French toast is my FAVORITE childhood food. My mom made it for me all the time on “special” mornings like a Saturday or as a surprise before school. The thing about french toast is it has kind of a sugary connotation because when you get it at a restaurant it’s COVERED in all the sugar and syrup. But this dairy-free french toast recipe will give you all the brunch vibes without all the inflammation.
The thing about french toast is you really only need 3 ingredients: bread, milk, and eggs. To make this a little lighter, I highly recommend trying it with an unsweetened milk alternative and a whole grain or sprouted grain bread for added fiber and vitamins and minerals! For this recipe, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and sprouted grain sourdough bread. You could also make this ~vegan~ with a flax egg instead of a regular egg!
Another way to make this less sugary and more nutritious is to use a syrup like NuNaturals low-carb syrup, a
So, whip this up on a Saturday or even double the recipe to have leftovers for a weekday breakfast treat. It takes only a few minutes and pairs well with fresh fruit and coffee. Happy brunching!
Dairy-Free French Toast
- 2 slices bread of choice I love sprouted grain sourdough or any other whole grain bread!
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice!! I would just make sure it is unsweetened
- cinnamon to taste
- nutmeg to taste
- 1 tsp smart balance butter or dairy-free spread for the pan
Mix the eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl
Heat a large skillet on medium heat with the butter spread (you can also use coconut oil) letting it melt and cover the bottom of the pan
Dip 1 slice of the bread at a time into the egg mixture, letting it soak into the bread on both sides, before putting it in the warm pan
Cook until browned on both sides (approximately 3-4 min per side)
Top with your syrup of choice, fruit, additional cinnamon, nuts, whatever you like!