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!
- Almond Milk
- Ground Flaxseeds
- Soluble Coffee
- Maple Syrup
- Wholemeal Thick Toast Bread Slices
- Vegetable Oil (for greasing)
Whisk almond milk with ground flaxseeds, soluble coffee, and maple syrup in a shallow bowl.
Then, let the batter sit in the fridge for 10 minutes.
The flaxseeds will absorb the milk and form a gel-like mixture, thickening the French toast batter.
Next, slice each bread slice in half diagonally into two triangles.
Dip each triangle into the coffee batter and leave it to soak for 10 seconds (1).
Then, flip it and soak it for 10 more seconds (2).
Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet and arrange the coffee-soaked slices flat, leaving some space between them for flipping.
Now, pan-fry them over low heat for 3 minutes (1).
Then, carefully flip them over with a spatula and cook them for 3 more minutes (2).
Serve your coffee French toasts warm with a dollop of yogurt, fresh berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
To keep the toasted slices warm while you finish cooking the others, place them on a rack in the oven set at the lowest temperature.