat your oven to 350, or skip this step if you are assembling this the night before.
- Beat eggs and add almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and stevia. Mix well.
- Spray a cupcake tin well with cooking spray, or grease with coconut oil.
- Evenly distribute cubes of bread into tins, then add in your fruit between layers of bread.
- Pour egg mixture evenly into each of the "muffins" making sure all of the bread gets covered. Squish it around if necessary (don't you love my fancy cooking terms?).
- Before baking, I added a small amount of sliced almonds (crushed up) to the top of the mini FTs, as well as some more cinnamon. Then I drizzled 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup evenly over each one. You could also add a small pat of coconut oil.
- This would be fine sitting overnight in the fridge. Go to bed!
- Cook muffins on 350 for 25-30 mins and enjoy warm! If you add more maple syrup after baking, be sure to count it!
What would this recipe count for 2B mindset? Protein or FFC or both?
I would say FFC as long as you use a bread that contains good fiber!
Stephanie M says
So amazing, as usual with your recipes!
Thank you, Stephanie!
I’m confused by the amount of maple syrup listed. I won’t be using stevia. So would I use 2T or 4T of maple syrup?
Thank you for asking – I just made some adjustments to the wording to hopefully make it a little more clear.
Since you will not be using stevia, you will use 2T maple syrup in the egg mixture, and an additional 2T drizzled over the tops of the cups. I hope that helps!
I am new to your site and excited about all the WW friendly recipes. I would like to know if I can use frozen fruit and if yes would you defrost it first?
Yay so glad you’re here! Frozen fruit will work just fine and you do not have to defrost first!
I’m allergic to Almonds. Could I substitute coconut milk or what would you suggest for the 21 day fix?
Yes! That would work great – or even skim milk!
Great, thanks! Will that change the container amounts?
Hey! Do you have to nutrition facts? Thank you!
I’m sorry – I haven’t added nutrition facts because I find the information to be very unreliable! If I really need it, I use myfitnesspal.com
Shannon Young says
Just made these and the looked and smelled amazing coming out of the oven. I let them sit for about an hour in the muffin pan to cook then put them in the fridge in Tupperware to keep but they seemed to be very soggy after I did that. Should I have let them cool off more before putting them in the fridge?
Do you have a cooling rack? Maybe allow them to cool on one of those next time…and yes, you can leave them out for a few hours before putting them in the fridge until they are completely cooled down! I am sure they will still taste yummy!
Katie Mann says
I need to watch my cholesterol intake, can I substitute a few egg whites for full eggs? Do you know how many?
I haven’t tried, but I think it would be fine! I would double the eggs and use 12 egg whites or that equivalent.
This is a lifesaver for someone that loves all breakfast comfort foods! Your blog has been a lifesaver with finding easy recipes and quick ones that can be done in the pressure cooker – with 3 very busy kids ages 8 and younger, your recipes are a blessing! These were a hit this morning, and I made your cauliflower “hamburger helper” last night which was a huge hit, too – when they first looked at it I got the snears but once I told them it was cauliflower (which they love) they gave it a try and asked for seconds, mom win!!! Even my hubby told me next time I need to double it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Whoa – I love that your kids are cauliflower fans!! I am SO thrilled that these recipes are helping you – thank you so much for the great comment and review, you made my day!
Alexis Blazer says
I just made these; the house smells AMAZING and they taste INCREDIBLE!!! On the 21 Day Fix plan you can have 4 of these puppies, however I only ate 3 and I’m full. These were a HUGE hit with everyone. I will definitely be making these a lot, especially when I have guests!!
I’m so happy you enjoyed this, too! These have a special place in my heart…thanks SO much for your sweet note and for taking the time (once again!). You are the best!
Whitney Standlea says
If you do not use almonds, is the cup count listed stilk the same?
What color and containers would this be for?
1 muffin is only 1/2 YELLOW, 1/4 RED, 1/4 PURPLE!
I’m pretty sure syrup is not 21 Day Fix approved. If it is, I can’t seem to find it in the book anywhere.
Pure maple syrup or honey are allowed on the fix up to once a day in small quantities.
Just wondering how much maple syrup you are drizzling before baking? I don’t see it listed in the recipe? Thanks!
Hi! Just a little bit – I maybe used a tablespoon or two for the whole tray of muffins. Hope that helps!
I”m confused, are these mini muffins or regular muffins?
Regular muffins cups
Girl – these are the bomb! I don’t use stevia so I subbed a tiny bit of agave in the mix & then drizzled on top. This is such a nice change from egg muffins.
YEAH!! SO happy you liked them!! And agave? YUM!!
my kids are not fans of Ezekiel bread. could i use rudi’s?? which one would be the best fit??
Sure! You could use anything – even the cinnamon raisin! YUM!
thank you for your quick response!!
How many muffins does this make?
Do you think these can be frozen and then reheated?
Hi! I do think so, but haven’t tried it. But eggs and Ezekiel bread both freeze well, so I really think they will be fine!
Could you keep them do you think for having over a few days?
Yes! They stay great in the fridge…and then they can be warmed if you like them that way!
Made these tonight…can’t wait to have them in the a.m.!
Yay!!!!!!! I hope you guys like them!!!!!!
Wow, they look amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!