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Healthy, Guilt-Free French Toast

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Is it possible to make vegan french toast that is gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, salt-free and even oil-free? Absolutely! In fact, here are 3 recipes from different sources so you can choose one that sounds most appealing or based on ingredients you have on hand - you could even mix and match ingredients from each recipe. No matter how you do it you'll have a delicious breakfast in under 10 minutes and for less than $3 a serving.
 

I enjoyed Cook It Allergy Free's recipe the most because it was sweetest and the most moist, but I tend to avoid using bananas due to their sugar content and carbon footprint - next favorite was from The 30 Minute Vegan. 

Bread used in all recipes: Food For Life Millet. Any gluten-free bread will do (apparently Trader Joes now sells their own)

Country French Toast from Dr. McDougall
Servings: 1-2 (6 slices of bread)
Cost: $.40 a slice
* I replaced the maple syrup with 1/8 tsp stevia and did not use turmeric

Vegan Banana French Toast from Cook It Allergy Free
Servings: 1-2 (6 slices of bread)
Cost: $.75 a slice
* I used nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice, added 1/8 tsp stevia, and did not use oil

Maple-Almond French Toast from The 30 Minute Vegan
Servings: 2-4 (10-16 slices of bread/1 loaf)
Cost: $.40 a slice 

Ingredients:
  • non-dairy milk (I made hempseed milk from 1tbsp  fresh hemp seeds and 1 cup water)
  • cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • nutmeg - 1/4 tsp (recipe calls for allspice)
  • almond butter - 2 tbsp
  • flour (gluten-free) - 3 tbsp
  • vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  • stevia - 1/8 tsp (recipe calls for 1 tbsp maple syrup)
  • flaxseeds, ground - 1 tbsp
Directions:
  1. Preheat a non-stock (non Teflon) griddle or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Combine the batter ingredients in a bowl or blender
  3. Dip the bread slices into the batter and let soak for a bit
  4. Place battered bread in griddle/pan - flip if necessary to prevent burning
  5. Cook until brown on both sides (about 5 minutes)
  6. Eat plain or topped with organic maple syrup (grade B is very nutritious). You can use some non-dairy butter such as Earth Balance or some coconut oil if you're not oil-free.
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