Brunch is such a fun meal ~ it’s not the easiest one for a vegan, but it’s a great excuse for sleeping a little later, eating a little more, and usually enjoying the company of friends or family. When you have a variety of fresh and what I consider “staple” ingredients in your fridge and pantry, it’s easy to whip up something great. This morning, it was all about the vegan french toast.
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I’m sure some of you are wondering how french toast could possibly be vegan, but here’s the trick ~ eggs are not essential!
There are wonderful ways to create your own batter and no one will notice the difference.
I think french toast is best when made with challah, and water challah is an egg-less version.
If you can’t find that, any loaf bread will do, but it should either be a couple of days old or something sturdy so it doesn’t break down easily into the batter. My son, who is not a vegan, was my taste-tester this morning as I created this version and he loved it. He thought I was kidding when I told him how I made it!
Recipe for Vegan French Toast
First you need:
1/2 cup Silk orignal creamer
2 TBSP vanilla almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 TBSP vanilla
2 slices water challah or other bread
1/2 TBSP vegan butter, preferably salted
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the Silk creamer, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla. (*You could also add a TBSP of orange juice to the batter for another layer of flavor.)
Once the ingredients are combined, dip your bread into the batter, carefully coating both sides.
Melt the butter in a medium sautee pan, and place the bread slices into the pan, cooking each side for 2 minutes. Then place the pan in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes, or until the bread starts to brown.
Remove and serve the french toast with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar or maple syrup. You can also top it with some freshly sliced strawberries or bananas if you like. I served it alongside some scrambled silken tofu with melted vegan cheese and some watermelon (and coffee for me!)