Currently I am practicing physical distancing, working from home, and only stepping outside my house for essential items – namely food. it is definitely becoming an odd “new normal” and while I miss being able to go out to the famers markets, the beach, or a botanical garden, I know that I am keeping myself and others safe by staying home and limiting interaction.
I believe food can create joy and bring communities together but while we are encouraged to stay home (unless you are an essential worker and I thank you whole heartedly for all you do), it may also mean we are turning to our own kitchens to cook. While I LOVE cooking and baking, until recently I didn’t always have the time to do so.
I’m joining this #UNitedWeEat challenge to show you an easy breakfast recipe using simple ingredients. A lot of people right now are worrying about how they’ll finance their next meal; this includes people like myself who may have an allergy or autoimmune condition. Going to the store (while wearing a mask and only touching items we need) has us focusing on ingredients that will create meals that are nourishing, convenient, and versatile.
Typically, French toast is made which thicker slices of bread but! – t his recipe definitely covers your bases for a minimal ingredient, whole foods + plentiful stack of French toast goodness.
Quick tips on french toast, a standard slice is less doughy than a thicker loaf, so it’ll soak up the batter quite quickly so there’s no need to let it absorb too much batter, a simple dip on both sides then removing the excess batter is all you need for a fluffy French toast
This french toast recipe is so simple and easy to assemble which I love. The longest part to this recipe is the skillet portion and letting those sugars caramelize and sizzle!
Whether you decide to prepare this French toast for a date day (think weekend breakfast in bed) or a slow & cozy morning, it’s so darn good and the bread is beyond tasty, yeah even for a gluten free bread. Feel free to add any topping you wish: vegan chocolate sauce, coconut whipped cream, slivered almonds. Enjoy!
For the recipe//
1 egg (if you wish to make this vegan you can use a flax egg as I did in the video)
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup (or liquid sweetener on hand like honey)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk on hand)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon*
1/2 tsp vanilla extract*
4/5 slices of bread on hand (I used a GF bread because of Celiac)
I topped my french toast with frozen berries, in the event you can’t find fresh fruit at the store you can use frozen!
* denotes that it is optional, if you don’t have these ingredients on hand, just omit them for the recipe.
Heat a skillet to medium heat w/ oil
Mix all of the dry ingredients and mix
Add your liquid (milk) and stir well – no lumps!
Dip a toast in the batter, remember don’t over batter it!
Place your toast on the skillet, let it cook and sizzle
Flip when it’s a nice golden brown
Additions: maple syrup + berries!!!