French toast by nature is indulgent and splurge-worthy. Think weekend, brunch, family and friends. I’ve truthfully always struggled to make a good vegan version and aborted thoughts of it forever! In December when we moved to the city, there was a local restaurant that bragged about their vegan French toast. We picked up as takeout and AGREED! It was to die for!
Fast forward, I receive an email from a PR company I work with. They asked if I was interested in partnering with Carbonaut bread. I had never heard of it but per usual, I’m always willing to test out new, innovative vegan products. Low carb bread. Non gmo. 80 calories per slice. 6 grams of protein. 2 net carbs. But wait for it… the flavor is unbelievable, texture is perfection and its so filling! The seeded texture is so good! When I received the bread I opened it immediately to taste test it. I inadvertently ate 4 slices out of the bag! What the WHAT? Soft, flavorful. Truly, in shock.
I knew it was my chance to take another stab at a healthier French toast & my daughter just commented that I’m giving that local restaurant a run for their money with this recipe!
6 slices of Carbonaut bread (can be found at Costco)
1/2 cup of vegan milk (I used almond)
1/4 cup of vegan creamer (I used Creme Brûlée Silk)
1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp of cornstarch
1 tbl ground flax meal
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: toppings of your choice
Preheat your pan, I used cast iron, over medium flame. Into a bowl, add your milk through extract. Whisk well to combine and allow the flax to thicken a bit (4 minutes or so). Whisk again and then add your first slice of bread. Add a pat of butter to your pan. Returning to the batter, I added, flipped and removed. Total soaking time about 20 seconds. Don’t allow to sit in the mixture too long. I place the battered bread into the hot pan. I allowed to cook on each side until golden, over medium heat, about 2-3 minutes but keep a watchful eye. Repeat until you’ve cooked each. Top with sliced fruit, yogurt, whip, maple syrup or confectioner’s sugar. If making large batch, preheat your oven to 180 degrees, and place the French toast on a sheet pan to keep warm until serving.
Thank you Carbonaut for sponsoring this post.
— Knead to Cook