Alternative recipe for Xmas golden slices (or French toast) in a vegan version, healthier, without milk or eggs. Served with vegetable yogurt, walnuts and maple syrup. Simply delicious.

Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 slices hard bread
  • 2 to 3 tbsps. coconut oil or olive oil to sauté the slices

Batter for the golden slices

  • 1 + ½ cup of vegetable milk I used oatmeal
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 1 cinnamon stick powder
  • 2 lemon peels
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger
  • ¼ tsp. powdered turmeric

Topping

  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar or other
  • vegetable yogurt to taste
  • nuts to taste
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. maple syrup or other

Instructions
  1. Start by dissolving the cornstarch very well with the vegetable milk.
  2. In a pan, add the mixture of starch and milk, maple syrup, cinnamon stick, turmeric and ginger and lemon peel. It wraps well.
  3. Over medium low heat, heat this mixture until the vegetable drink starts to thicken.
  4. When it thickens, we turn off the heat and let it cool. It will have a consistency similar to cream. Note: it is important to let it cool before wrapping the bread so that it does not fall apart
  5. We wrap the bread slices in the cream, ensuring that the entire surface of the bread is well covered.
  6. Repeat the process for the remaining slices.
  7. Heat a non-stick skillet with coconut oil and when hot, add the bread slices.
  8. Cover the pan while the slices are cooking.
  9. When browned (about 2 to 4 minutes), turn the bread slices over and let it brown for another 2 to 4 minutes. Or even start creating a layer that is browned around the edges.
  10. In a plate mix the cinnamon and sugar (from the topping).
  11. Wrap the bread slices in cinnamon and sugar.
  12. Serve the browned slices with vegetable yogurt, walnuts and maple syrup.

Notes:

  1. If you have leftover cream to wrap on bread, you can keep this mixture in the fridge for up to 5 days. As it has cornstarch, it is normal to gain more consistency, but the process will work on the remaining days, just mix it in the bread.
  2. As the slices are not fried, they will not be crispy, however the cream layer adds flavor and a delicious texture to the bread.

Recipe and images from the Made By Choices Blog.