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Vegan French toast with berries

Vegan French toast

Published: December 20, 2021 at 11:19 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2 as a brunch

We've put a vegan twist on the brunch staple – the maple-cinnamon glaze helps crisp up the toast and caramelise the edges. Serve with yogurt and berries for a crowdpleasing start to your day

  • Vegan
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal294
fat4.1g
saturates1.4g
carbs52.7g
sugars24g
fibre2.5g
protein7.9g
salt0.6g
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Treat yourself to this vegan French toast, then check out our easy French toast, brioche French toastFrench toast bagel and more of the best brunch recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 200ml dairy-free milk
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup, plus more to serve
  • 4 slices stale bread
  • flavourless oil (such as sunflower oil), for frying
  • (defrosted) seasonal fruit or frozen berries
  • coconut ice cream or yogurt, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1
    Whisk the cornflour with a splash of the milk in a shallow bowl until smooth and lump-free, then whisk in the remaining milk, 1 tsp of the cinnamon, all the vanilla and 2 tbsp of maple syrup. 
  • STEP 2
    Soak the bread slices in the mixture for a few seconds on each side, then drain off any excess. 
  • STEP 3
    Heat a little oil in a frying pan, and fry the bread slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and crisp. Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining slices. 
  • STEP 4
    To serve, heat the grill to medium-high. Stir together the remaining 1 tbsp of maple syrup and ½ tsp of cinnamon, then brush evenly over the toasts, on a baking tray. Grill for 3-5 minutes or until the sugars start to caramelise. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving with fruit and ice cream or yogurt. 

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