Life-changer…making eggless french toast.
Probably one of my best discoveries as a food allergy mom!
I had been using applesauce as an egg replacer in baked goods, and it worked well for “1 egg required” recipes.
But there are some recipes for which applesauce will just not do.
Applesauce does not make good French toast.
Neither does banana.
I tried both as egg replacers and they were both a hot mess.
Too soggy. Not good.
So when I finally learned about flax eggs, it didn’t take me long to wonder if this may work for french toast.
And boy did it!
I love that the bread crisps up like normal French Toast, no mush at all with this.
And it has a delightful nutty taste from the flax.
If you have egg allergies, you will want to give this a try pronto!
And there’s a new THICK dairy-free bread made by Nature’s Own so look for that and see if it will work for you! (check ingredients, of course)
The recipe is below, and here’s a little video I did in my kitchen.
DAIRY-FREE & EGG-FREE FRENCH TOAST
1 Tbs ground flax seed
3 Tbs water
1/4 cup dairy-free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (affiliate)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 pieces of dairy-free & egg-free bread
FLAX EGG DIRECTIONS
If you buy whole flax seeds, put a half cup in your blender and grind them.
Reserve a tablespoon for your French toast and store the rest in the freezer in an airtight container.
Or you can purchase flax seeds already ground, flax meal.
Also, store flax meal in the freezer in an airtight container.
Mix 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water.
Let it sit a few minutes until it reaches egg-like consistency.
FRENCH TOAST DIRECTIONS
Mix your flax egg with the 1/4 cup dairy-free milk in a large shallow dish.
Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. (optional)
Quickly dip your dairy-free bread in the mixture, LIGHTLY covering both sides.
Try not to let the bread soak through.
Scrape excess mixture off the bread before toasting so it doesn’t cook soggy.
Grease your stove-top griddle (affiliate) liberally with dairy-free butter or coconut oil.
Toast both sides of your bread on the stove at medium high heat like you normally would for French Toast.
Toast about 5 minutes per side until brown and toasted. Time depends on your stove and pan.
Don’t flip too soon, or the bread will stick to the pan.
One good sign that it’s time to flip is that the toast starts steaming.
Remove from stove when fully toasted on both sides.
Top egg-free French Toast with real maple syrup and dairy-free buttery spread.
And if you want to get real fancy, sift with powdered sugar through a little strainer.
Enjoy your egg-free french toast!
Original Post 12-10-10