Original Post 12-10-10
Life-changer...being able to make french toast without eggs. Probably one of my best discoveries as a food allergy mom!
I had been using applesauce as an egg replacer in baked good, and it's works well for "1 egg required" recipes. But there are just some recipes for which applesauce just will not do.
Applesauce does not make good French toast. Neither does banana. I tried both as egg replacers and they were a no-go for me. Big time.
When I finally learned about flax eggs, it didn't take me long to wonder if this may work for french toast. And boy did it!
I love that the bread crisps up like normal French Toast, no mush with with this. And it has a delightful little nutty taste from the flax. If you have egg allergies, you will want to give this a try!
DAIRY-FREE & EGG-FREE FRENCH TOAST
1 Tbs Ground Flax Seed
3 Tbs Water
Dash of Vanilla
Pinch of Cinnamon
Dairy & Egg Free Bread
Makes 4 pieces
If you buy whole flax seeds, put a bunch in your blender and grind them. Reserve a tablespoon for your French toast and put the rest in the freezer in an airtight container. They will last a long time for all your egg replacement needs.
Or you can purchase flax seeds already ground....flax meal. Also, store the remainder in the freezer in an airtight container.
Mix 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit a few minutes until it reaches egg-like consistency.
Mix your flax seed and water mixture with a little soy, rice, almond, or coconut milk (dairy-free).
Add a little vanilla for fun. Cinnamon is also an option.
Then dip your dairy-free bread in the mixture, lightly covering both sides.
Toast both sides of your bread on a hot stove-top griddle like you normally would for French Toast.
We top our French Toast with real maple syrup and dairy-free Earth Balance buttery spread.
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