When we grow weary of the daily bowl of cereal during the daily grind, our weekends are a great time to expand our breakfast menu. This weekend’s delectable dish: Whole Wheat Vegan French Toast. What’s that you say? Vegan French Toast? How is that possible? WHAT ABOUT THE EGGS?! Well it’s quite simply actually. To replicate the taste and consistency of eggs and milk, we simply combine corn starch, soy milk, and brown rice flour. As a tasty addition, we sprinkle in some cinnamon.
Now don’t expect this to be a super low-cal, low-fat dish. After all, this french toast is tastier and richer than your typical french toast breakfast!
**This recipe serves 2 people**
What you’ll need:
1 1/4 cups vanilla soymilk (or vanilla rice milk or almond milk)
3 tablespoons cornstarch (Bob’s Red Mill brand is fantastic, all natural and can be found at Whole Foods)
6 tablespoons brown rice flour (same as above, we used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
6 slices of soft Whole Wheat bread (make sure to purchase bread that omits eggs and dairy to keep the dish Vegan)
Many a tablespoon Earth Balance Vegan butter (We used the soy-free variety so as not to have too much soy)
Pour the soymilk into a large square shaped tupperware container or bowl that is large enough to dip a piece of bread into. Add the cornstarch, and whisk together. Once combined, add the brown rice flour and cinnamon and whisk until combined.
Take out your large skillet/frying pan. Melt one tablespoon butter on medium heat.
Dip the slice of bread into the mixture, making sure to coat each side. Scrape off excess mixture from the bread to make sure it is not too soggy.
Fry the slice of bread for 45 seconds per side. If you notice the bread is sticking to the pan, add a bit more butter. The bread should be still slightly moist and not hard (in lieu of replicating “normal” french toast). Place on your plate.
Repeat this process for all six slices of bread. After each slice has finished cooking, you will need to turn off the burner, scrape excess bread particles from the pan and re-coat the pan with one tablespoon of butter. Again, each slice is going to require 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
This may feel like a slightly tedious process, but when you’re done and enjoying you French Toast sans eggs and coffee you’ll be more than ecstatic.
**Serve with Vegan Maple Syrup**