Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins
A delicious, healthy, easy, and custardy vegan French toast from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's new cookbook, "Vegan Brunch". Recipe is very low effort but requires 30 minutes soaking time. TIP: These french toast recipes call for stale bread because it’s going to be soaking up custard, but you still want the bread to hold its shape. Fresh bread will get mushy and, worst case scenario, fall apart. A 3 day old loaf should be just fine and 5 days old might be too late (make it into breadcrumbs instead.) If you have only a fresh baguette, toast slices at 300°F oven for about 10 minutes, until they are hardened a bit but not toasted.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
- 1 1⁄2 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 stale baguette, sliced diagonally in 1 inch pieces (see above tip) or 8 pieces thick sliced bread (see above tip)
- cooking oil, for the pan
- Mix together all ingredients except for the bread. Spread out baguette slices on a rimmed baking pan in a single layer. Pour on pumpkin mixture and flip to coat. Let sit for 20 minutes, then flip over and soak for 10 minutes more.
- Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil, or drizzle a little into the pan, and cook about half of the soaked breads at a time for 5 to 7 minutes on one side and about 3 minutes on the other. They should be golden to medium brown and flecked with darker spots. Keep warm on a plate covered with tin foil while you cook the second batch.
- If not serving immediately, cover and place in a 200°F oven for up to an hour. Serve with maple syrup and margarine, of course.
I made it to the recipe's exact directions, and it was not good. Flavors are okay, but texture of it wasn't good at all. Will not be repeating.
Made this recipe for Sunday Breakfast. The only alteration I made was to use 2% instead of almond milk. Don't think my bread was stale enough, cuz it was a tad satured with the mixture, so I left it on the griddle a little longer. Glad I tried it, but not a repeat breakfast in our house.