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February 12, 2015

Vanilla French Toast

Chad Sarno of Rouxbe.com


    Serve this tempting French toast to guests with pride...or just give your family a treat some morning. Meredith Lee/The HSUS

Serves 4

1 vanilla bean, scraped
2 cups (450ml) non–dairy milk
⅓ cup (75g) cashew butter
¼ cup (60g) maple syrup
2 tablespoons egg replacer or corn starch
½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
A pinch of sea salt

French toast
Rustic fresh bread or your favorite whole grain bread, sliced in 1-inch slices
1 tablespoon non-dairy margarine
Fresh berries
Fresh peaches
Bourbon-spiced maple syrup (or regular maple syrup)
A drizzle of cashew vanilla cream (optional)

Prepare the batter: In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

Prepare the French toast: Place the sliced bread into the batter and soak for about 1 minute. On a flat pan, flat grill or large fry pan, add 1 tablespoon of non-dairy margarine and melt. Once melted, put slices of the soaked bread onto the grill or pan. Grill on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, flip the bread and cook until the other side is lightly golden.

Serve with the fresh fruit, cashew vanilla cream and bourbon-spiced maple syrup, if desired.

(Recipe and photo courtesy of Chad Sarno of Rouxbe.com/plant-based, who teaches online plant-based cooking certification courses. See a video on how to prepare this recipe.)


All figures are per serving (assumes 4 servings).

Calories: 409
Fat: 17 g 
Carbs: 78 g
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 15 g
Sodium: 511 mg