Seriously. These, zero carb mock French toast squares will be a lifesaver! Especially if your child is recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. Saving you from a very hungry kid that shouldn’t eat carbs at bedtime.
Sidebar. [if you want to understand why the response “just dose for it” when you are newly diagnosed is not helpful when it comes to the “no carbs between meals” rule, read here]
These zero carb mock French toast squares were amazing for the late night hunger that comes with a post Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. I used to let my son sit in the bed at like 9:00 pm and eat these, he was that hungry. And, beef sticks and jello just weren’t cuttin’ it anymore.
If your Type 1 is burned out on the no carb foods you turn to too, then read on because I’ve got a resource for you at the end!
Type 1 Friendly Zero Carb French Toast
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE:
So let’s talk about the syrup for a second. Of course, it must be Sugar Free. Which isn’t actually carb free. You’ll get numbers down in your head, start to know the carb counts for alllllllll kinds of food, LOL.
But, for us and the brand we use; it is 5g total carbs for 2 Tablespoons. Which, ok… uncovered (meaning, no insulin for the 5g) isn’t horrible, especially at bedtime. BUT. Essentially the “fake” sugar in Sugar Free, may cause blood glucose spikes.
Something to watch/diagnosis if you notice high spikes after eating them with syrup.
You an also add 1/2 tsp of maple extract to the batter and possibly forgo topping them with syrup. Just because because maple extract is STRONG and can take over in a bad way fast!
This recipe uses one of those “all edges” brownie pans. Or, I guess you call them a Brownie Bar Pan or a mini brownie pan.
Zero Carb French Toast
- All-Edges Brownie Pan
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese at room temperature
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Set cream cheese on counter to soften. It must be room temperature! But do not leave out for more than 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease muffin tin. The "All Edges" brownie pan works VERY WELL.
- Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides and blend again. Pour into pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes and remove.
- If you are eating them right away, enjoy! Top with butter and sugar-free syrup.
Need some more no or super low carb snack ideas? I know I can never have enough ideas! I’ve put together a checklist of some of my son’s ultimate favorites so far.
What do y’all snack on? I’d love to hear from you!! Send me an email with what your Type 1 is snacking on and..at the moment, loving!
My 7 year old daughter was just diagnosed right before Christmas. this recipe is a life saver but i do have one question. all the cream cheeses i find contain carbohydrates, is that ok? it may be a silly question but i am just figuring it all out. thanks
Hi Colleen. Great question! As it pertains to this recipe, 1 block of cream cheese (depending on brand) is roughly 1-2g carbs / 2 Tbps (1 oz). There are 8 servings in a block of cream cheese. 1-2g carbs x 8 servings = 8 or 16g carbs for the whole block. Divided by the number of servings the recipe makes (12), leaves the lower end of carbs/serving just under 1 carb, or up to 1.3g per French Toast Square. Not sure that 1.3g or even up to 3-5g free carbs will make that big of a difference in BG, especially when it is paired with all the protein in this recipe. Hope this helps! Shannon
I’m on the Keto Diet and have been since September last year. Definitely don’t know what you are going through, but I empathize the struggle ot must be. I never used to look at a nutrition label on anything that I ate or fed my kids. That, I truly regret. But since improving mine and my husband’s nutrition, have been improving my 9 and 10 year old’s as well. And it’s with recipes like yours, they can have ‘sweet treats’, and I don’t have to feel guilty giving it to them. So, LONG story shortened, lol, a big Thank you!
And I wish you and ur family well!
Hi Loretta! Thank you for your comment. I wish y’all well also
Hi, my son was just diagnosed three days ago and yesterday we our first full day at home where reality set in. To t now because his blood sugar is so high, he always feels so hungry. I would love to make these but want to be sure I have to correct portions so they match the numbers you gave as nutrition info.
I looked up the brownie pans and only saw 18 square pans? In the comment above, you said it makes 12 servings. At the beginning of the recipe it says 6 servings. So does your pan make 12, and then a serving is 2 squares? Does that match the nutritional info?
Thank you so much, I am saving your site to reference as I’m learning more and more about type 1.
Hi Kristin. The pan should be for 12, that is how much the recipe makes. 2 each serving.