Vegan Strawberry Lemon French Toast

January 13, 2021
I have made plenty of versions of French toast but this is my favorite variation that I have tried yet. A few months ago, a friend taught me to use chickpea flour rather than flax seed as the egg replacement and this swap created the most authentic tasting replica. Chickpea flour has an eggy texture and flavor and contains a bunch of fiber and protein, making it the perfect healthy substitute.
I added some lemon juice and zest to the batter to brighten up this breakfast. Strawberries make the perfect companion to lemons so I macerated some to create a quick topping. To macerate berries, you simply soak them in a little liquid and sugar until they begin to soften and release their juices. I recommend doing this the night before for the best results but this is not necessary. You can also top your French toast with some vegan butter, maple syrup. confectioners sugar, and coconut whipped cream.
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Vegan Strawberry Lemon French Toast

Recipe Type: Breakfast
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • For the french toast:
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 slices thick sliced bread
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1. Start by making the strawberry topping. In a small mixing bowl, add the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Set aside until your french toast is finished cooking.

2. In a separate mixing bowl, add the chickpea flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Whisk together.

3. Stir in the almond milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Stir until there are no lumps.

4. Heat the butter over a large pan over medium heat until it melts.

5. Dip each slice of bread into the batter and flip and repeat until lightly coated, one at a time.

6. Cook french toast for 3-4 minutes on each side, until it begins to turn golden brown.

7. Remove from heat and to with the strawberries and whatever else you would like.

Also see: Pomegranate Almond Tabouleh 

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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