|Vegan French Toast|
So, when I became Vegan, it just made sense that I would want to find a good Vegan French Toast.
But, that wasn't such an easy task. Finally, I found one. I think it was in Veganomicon, but I can't recall for sure. Of course, I love homemade mixes & try to avoid making much of anything from scratch if I can make it from a mix, so I adapted the recipe I found. Enter Vegan French Breakfast Mix.
After creating this, I made it for a couple of different families with kids. Both groups were Orthodox Christian families visiting my home during a Lenten time. So they would have expected Vegan food. Both groups knew that I was Vegan - so they should have doubly expected Vegan food. I do not "sneak" Vegan food by people who don't know what to expect. BUT, the kids in both families still thought that I was serving them traditional egg-based French Toast (I think the adults knew me better than to think I was serving them eggs in Lent, but I'm not sure)!
Sometimes I like to dress this up by adding a selection of fancy fruit toppings if I'm serving guests - such as Strawberries in Syrup, Cherry Pie Filling, or a Pineapple Topping. But, if I'm eating this alone, I like just a simple dash of powdered sugar over the top- not even any buttery spread or syrup.
Vegan French ToastTo make, mix
1 part French Breakfast Mix
2 parts vegan milk
Soak bread slices (baguette is good, but use whatever bread is your favorite for French Toast)
Heat non-stick skillet as for pancakes over medium heat, until a bead of water dances when dropped onto pan.
Toast each battered slice in skillet on both sides till golden brown.
French Breakfast Mix
Make dry mix, sieve into your favorite storage container1 part Cornstarch *
1 part Sugar
2 parts Chickpea Flour **Dash salt for every Tablespoon Cornstarch
Dash Cinnamon, if desired
*Tapioca Starch should work equally well here if you prefer, but I haven't tested it yet. I have yet to find an application for Corn Starch that Tapioca Starch wasn't not only a good substitute, but preferable.
** Chickpea Flour is sold in Indian Grocery Stores as Gram Flour - not to be confused with Graham flour, which is a Whole Wheat. It is also sometimes sold as Besan Flour.
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