Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  450
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  65 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  390 mg
  • Potassium  221 mg
  • Phosphorus  111 mg
  • Calcium  86 mg
  • Fiber  .8 g

Baked French Toast Custard

DaVita dietitian Susan’s Baked French Toast Custard is a favorite at her DaVita dialysis center and will surely please the whole family.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Susan from New York.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 slice of toast


  • 4 slices Italian bread. sliced 1/2” thick
  • 4 cups  rice milk, non-enriched
  • 2 cups liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • powdered sugar or non-calorie sweetener, optional


    1. Coat bottom and sides of a 9” x 13” baking pan with margarine or nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Arrange slices of bread in a layer on bottom of pan.
    3. Beat non-enriched rice milk, egg substitute, melted margarine, sugar, almond extract and cinnamon together in a bowl and pour over bread slices.
    4. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
    5. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    6. Place pan in oven and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
    7. Serve warm.
    8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or non-calorie sweetener, if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 fat
  • 2-1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Plain or flavored nondairy creamer may be used instead or rice milk. Susan says her patients and teammates prefer coconut cream flavor.
  • Vanilla or coconut extract may be used in place of almond extract.
  • For diabetics use Splenda® granular sweetener instead of sugar to reduce carbohydrate to 44 grams and calories to 364 per serving or serve a half portion.
  • Liquid egg substitute is recommended. If eggs are used instead, calories are 550, fat 24 g, phosphorus 263 mg and cholesterol 423 mg.

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Baked French Toast Custard

dlss says:


Your recipe sounds great. Make it a non sweet breakfast or supper by putting low sodium swiss cheese and low sodium ham on bread. Swipe the bread with some mustard. Use the egg substitute. No idea what the calories, etc. would break down to but better than using my original recipe.

Sep. 16, 2011, 5:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Baked French Toast Custard

hallierock says:


1 1/2 c onion??? I could be wrong but I don't think that should be included in the ingredient list. I did not see it in the recipe itself. Otherwise, this looks great! Moderator comment:You are right and the recipe has been corrected with no onions. We are recreating some of the recipes and this one missed the double-check. Thank you!

Jun. 28, 2011, 8:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

Baked French Toast Custard

lucy3x says:


This was absolutely great. It's been added to my rotation!

Jul. 14, 2009, 5:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

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