Easy Dairy-Free French Toast - dummies

By Suzanne Havala Hobbs

Although this basic French toast recipe calls for whole wheat bread, experiment with different types of bread, like cinnamon, sourdough, pumpkin, banana, or French. Try various types and flavors of nondairy milk; vanilla-flavored almond milk is especially tasty.

You can omit the eggs in this recipe if you simply add a tablespoon of flour to the soymilk mixture. Also, add a little more cinnamon or nutmeg to the powdered sugar if you would like a stronger flavor.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: About 6 minutes

Yield: Three 2-slice servings

2 eggs (or equivalent amount of cholesterol-free egg replacer)

2/3 cup soymilk (or your choice of nondairy milk, plain or vanilla)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Vegetable oil, as desired for griddle

6 slices of whole-wheat bread

Powdered sugar

Maple syrup

Sliced kiwi fruit and strawberry halves for garnish (optional)

  1. Whisk together the eggs, soymilk, spices, and vanilla.

  2. Generously oil a griddle with 3 or 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat it until a drop of water spatters when flicked onto the pan.

  3. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the soymilk mixture and transfer each slice to the heated griddle. The first side will take about 2 to 3 minutes to brown. Cook the second side for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.

  4. Remove the French toast from the griddle and place it on a serving plate. Dust each slice of French toast with powdered sugar and serve with a pitcher of warm maple syrup. If desired, garnish with thin slices of kiwi fruit and strawberry halves.

Per serving: Calories 315 (104 from Fat); Fat 12g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 2mg; Sodium 346mg; Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 11g.