As most of you may know, I usually love to enjoy smoothies for breakfast! They are quick, easy and pack a huge punch of micronutrients. But on lazy Sundays, I love to find new ways to make the typical brunchy foods into plant based foods! 🙂
French Toast Waffles
This is not a new concept. People have been smashing their french toast in waffle irons for a long time, because it’s fun and easy and simply perfection. But this is not your typical french toast waffle! This recipe is 100% derived from plants and 100% healthy for you!
How is this french toast alternative healthy? It contains the same amount of fats and carbs as traditional french toast, however there is no animal fat or cholesterol whatsoever.
Learn more about the plant based diet in this post Top 10 Reasons to Go Vegan
There are just a few extra steps in making the “egg” batter to make this recipe plant based. Most ingredients can be found right in your pantry.
- coconut milk (usually canned)
- soy/almond/cashew milk (unsweetened and unflavored, or make your own!)
- flour (any kind you like or have on hand)
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- your choice of bread
Make this recipe good-for-you! Here’s what to choose to make this recipe the good for you kind.
- Use this coconut milk; the cream has been removed to bring to fat content down
- Choose this soy milk to add some healthy protein to the waffles
- Use ground oats to make your own healthy flour
- Try this 100% maple syrup with no additives
- Always choose (the less processed) sprouted grain bread for extra nutrition
Remember that organic products are best, but not always cost effective; choose what makes sense to you.
Don’t underestimate a good topping! Add some extra protein to the stack by using a little almond butter. Then add some fresh fruit and agave nectar or maple syrup. YUM!
French Toast Waffles - Plant Based
- 1/2 Cup coconut milk
- 1/2 Cup soy/almond/cashew milk
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp oat flour
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- 8 slices of sprouted grain bread
Plug in the waffle iron to warm up while prepping the "egg" batter
Combine all ingredients (besides the bread) and mix well.
When the iron is hot, dunk the bread in the "egg" batter and evenly coat both sides of the bread in batter (the oat flour might settle at the bottom, just mix between dunks)
Smash the soaked bread in the iron and let it do it's thang until it's done! Repeat one more time with the remaining 4 slices of bread.
Add your favorite toppings: nut butter, jelly, fresh fruit, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc. ENJOY!
Freeze leftovers for easy toaster waffles!
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