French Toast

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Dayv has always been a breakfast food kind of guy.  When I first met him, he told me his favorite food(besides pizza) was french toast.  Whenever we went out to a restaurant and he had the opportunity, he'd order french toast.  I even made him his grandmother's "famous" french toast recipe for our first anniversary of dating.  It was an entire loaf of bread, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 6 tablespoons of sugar, and a dash of nutmeg.  Looking back at the recipe now makes my stomach turn.  Really, Grandmother, six tablespoons of sugar?? 

I have been making Dayv this vegan french toast recipe for a couple of months now, several days a week.  He loves it.  It is so simple to throw together since the ingredients are minimal and the measurements are super easy to remember.  It tastes delicious, too.  You know, even without 6 tablespoons of sugar.

French Toast
adapted from Babble Family Kitchen
makes approximately six slices, depending on bread thickness

6 slices of gluten-free bread
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp ener-g egg replacer
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
Earth Balance

In a bowl, whisk together almond milk and egg replacer.  Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and whisk until completely combined.

In a skillet over medium heat, lightly coat with Earth Balance.  Take a piece of bread and quickly submerge it in the mixture, making sure both sides are wet.  Place the bread on the skillet.  After about 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom side is lightly browned, flip.  Cook for an addition 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Remove from skillet.  Repeat until all mixture has been used. 

Top with additional Earth Balance, maple syrup, fruit, or whatever you desire!  Enjoy!

35 comments:

  1. I used to love french toast as a kid, except in England we call it Eggy Bread, and we don't add any sugar or spices - just eggs, milk and salt.
    I haven't ever tried making vegan french toast. Probably because I don't eat bread.
    But this looks absolutely scrumptious!

    I wish you would make this for my breakfast several days a week :)

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    1. eggy bread is such a cute name! i was actually never a fan of french toast, but it's crazy how much dayv loves it!

      and, i would love to make you vegan french toast. one day ;)

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  2. I was neer fan of fresh toast mainly because of the smell of egg in it. Vegan will definitely taste better :)

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    1. chinmayie- this french toast smells and tastes delicious, so you will definitely like it more ;)

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  3. Justin pretty much subsided on pizza, salad wraps and frozen fries before he met me; although his specialty was asian stir fry - I love breakfast for dinner, yours looks so good!

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    1. dayv eats this for dinner ALL THE TIME! he loves brinner ;)

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  4. *slurping* Man, your gf/vegan bread always looks sooooo good. French toast is an fav of mine--it's what I used to always order when I went to Denny's when younger {groooosssss, I cannot even imagine going to Denny's these days}... But why would I ever need to when I have this Caitlin recipe? :)

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    1. i don't think i've EVER been to denny's! but now you have this caitlin recipe to suite your vegan french toast cravings ;)

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    2. Good, because you aren't missing out!!

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  5. Awe, my family called French Toast eggy breads too. *hehe* One I was little, my granny would give me two pieces of bread and cookie cutters. I would cut my bread into fun shapes and then she would dip the bread in the egg batter and fry them up for me. Egg breads were my favourite! A great childhood memory :) This vegan version looks excellent! I would much prefer an eggless version now-a-days. But I still like the thought of cutting the bread into fun shapes. *hehe*

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    1. i love the idea of fun shapes, too! i always loved when my mom had me "help" her in the kitchen when i was little.

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  6. Love this healthy and delicious breakfast recipe...Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thanks myfudo! and you are welcome!

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  7. I love french toast - its one of the few options I can still order when I go out to a restaurant for breakfast! I hate when it tastes eggy though, or worse - when its served with an eggy crust around it! So I would love to learn a good vegan recipe like yours so that I can make my own french toast!

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    1. i can imagine NOT liking "eggy" french toast. that sounds disgusting(although i find eggs to be absolutely foul). i think this recipe would definitely be right up your alley ;)

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  8. i love these gf bread toasts:) you know what will catch my eye before anything..:) a good bread! i think the perfectly made french toasts are making those look even more appealing:) i'd love me all of those with a load of warm maple!
    we usually end up eating the savory version with chickpea flour coz hubbs craves salt in the morning.. i do too, but i love me a good balance of sweet every other day!

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    1. ooo- that savory version with chickpea flour sounds delicious. but, you know i'm a sucker for chickpea flour ;)

      and you ARE the pro on a good vegan bread. that much i know for sure ;)

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  9. Yummy! I love French toast too!! That platter looks DELICIOUS! And that's a lovely picture.

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  10. The egg taste of French toast always ruined it for me. It never occurred to me to make it without egg. Maybe I will give it a try.

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  11. I love french toast!!! and, whitout eggs, I adore french toast!!!

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  12. SIX TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR!?!??!!!? Did Grandmother forget you top your french toast with liquid sugar, too? Anyhow, this looks delicious - I usually make mine with flax eggs, but I'm going to try Ener-G next! Also, what kind of V/GF bread do you use?

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    1. yeah, i think grandmother was a lover of sugar. she prob had diabetes, too..haha.

      i use ener-g gluten-free tapioca bread. it's texture isn't very good on it's own, but i only use it for things like french toast or grilled cheese.

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  13. Yum! French toast sounds so good right now - if only I had some bread. :P
    Your recipe looks great!

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  14. wow! looks so good - great recipe!

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  15. French toast = made of win!

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  16. Just wondering what type of gluten free bread you use? It looks like "real" bread... lol

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    1. hi leanne! i use ener-g brand gluten-free bread. dayv's favorites are the brown rice and white rice versions. i get it at whole foods.

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  17. im a newbie to veganism but this looks amazin ann i want to try (i too hate when you can taste egg on the non vegan variety), is Earth Balance a spice - or am i just bein dim

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    1. hi october! love your name <3 earth balance is a vegan butter spread. you can find it in the dairy section of most grocery stores.

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