SWEET TOOTH SATURDAYS- FRENCH TOAST!

Hey folks,

Happy Sweet Tooth Saturday! Today I'm going to give you a sweet comfort food recipe that I found - vegan french toast! Thinking about french toast always takes me back to my childhood because it was my favorite breakfast item on the weekends. My mom always made french toast and I LOVED it! Of course, I wasn't vegan then, so it was the traditional recipe that I enjoyed so much, but times have changed!

I have never ventured to make the vegan version and I believe now is the time for me to give it a go! You with me?!! Great, let's do it!

This recipe comes from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. You can visit her website at www.compassionatecooks.com

VEGAN FRENCH TOAST

Makes enough batter for 8 or 9 pieces

INGREDIENTS

1 cup nondairy milk, such as almond, rice, soy, oat, hemp, or hazelnut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons Earth Balance (more or less for cooking) – or other non-dairy butter
Maple syrup for drizzling
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla with a fork. Set aside.

2. Melt the non-dairy butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice the bread into 4 thick slices. Dip each slice into the milk mixture, then place in the hot pan. Cook on each side until golden brown. You may need to add more Earth Balance as needed, especially as you finish cooking the first batch and need to add the second batch to the pan.

3. Drizzle with maple syrup and dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving, if desired.

Her Serving suggestions and variations:

*Add a teaspoon of nutmeg to the milk mixture.

*Serve with maple syrup or a fresh fruit puree. Or mix together maple syrup with ground toasted pecan or walnuts. You can even add some raisins to this mixture.

*Top with berries.

*Use sourdough bread instead of a sweet Italian bread. Or use a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread.

MMMM..I can't wait!

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