Growing up my Mom used to always make French Toast, so I can't believe I'm just now making it for the first time!
I think I prefer French Toast over waffles or pancakes, they are my fave and SO easy. Most French Toast recipes are very similar, however this one is gluten and dairy free and has my own little Scrounge spin on it.
I like mine with ALL of the toppings too... fresh berries, pure maple syrup, butter, ghee or coconut oil, a little cinnamon, some shredded coconut and a drizzle of nut butter. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
T h e S c r o u n g e
If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home! You may end up creating something even better!
If you don't have almond milk, use any plant based milk
If you don't have almond extract, use vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon total)
If you don't have nutmeg, do without
If you don't ave cinnamon, use pumpkin pie spice and skip the nutmeg as this usually has nutmeg and cinnamon in it
If you don't have lemon zest, use orange or lime zest or do without
If you don't have gluten free bread, use whatever bread you have
I n g r e d i e n t s
*serves 4 makes ~8-12 pieces depending on bread size
2/3 cup almond milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
a few dashes of nutmeg
zest of 1/2 a lemon
gluten free bread I like this one
butter, ghee or coconut oil
pure maple syrup
nut butter: almond, peanut, cashew or mixed
more lemon zest
unsweetened shredded coconut
D i r e c t i o n s
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients excluding the gluten free bread.
Using a large griddle or a skillet, over medium high heat, melt butter, ghee or coconut oil to cover cooking area.
Soak each side of bread slices in egg mixture, one at a time.
Place soaked bread on griddle or skillet and allow to cook until browned on one side, then flip and brown the other side, about 2-3 minutes each side.
Remove from heat once cooked and place on a plate.
Serve with any or all of the optional toppings listed above and enjoy!