You'll-Never-Miss-The-Eggs French Toast
Craving something savory this morning and decided on french toast. French toast is one of those things that seems difficult to accomplish on a plant-based diet given its dependence upon eggs. But, through a lot of research, I’ve put together a recipe that replicates it to a tee!
It does take some patience however, as you have to cook French toast low and slow like BBQ — about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until brown and crispy.
1 cup almond or other non-dairy milk
1.5 Tbs nutritional yeast
1 Tbs flour
1 Tbs flaxseed meal
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp Kala Namak
0.5 tsp nutmeg
6 to 8 pieces of a hearty bread (none of that crappy, weak, white bread)
In a semi-deep baking pan or something similar (I used a 8x8 square glass pan about 2.5 inches deep), combine the milk and flaxseed meal and let sit for about 5 minutes.
While the milk and flax is soaking, combine the remainder of the dry ingredients and mix well.
Once the flax has soaked, add in the vanilla and the mixed dry ingredients.
Grab your griddle or large non-stick frying pan and set to low. Have some butter on standby to apply to the cooking surface just before placing the bread.
Dip each side of the bread slices in the mixture before putting them on the griddle or frying pan. Be sure to dip the bread for only a moment. Don’t let it soak like you would with an egg mixture… Cook on low for about 4 to 5 minutes a side or until golden brown and crispy.
Serve with butter and jam or maple syrup or yogurt or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!