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RECIPE: Vegan French Toast

This recipe for vegan french toast is seriously amazing! It is an easy, no fuss recipe that is fancy enough for guests and good for Baby too.

Ingredients: 

Vegan French Toast –IMG_6459

  • 8 slices Gluten Free Muesli bread (I like the one from Canelle Boulangerie)
  • 1.5 cup Cashew Milk (or almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds – ground
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Banana – blended or mashed
  • Coconut Oil for frying up!

Topping –

  • Ontario Peaches – they are in season in late July & August! (Berries are good too)
  • Tahini
  • MapleSyrup

Directions: 

  1. There are two ways to make the vegan french toast batter: The quickest way is to blend the batter ingredients (milk, chia, cinnamon and banana) in blender making a smoothie of sorts. The second way is to mash the banana with a fork and then mix the milk, chia and cinnamon. The latter is kinda nice because you get these caramelized chunks of banana in the mix when you fry them;
  2. Let ‘batter’ sit for a bit for the chia to become gelatinous;
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium and let 1/2 tsp of coconut butter melt and begin to sizzle before adding the french toast;
  4. Dip both sides of the bread into the batter quickly otherwise it will become soggy and fall apart;
  5. Cook the french toast until both sides are golden brown;
  6. Serve with Chopped Ontario Peaches in the summer or berries, tahini & a little maple syrup – Note the bananas make them sweet already.

Where did the inspiration for this vegan french toast recipe come from? 

From almost-stale bread and my 11-month-old son Koji, who loves pancakes and pancake-like things. I make pancakes for Koji often. In fact, I am somewhat of a pancake queen. It’s my thing. For Koji, I often mash a banana into his pancake batter for a bit of sweetness. (Speaking from experience, maple syrup is both too sweet and too sticky to serve a baby.)

I decided to try the banana in this recipe as a way to liven up this vegan french toast batter and turned a regular Wednesday morning meal into a nice brunch. I also served this recipe for a bunch of guests at a lake house over the weekend and everyone loved them. 

Let me know if you give this vegan french toast recipe a try!

 

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  1. Marta Fudakowska
    Marta Fudakowska says:

    I will make them on Saturday morning in St. Denis sur Richelieu where a group of us are overnight guests at some friends’ house!

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