Until a couple of years ago, driving from Heliopolis to Maadi randomly to satisfy my French toast cravings was not unusual. I remember trying countless times to make them at home but they would always come out soggy and never as perfect as I wanted them to be.
And then I stopped eating eggs, milk and butter.
And my cravings were occurring more regularly.
And then I discovered that if you can veganize anything and that google is a life-savior (or should I say stomach-savior?).
Now, I don’t even crave this as often as I used to, I rarely consume processed flour and I don’t always have some stale bread on hand but every once in a while I just feel like it so I just go for it. Basically, what I’m trying to say here is that I’m not trying to promote this as a “healthy” recipe but more of “healthier” form of an old comfort food.
The most important thing about this recipe, or any French toast recipe, is to either use stale bread or to put your bread slices in the oven for a few minutes to get rid of some of the moisture. Fresh and soft bread soaks a lot of the liquid making it impossible to cook properly on the inside. Tip: do not ever use sourdough bread to make french toast. It just doesn’t work out!
Other than that, the recipe is based on using flax meal as an egg-replacement and a classic cinnamon and nutmeg mixture. I tried many recipes calling for ground almonds, chia seeds or sugar but I find that this basic flax one is so quick to make since I always have ground flax on hand. It’s also so delicious and my non-vegan friends and family highly praise and approve of! For us, this is the perfect winter weekend breakfast.
If you make this, I’d love to know how it came out. You can always comment down below and tag it #urbanearthlings on social media!