Good Morning!! What’s that you smell? Oh yes, that’s vegan french toast!! 😉
Are you excited for this as much as I am?? I’ll be honest with you and say that I haven’t made or consumed french toast since I was in early high school. I made it in my food technology class in like year 7 or 8 and that was my last recollection of me interacting with french toast! I’m not sure why, I think it had something to do with the soggy bread element. I’ve always had this displeasure about soggy bread, who doesn’t? 😉 BUT! It’s all good because once it’s fried over high heat, it gets golden and crispy on the outside and soft and a little creamy on the inside. I’m slowly getting over the whole soggy bread thing, ew.
Oh and even better you guys, this french toast is completely vegan, yippee!!! Or it could have had something to do with the raw egg + soggy bread mixture, ew again. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m a huge fan of eggs in their raw form (have you heard of the health benefits?!), I put 3 of them in my breakfast smoothie, so no, I’m not always a vegan but when I am, I do it right, with this epic french toast recipe!
You can also top your french toast with anything your heart desires. I didn’t opted for any whipped cream (non-dairy whipped cream of course) because I wanted to just keep it real simple and fresh! I did however add a generous amount of my new favourite muesli from Body Be Well!! It adds the perfect addition of crunch, texture and earthiness, yum! Thank you to the beautiful Diana from Body Be Well for letting me try her incredible wholesome muesli!
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup almond milk or any non-dairy milk of choice
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- ½ Tbsp coconut oil
- 2-4 slices day or two old bread, the heavier type of bread, the better
- Mixed Berries, fresh or frozen
- Maple Syrup
- Body Be Well Toasted Muesli
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the oil, bread and toppings. Whisk well to combine, removing any lumps.
- Place in refrigerator to allow it to thicken slightly and for the flax to activate, approx. 15-20 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large fry pan over high heat.
- Remove mixture from refrigerator and give it another quick whisk.
- Place a slice of bread into the mixture, soaking it for 20-30 seconds, whilst turning it over to soak it evenly.
- Gently place soaked bread into heated fry pan, cooking for 1-3 minutes each side or until nicely golden and crispy. Repeat with remaining bread or until the mixture is completely used up.
- Place toast on serving plates and top with mixed berries, a drizzle of maple syrup and toasted muesli.
You can also top your french toast with whipped cream, chocolate and any of your favourite fruits!