French toast was one of those memorable breakfast dishes I loved as a child. We usually got it only on special occasions… it was a family favorite on overnight camping trips. But goodness gracious, once I learned about nutrition and realized the amount of fat and cholesterol in a few slices of that stuff, I was done.
The good thing about being a vegan home chef though is figuring out how to make dishes that you enjoyed in your pre-vegan days that taste just as wonderful but without the animal protein or fat. Try this and see how your family likes it.
- 1 cup of soy or homemade almond milk (for a richer flavor, use half soy cream and half soy milk)
- 2 Tablespoons unbleached flour
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 teaspoon Agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- day-old or older slices of bread, cut in half
- 100% pure maple syrup
- fresh fruit (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix together soy milk/cream and all the other ingredients.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of cooking oil in a non-stick frying pan.
- Dip slices of bread (halved) into the mixture and fry until golden brown.
- Flip french toast over and brown the second side.
- Place cooked slices in warm oven until all mix is used.
- Serve french toast with maple syrup and/or slices of fresh fruit.