Valentine’s Day is coming! While I am not a Valentine’s Day Pro, I know that breakfast in bed made by my significant other is something I hope to one day experience. My Valentine for the last … *cough* six *cough* years has been my boxer, Rudy. It’s pretty safe to say he won’t be spoiling me with a French Toast laden breakfast in bed this year either. That said, this French Toast is perfect for anyone looking to make breakfast for their vegan/dairy-free/egg-free significant other!
When I started thinking about what to write for this recipe I was stuck. I’ve eaten French Toast loads of times but I could not think of anything! Childhood -nope, adolescence -nada… then it hit me, College!
French Toast: The College Years
The fall semester of my senior year is arguably my favorite part of college. I lived just off campus in a townhouse/apt. Reunited with a real kitchen again and couldn’t be happier. With my class schedule, I started Waffle Wednesdays, where I made a giant batch ofwaffle batter and friends came over throughout the day to have waffles and catch up.
One of my friends was a manager at Jimmy John’s and he would let me have leftover loaves of day-old bread that they didn’t sell. (Which they sell for like, $0.50 so I don’t know why more people didn’t buy them…) So, I went on to add a French Toast day twice a month. Homemade breakfast is just better than the make your own breakfast in the dining hall!
Fast Forward: Present Day
While I don’t have French Toast Days for anyone but myself anymore, it’s still a fun way to treat myself. I’m going on year 7 of being vegan and my vegan version of French Toast is tasty and droolworthy, even in pictures. In fact, this is a Facebook recipe request!
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- 1- 15 oz can Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 1/4 cup Ener-G Egg Replacement Powder (just the powder, no water necessary)
- 1 TBSP Earth Balance Margarine, melted
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 TBSP Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- French Baguette *see Day Before note below
- Maple Syrup
- Powdered Sugar
- Slice your bread 1/2 inch thick and leave out to dry. This helps the bread soak up the custard without getting left with a total goo center after frying.
- Whisk together Ener-g powder, coconut milk, melted Earth Balance, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla in a shallow container such as a pie plate. Set aside to for a few minutes to thicken.
- In a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet, melt 1 tsp Earth Balance over medium heat. Dip bread in custard mixture so that both sides are coated.
- Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.