Ever since I started making eggless pancakes and eggless waffles, these have become staple breakfast items every weekend. The colorful rainbow tofu scramble is also a regular in place of the usual egg scramble.
The one other classic American breakfast dish which was missing, was the French toast. For some reason I never was interested in trying it. But I started receiving requests for it from some of the visitors to the blog. So started browsing for recipes and tried 2 variations. Most of the recipes either used bananas instead of the eggs, or cornstarch or custard powder. I tried bananas and felt that the flavor of bananas was dominant in the toast. Wanted to try it with silken tofu, but didn't have it in hand. So thought of using unsweetened applesauce instead of banana. Also there needed to be some binding agent for the mix to stick to the bread. I did not want to use cornstarch, so used flax seed meal.
I blended everything together and set it aside for a couple of minutes. Prepared the toasts as usual and we all loved it. The fact is I really don't know if it's a good substitute for the usual French toast because I haven't tasted one. So you guys have to try it and tell me if it's a good one.
Eggless French Toast Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 bread slices, preferably thickly sliced and stale (I used whole wheat bread)
- A few droplets butter or coconut oil as needed
- In a blender, blend together all the ingredients except bread and oil. Pour it in a wide dish.
- Heat a griddle at medium-high. Once the pan is hot add the butter or oil.
- Dip bread into the mix gently on both sides. Do not drench it in the mix and make it soggy.
- Toast the dipped bread on both sides until golden brown.
- Sprinkle icing sugar, top it with strawberries, walnuts and drizzle some maple syrup before serving.
- You can make it vegan use non-dairy milk for the mix and coconut oil or any other oil/non-hydrogenated margarine of your choice for frying the bread.