This recipe for Vegan Eggnog Latte French Toast is super easy and so lovely for a cozy morning! I hope you can make it for your family as part of your holiday time festivities. This recipe is absolutely Christmas morning approved..
Add a big fresh fruit bowl, a few steamy mugs and brunch is ready!..
French toast is so easy to make and I think much harder to “mess up” compared to pancakes of waffles.
Happy holiday week everyone! I am happy to be spending Christmas week here in LA. My plans this year: small celebrations, plenty of festive food (last call for pumpkin recipes!) and a few days getting outside to soak up some sunshine.
And also embracing the holiday movie season. I mean there are sooo many great films out this time of year. I love seeing movies around Christmas. And yes I totally plan on seeing Star Wars again because omgosh I loved it so much. (And this comes from a girl who up until a few months ago vowed to never get into all the silly “Star Wars” hype – because I had never seen any of the movies.) Well I am eating my words as I nibble popcorn from a dark theater, Star Wars ticket stub in hand, as I feel booms of joy when that opening Star Wars theme music starts echoing through the theater, the opening scroll of shiny yellow words drifting into a sea of stars.
I am wishing for some rain because a) LA still needs it and b) rain + movies + hot cocoa + cozy holiday time = my kind of happy. Oh if only I could squeeze SNOW into that equation.
But one thing we can all easily add to our festive holiday plans: Eggnog French Toast. This recipe helps you there.
Vegan Eggnog. A few options… Califia Farms Nog. So Delicious Coconut Nog (this is the brand I used today.) Or DIY some nog by very simply making homemade almond milk or cashew milk and adding these spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean and maybe some cardamom. Or use this recipe for pumpkin nog — just don’t heat it.
Vegan Eggnog Latte French Toast
- 10 slices bread, I used day old sourdough bread (5 large slices, halved)
- Wet Mixture:
- 1 1/4 cups vegan eggnog (there are a few brands available in stores – I used So Delicious)
- 2 Tbsp espresso (optional) – or sub with coffee or matcha
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp orange zest
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- To Serve:
- maple syrup + fresh orange zest
- For the pan:
- vegan buttery spread (Earth Balance)
- Add all wet mixture ingredients to a blender and blend on low for 2-3 minutes until the flax seeds and banana thicken the mixture.
- Pour the wet mixture into a bowl or small flat dish. Add a few slices of bread and all them to soak until they are saturated and marinated in the mixture. Using day old bread REALLY helps because then the bread doesn’t fall apart when it gets wet. I love sourdough varieties best for the tangy flavor it adds.
- Warm up a skillet over medium-high heat. Take a few minutes to fully warm the skillet before beginning.
- Add a teaspoon of vegan butter to the hot skillet and slather it around the pan. Add 2-3 soaked slices of bread. Cook 1-2 minutes and then flip. Then cook for another 2-3 minutes. Getting the pan nice and hot is how you get a pretty sear to your bread. When both sides are darkly caramelized with streaks of dark brown, remove them from the pan and add to serving platter. Tip: For extra spiced flavor add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the wet side up bread while it is in the skillet – just before flipping.
- Continue cooking until all the slices are done. Serve platter while french toast is nice and warm. Add fresh orange zest and maple syrup on top to serve.
Yield: 10 slices
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
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