I have this craving for french toast. I love french toast. I love the smell of the house when I make french toast. Most of the time I make french toast for dessert with some kind of fruit and a little drizzle of agave. Yet, there are times when I want the wonderful taste that I remember when I was a child for breakfast.
It is really quite simple to make. I don’t do anything complicated. I love using a sourdough bread for that tang, just as I remember in Louisiana making it with day old french bread that basically started to have a little tang to it due to age. So, sourdough makes a great replacement. Other than that, you can use any kind of bread you choose, just make sure that it is vegan.
Not everyone uses a recipe for french toast, however I will try to remember what I do every time. Here it goes!
- 4 slices sourdough bread or any bread of your choosing
- vegan spread, about 1 Tbsp or your choice of quantity
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds, ground cinnamon
- nutmeg, whole
- microplane or grater
- Maple Flavored Agave or maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place chia seeds into a coffee bean grinder, food processor, or food prep processor.
- Grind until ground.
- Set aside.
- Place almond milk and ground chia seeds into a bowl.
- As the mixture sits, it will thicken. You may need to add more milk based on how thick or thin you want the custard.
- Dip each slice into the milk/chia seed mixture.
- Remove excess of mixture from the bread by sliding fingers down the sides of the bread.
- Place dipped slices into a baking pan coated with vegan spread. Or a silicone food safe baking pan.
- Sprinkle each slice of bread with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg (a little goes a long way).
- Place the baking pan on oven.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown.