Saturday, May 14, 2011
French toast have always been a favorite for breakfast. It's savory, sweet and so easy to make... I cannot think of a better way to start the day during weekends.
I used almond milk in my recipe, of all the milk alternatives, almond milk contains the most nutrients, it also has no cholesterol, only 60 calories and 5 mg of sodium per 8 oz serving size. It also has 30% of our recommended daily value of calcium, 25% of Vitamin D, 50% of our recommended daily value of Vitamin E and is full of antioxidant. Though in minimal quantity, it also contains protein and iron. It is my personal favorite dairy alternative. I sometimes make homemade almond milk which tastes so good! I will be sharing that recipe shortly... Don't worry! :)
I also have replaced eggs by ENER-G egg replacer. It comes in the form of powder which is usually mixed with water to replace eggs in recipes. In this recipe, I mix it up with the almond milk and skip the water. I find that ENER-G egg replacer works very well in most baking recipes as long as it doesn't call for too many eggs. Give it a try, it is low calorie-wise, without fat and works wonders!
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon *ENER-G egg replacer powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 sourdough baguette bread sliced diagonally about 3/4 inches thick (slicing diagonally will make longer slices)
1 tablespoon olive oil
few pinches of powder sugar for decoration
Beat the almond milk, flour, brown sugar, egg substitute, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.
Melt the olive oil in a pan under medium-high temperature. When it starts bubbling, quickly dip a piece of bread into the milk mixture on both sides and let the excess run off, place the dipped bread in the pan, quickly do the same with a few more pieces, cook 2 minutes or until golden. Turn and cook the other side. You may need to do this in a few batches.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and pour maple syrup according to taste.
This will make 4 servings
*You can find ENER-G egg replacer in most regular supermarket and in natural stores.