French Toast Recipe

Looking for an easy French Toast recipe? Learn how to make French Toast using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pmcgilvray

Makes 4 servings



I spent over 15 years in the food service industry and devoted most of that time to working at a breakfast and brunch restaurant. So when it comes to breakfast food, I consider myself an expert. I?ve probably cooked 100,000 eggs to order (which sounds awful to me now?), flipped 50,000 pancakes, folded 20,000 omelets, and made 10,000 orders of French toast (these are actually low estimates). I don?t mean to sound boastful, I?m just experienced and I know what works and what doesn?t on the breakfast table. That being said, rest assured that this French toast works! I?ve tinkered with this recipe for months now and have found what I think is the perfect combination of flavor and consistency. French toast is really quite simple, just some day-old bread dipped in a lightly sweetened custard and cooked to a golden brown. Getting that custard-like consistency was the challenge, but using both the flaxseed mixture and banana proved to work beautifully. Try this French toast for yourself and let me know how you like it in the comment section below!

Recipe Ingredients for French Toast

2 tbl flaxseed meal
1/3 cup water
1 cup Vanilla
1 ripe banana
1 tbl vegan brown sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch salt
8 slices Whole Grain Bread

Recipe Directions for French Toast

  1. Combine flaxseed meal and water in small jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well for 15-20 seconds. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to allow mixture to thicken.

  2. In a blender, combine flaxseed mixture and all remaining ingredients (except for the bread of course!) and blend for a minute or so. The idea is to get everything really smooth and creamy without incorporating a lot of air into the mixture.

  3. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl.

  4. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium-high heat (a water droplet should dance across the surface, not explode) and lightly oil.

  5. Dip each slice of bread in batter making sure to coat both sides evenly and gently place on skillet or griddle. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

  6. Serve with sliced bananas, almond butter, fresh fruit, chopped nuts, or my favorite ? pure maple syrup!

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 191.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
258
Calories from Fat
29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.2g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
329mg
14%
Potassium
184mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
46.2g
15%
Dietary Fiber
12.0g
48%
Sugars
15.7g
Protein
9.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 26% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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