Sweet Omelet or Breadless French Toast is a delicious and unique breakfast! It only takes a few minutes to make and is perfect for elegant brunch. It’s fluffy and lightly sweetened and almost like soufflé. Can be made gluten-free with rice flour.
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I sometimes wonder if I should rebrand this blog as breakfast blog. I just love breakfast and brunch and it seems that most of my recipes are dedicated to my favourite meal of the day. This Sweet Omelet, or Breadless French Toast as I call it, is no exception.
When I was little the only omelet I’ve ever had was Sweet Omelet. In fact, I didn’t even know that omelets could be savoury until I moved to Canada.
Those savoury omelets were not really a surprise since I had them before but we just called them “broken eggs” in my family. The word omelet was specifically reserved for this Sweet Omelet concoction.
I used to think that Sweet Omelet is a very typical Russian recipe but after I mentioned it to a few Russian friends I realized it must be family specific. A decade or so ago, before you could find absolutely everything on the Internet, I did a poll and no-one outside of my family even heard of this recipe.
Recently I turned to all-mighty Pinterest and found a few similar ideas but nothing exactly like my childhood favourite. I asked a few more people over the past weeks if they knew about Sweet Omelet and I was met with blank stares.
When I tried explaining how this omelet would taste I realized that it’s very similar to what bread is soaked in for French Toast.
So, now I call this Sweet Omelet – Breadless French Toast. I think it sounds fun and intriguing. Regardless of what it is called – it’s delicious and unusual. I love eating it for breakfast without any additions but it would be amazing with some berries for brunch. It’s light and slightly sweetened.
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Is Sweet Omelet similar to Dutch Baby?
I’ve had a lot of comments where people see the unique shape of this Sweet Omelet and immediately say that it looks like Dutch Baby. Well, it looks similar but it tastes totally different.
Dutch Baby is closer to a pancake or some kind of bread recipe, whereas this Sweet Omelet tastes, well, just like an omelet that is sweet or a Breadless French Toast.
Can you make Sweet Omelet gluten-free?
Yes. You can make it with regular flour or rice flour for a gluten-free version. You can even omit any kind of flour altogether.
I prefer to add a little bit of flour just to make the texture of the omelet a bit firmer but I’ve made it totally flourless also and it worked out perfect.
What kind of sugar to use for this Breadless French Toast?
I use white sugar in the mixture but brown sugar can be used as well.
Imagine a fluffy, almost soufflé-like French Toast but light and without the bread! Now, serve it with a glass of bubbly and you have perfect (and easy) Mother’s Day brunch! Give it a try, it’ll surprise you!
Very important question: omelet or omelette?
Ok, it’s not really a very important question! Rather a fun tidbit of information.
Omelet – American spelling.
Omelette – British and Canadian spelling. Although, I chose to go with American spelling in this recipe.
Variations and fun ways to serve Sweet Omelet
- For a tangy and unique flavour, use Kefir instead of milk
- You can usually find Kefir in the dairy section at your local supermarket but if you can’t find it, you can make your own.
- Pile a mix of fresh berries in the centre of the omelet and serve family-style
- Lightly pan fry sliced peach with a little bit of sugar and cinnamon and add to a wedge of sweet omelet
- Slice the omelet into strips and roll them for a quick and delicious snack that picky toddlers would love
If you don’t believe that Sweet Omelet is easy to make then watch my video for proof:
Sweet Omelet or Breadless French Toast is a delicious and unique breakfast! It only takes a few minutes to make and is perfect for elegant brunch. It's fluffy and lightly sweetened. Can be made gluten-free | Imagelicious
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour (regular or gluten-free such as rice)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil or other oil for the pan
Heat 6.5-7" skillet on medium. Brush with coconut oil or other oil/butter of choice.
In a medium bowl whisk the eggs until smooth, add milk, sugar, flour and mix well trying to get rid of flour clumps.
Pour the eggy mixture onto the pan and cover with the lid.
Cook on medium or low if medium starts to burn for about 7-10 minutes. The mixture will puff up a lot and it'll smell like French Toast.
Once the lid is removed the omelet will fall and it's expected.
Serve with berries, icing sugar or maple syrup like French Toast.
I usually start the cooking on medium and then reduce to low somewhere in the middle of cooking.