So here’s how yesterday morning went down…
It’s freezing cold and I’m just back from a 14 mile run. My legs are hungry. My legs want food. And they want it NOW. But since I spent the last 30 minutes of my run promising myself a nice breakfast, a slice of toast just wasn’t going to cut the mustard.
>>Enter 10 minute vegan French toast<<
This really needs very little introduction.
Here’s a summary of why you need this in your life:
- It’s delicious, obvs
- It only uses seven ingredients, most of which you’ll probably have to hand
- The ingredients can be easily substituted if you don’t have the exact thing
- It takes around 10 minutes to make
- It’s not crazy high in fat or calories (unless you go to town on the toppings)
Easy-peasy 7 ingredient vegan French toast
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-8 minutes
Serve with: Fruit, agave nectar, cacao nibs – whatever you like!
Freezes well? Why would you even want to do such a thing.
- An individual ciabatta roll, or two slices of bread
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tablespoon flour
- A pinch of good salt (I always go for Maldon)
- A squidge of agave
- Oil for the pan
- Slice your bread.
- Whisk the cinnamon, almond milk, flour, salt and agave together. You can sieve the flour first to avoid any lumps, but a vigorous whisk will sort it out if you don’t – I never bother with a sieve!
- Heat a teaspoon or so of oil in your pan over a low-medium heat. Coconut oil works well as it’s not got a strong flavour.
- Dunk your bread into the batter, then put it into the pan. Turn the slices once the bottom side is browning up and getting crispy. There’s no exact timing on this – just do it by eye.
- Once both sides are crispy and delicious looking, take them off the heat
- Once plated up, squeeze some agave nectar over the top, and enjoy!
N.B. A few final thoughts…
Mine wasn’t as crispy as I’d have liked it…but when I’m home from a run, patience is not my forte! It was still delicious.
- Any bread will work. I just use an individual ciabatta roll as I would end up eating the lot in one go if I bought a whole loaf!
- Any milk will work, so don’t fret if you’ve not got a nut milk to hand – soya, rice or oat milk are fine.
- Any liquid sweetener will work – agave, maple syrup…whatever you’ve got to hand.
- Any flour will work.
Now, what are you waiting for…? Go make this!