Sometimes we just need to treat ourselves. Whether you’re looking for an over-the-top breakfast treat or a new twist on brunch, Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon French Toast is a decadent way to start your day.
I would like to think had Elvis been alive this would’ve been his favorite sandwich. It’s the ultimate combination of sweet and savory, and completely ooey and gooey.
Skip going out for brunch and dive into this fully loaded Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon French Toast. Stacked to the sky, this gloriously sumptuous treat is such a fun way to give your traditional French toast a makeover.
Is there anything better than peanut butter? Whether it’s straight from the jar with a spoon or cascading its way down a crispy yet soft piece of French toast, it’s a universal comfort food unto its own.
This towering celebration of sweet and savory is a mashup of French toast and your favorite grilled peanut butter sandwich. It gets a double dose of salty, savory pork from both the bacon and also Pork Panko. The sandwich is dipped in the cinnamon laced custard base before being encrusted in the Pork Panko.
I love incorporating Pork Panko into both sweet and savory dishes. It’s made from only two simple ingredients, pork skin and rock salt. This Gluten Free breading alternative is an even 1 to 1 swap for traditional breadcrumbs. In addition it also has a higher heat tolerance.
Stacking Up Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon French Toast
While this spectacular French toast creation might look involved, if you can make a peanut butter sandwich, you can whip this up and impress your friends and family. Whether you serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or my favorite breakfast for dinner, it’s sure to be a hit.
- Add your Pork Panko, cinnamon, and sugar to a blender and blend until the Pork Panko is a sandy fine crumb. Pour into a bowl.
- In a separate shallow bowl whisk together your egg, Dairy Free milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Build your sandwiches. Spread peanut butter on both slices of the Gluten Free bread. Add the bacon, and combine them.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add your Dairy Free butter to melt.
- Dip the sandwich into the custard mix, and then dip the sandwich into the Pork Panko. Make sure both sides of your Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon French Toast are thoroughly coated in the panko.
- Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
- Places the sandwiches into the hot pan, careful not to crowd. You can do this in batches or use two pans if you like.
- Allow the first side to brown 3-4 minutes before flipping. Cook the second side 3-4 minutes.
- Don’t forget that drizzle of syrup at the end! This is brunch after all.
How to Make this Recipe Nut Free
With so many allergens and food sensitivities, I am always looking for ways to make my recipes accessible to everyone. If you or one of your friends or family have a tree nut allergy, the peanut butter in this recipe can be replaced with sunflower seed butter.
In addition to providing its own unique flavor that is a great swap for peanut butter, sunflower seed butter also offers up additional nutrients. It’s rich in protein, vitamin E, fiber, zinc, and iron.
Are you looking for more Pork Panko ideas? Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Pork Panko Chicken Tinga Tacos. Now let’s do brunch!
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon French Toast
- 1 Blender
- 2 shallow bowls
- 1 Large skillet
- 8 slices Gluten Free bread
- 1 cup Pork Panko
- 1 egg
- 1 cup Dairy Free milk
- 4 tbsp sugar, divided
- 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 lbs bacon, cooked
- 4 tbsp Dairy Free butter
- maple syrup for serving
- Add your Pork Panko, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp sugar to a blender. Blend until the Pork Panko is a fine, sandy crumb. Pour into a shallow bowl.
- In a seperate shallow bowl whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and remaining sugar and cinnamon.
- Take two slices of bread. Spread peanut butter on either side. Top one side with bacon and sandwich together. Repeat with the remaining bread to make 4 sandwiches.
- Dip both sides of the sandwich into the egg mixture. Dip both sides of the sandwich into the Pork Panko, making sure it's fully encruted.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the butter. Once the butter is melted and the skillet is hot add your sandwiches, careful not to crowd. You can cook thenm in batches.
- Allow them to brown 3-4 minutes on the first side before flipping them and cooking them another 3-4 minutes.
- Top with maple syrup.