If you're looking for a tasty and healthy spin on this world-famous morning treat, our coffee French toast recipe is a must-try. It's so quick and easy to make — all you need are 5 simple ingredients and a hungry belly!
Although delicious, classic French toast is not suitable for those with egg or milk allergy or following a vegan diet. That's because it's usually prepared by soaking thick bread slices in a mix of eggs, milk, and cream. The slices are then pan-fried with butter and dusted with icing sugar before serving.
In our recipe, we whisked almond milk with soluble coffee into a flavourful batter. Then, we thickened it with ground flaxseeds and sweetened it with a dash of maple syrup. Finally, we soaked in the bread slices and toasted them with a little vegetable oil. That's it!
Flaxseeds are one of our favourites ways to replace eggs in vegan recipes. These ground seeds soak up the water and form a gel-like mix that helps to bind the ingredients. Plus, they're loaded with precious fibres and omega-3 fatty acids.
Many French toast recipes use brioche bread made with eggs and butter, which add up calories and fats. Instead, in our recipe, we chose wholewheat toasting bread to keep the fats low and get a nice boost of fibres. You could even use sourdough bread if you like.
This delicious French toast has a lovely coffee-flavoured crust and a moist crumb. And being egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free means it's safe for everyone to enjoy. Top it with a dollop of soy yogurt, a handful of fresh berries, and get ready to dig in!