Vegan Sun-Kissed Riviera French Toast Recipe:
- 4-6 slices of your preferred bread (baguette, brioche, whole wheat, etc.)
- 1 cup plant-based milk (almond, soy, oat, coconut, etc.)
- 2 tablespoons chickpea flour (also known as gram flour)
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional, for a cheesy flavor)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- Coconut oil or vegan butter for cooking
- Fresh berries, sliced fruits, or fruit compote for topping
- Maple syrup or agave syrup for drizzling
- Prepare the Batter:
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast (if using), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until well combined. The chickpea flour will act as a binder and help create a custard-like texture.
- Soak the Bread:
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of coconut oil or vegan butter to prevent sticking.
- Dip each slice of bread into the batter, making sure to coat both sides evenly. Allow the bread to soak for a few seconds on each side.
- Cook the French Toast:
- Place the soaked bread slices on the heated skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Once the French toast slices are cooked, transfer them to serving plates.
- Top with fresh berries, sliced fruits, or a fruit compote of your choice.
- Drizzle with maple syrup or agave syrup for a touch of sweetness.
- Optional Garnish:
- You can sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar, chopped nuts, or a dusting of cocoa powder over the French toast for extra flair.
Enjoy your vegan Sun-Kissed Riviera French toast without eggs! This recipe uses chickpea flour to create a delightful custard-like texture while maintaining the essence of classic French toast.