Fantastic French Toast (Gluten Free)

gluten-free vegan French toast recipe

This recipe is great for a family breakfast or a small get together. Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011). Shown here using Ener-G Light Brown Rice Bread. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Makes: 8 slices

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla almond milk, soy milk, or other nondairy milk
  • 3 tablespoon chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1 ½ tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sorghum syrup
  • 2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or 1 tsp. raw vanilla bean powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices gluten-free bread

In a large, shallow casserole dish or pie pan, combine the nondairy milk, chickpea flour, cornstarch, nutritional yeast flakes, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, and whisk well.

Place 4 bread slices into almond milk mixture, flip slices over to coat other side, and leave to soak for 2 minutes. Lightly oil a large, nonstick skillet, and place over medium heat. (Or use a griddle.)

gluten-free vegan French toast recipe Using a fork, carefully remove bread slices from the nondairy milk mixture, and place them into the hot skillet. Cook bread slices for 1 or 2 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.

Flip over bread with a spatula, and cook for 1 or 2 more minutes or until golden brown on the other side. While first batch cooks, repeat soaking procedure for remaining 4 slices of bread.

Lightly oil the skillet again, and repeat procedure for remaining bread slices. Serve hot with maple syrup, sorghum syrup, or other toppings of choice.

Variation: For added flavor, add 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest and ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg to the nondairy milk mixture.

Visit Beverly Bennett at The Vegan Chefand Julieanna Hever at The Plant-Based Dietician.
gluten-free vegan French toast recipe

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