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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quite Possibly, the World's Best French Toast

I started making French toast this way a few years ago when I first discovered this delicious cinnamon bread at Top Foods (aka: Haggen Grocery up north). It reminded me of the amazing French style breads that they make in Japan; all swirled up with jam and other amazing things inside... Anyway, eggs sometimes gross me out, and so I found this vegan version in (where else?) Vegan with a Vengeance. Here is my adaptation:

Cinnamon French Toast from Heaven:

1/2 loaf cinnamon swirl bread
1 cup soy milk (I use vanilla)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
1/4 cup chickpea flour (I've also used regular flour, but Isa swears by chickpea flour. I've now found it as a more mainstream brand, so feel free to try it!)

Mix the soy milk, flour, cornstarch, and spices into a shallow pie pan. It's ok if there are some lumps.
Then place a piece of bread, one at a time in the mixture. Let it sit for a minute or two to soak up some of the liquid. Flip it over so the other side gets some too.
Heat a medium-sized frying pan to um... medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray, or add a tsp. or so of cooking oil. Add the bread one slice at a time.
Squish it a bit to make sure that the inside is cooking. Then flip it over and cook the other side!

Serve with maple syrup, and bananas!

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