Vegan French Toast

Use silken tofu for a smooth, vegan version of French Toast that can be a scrumptious weekend breakfast or a tasty dessert. Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 x 400g silken tofu, lightly pressed

1 cup plant-based milk (ie soya or almond)

1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

4 slices of bread

Oil for frying

Method

Combine the tofu, milk, maple syrup, ginger and cinnamon in a blender and whizz into a smooth paste. Start by adding less milk up to 1 cup to reach the desired consistency. If the paste is too thin it won’t stick to the bread.

Spread the paste onto both sides of the slices of bread, the easiest way to do this is transfer the sauce to a shallow dish and dip each slice of bread in with your fingers. Now you have a choice. Either bake, grill or fry. Frying is quick, heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan, when the oil is hot add the slices of bread one at a time. Turn half-way through cooking and watch for burning. This works well with sunflower or coconut oil as they fry well at high temperatures and don’t affect the taste of the toast. Alternatively, you can grill or bake on a lightly-oiled baking tray if you want a lower fat version. Again, turn the bread half way though when the top side is golden brown.

Serve with fresh fruit, drizzled with maple syrup and I like it with a dollop of my favourite nut butter such as almond or cashew for extra protein and crunchy nuttiness.

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