I have fond memories of my mom's traditional french toast, soaked in eggs and milk, with melted butter and generous powdered sugar on top. I wanted to be able to make something similar for my kids. But, for my daughter who has dairy and egg allergies, it hasn't been so easy - until I discovered the fabulous vegan 'egg'! The flax mixture provides both moisture and nutritious fats. The only other change I made to my traditional recipe was to substitute coconut creamer for half-and-half. The results are delicious!
The ingredients for this allergy-free french toast are simple: ground flax, water, coconut creamer, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bread (use your favorite gluten-free bread if you have gluten allergies):
I like to make my french toast on a paper plate with nice high sides. It makes clean-up much easier! Simply mix the flax and water together on the plate and let sit a few minutes until the mixture is thicker and gooey. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well:
Dip one side of your bread into the mixture and then turn it over to coat the other side:
Once the bread soaks up a good amount of liquid, cook it on a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes or until it is nice and brown:
Once both sides are done, remove the toast from the griddle and apply a generous amount of butter (we use Smart Balance light, which has no dairy). Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. In my opinion, french toast is not complete unless the butter and powdered sugar form a nice frosting!
Yummy Vegan French Toast
1 slice of bread (of choice)
1 'egg' (1 T ground flax + 3 T water)
1-2 T coconut creamer
1 t vanilla
- First, heat up your pan/griddle on medium heat. On a paper plate, mix your vegan egg (1 T ground flax + 3 T water) and let sit until thickened and gooey. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Dip the bread in the mixture, and flip it over to coat the other side. Once the bread has soaked up a good amount of the mixture, place it on a hot, oiled pan/griddle. Let it cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Butter well, and add some generous powdered sugar.