There are certain dishes, that one can't imagine making without eggs or dairy, and yet again, the world of plants is proving us wrong! One of those dishes is French toast (which traditionally is really not much more than an egg and cream/milk beaten together, and some stale baguette or brioche dipped into it). So how one can "veganise" something that in reality is... well, almost completely eggs...? It can be done and it can be done easily and well too.
You can use mashed banana in the wet mixture to make it thicker, ground chia seeds to thicken the liquid or like I did, use ground flax seeds, which will do the job too. You can add more than only cinnamon to it as a flavour - think pumpkin pie spice, or maybe a teaspoon of cocoa powder? Whatever you fancy, you can personalize this recipe making it your very own. So, as you can clearly see, I couldn't possibly keep all this deliciousness all to myself ;)
How to make it...
- 120 ml plant milk of your choice (I like almond the best here)
- 30 g plain flour
- 1 tsp ground flax seeds (or 1 tsp ground chia seeds)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup (you can omit it, if you're watching your sugar intake)
- 1/4 tsp salt (kala namak salt will give that "eggy" taste)
- In a deep plate, rather flat bowl, whisk all the ingredients well together.
- Set aside for about 5-10 minutes.
- Soak 2-3 thick slices of bread (preferably white sandwich loaf, or sourdough, which is a bit stale) in the mixture, until the liquid is well soaked in.
- Put a non stick frying pan on medium heat and heat a bit of veg oil on the pan.
- Fry the toast on both sides until golden (about 2-3 minutes on each side). Enjoy while still warm.
✅ Don't try to turn your toast too early as it will stick to the pan (and doesn't matter what kind of pan you have). Let the toast (and soaking mixture) sear properly, before you'll try flipping it over.
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