Easy Peazy French Toast
French toast was always one of those breakfasts I enjoyed when I was out for brunch at a restaurant. I never realized how simple it is to make, and how satisfying it can be.
First of all, french toast makes the house smell SO damn good. All I can remember is how the house smelled from those kellog's french toast sticks, or brown sugar cinnamon poptarts, and this was even better (and a little more natural lol).
By making it yourself, you can control how sweet and how cinnamon-y yours is, and most importantly, what toppings you use. I love to add nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, nut butters, coconut chips, or whatever else I have in the kitchen at the time.
I don't know about you guys, but with Thanksgiving just ending, my fridge is stocked with leftovers. I had some leftover cranberry sauce (only 3 ingredients) from the other day, and decided to top the french toast with some of it. At this rate, Thanksgiving foods will be incorporated into my meals until the summer.
So without further ado, here's the recipe. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 slices bread (I used sprouted Food For Life)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. ghee, clarified butter, or coconut oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Maple syrup (amount depends on how sweet you want)
- Lots and lots of cinnamon
- In a shallow dish, mix eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and about 1 tbsp maple syrup well
- Depending how large your dish is, place 1 or both slices in the batter
- Let soak for a couple of minutes on each side. Bread should be saturated but not soggy.
- In a skillet, heat your oil of choice over medium heat
- Once hot, place soaked slices in the skillet. Top with more cinnamon and can add a drizzle of maple syrup if you'd like
- Flip every couple minutes, adding cinnamon each time if preferred.
- Once slightly browned on each side, take off heat and place on a plate
- Top with nuts, seeds, nut butter, fruit. I did cranberry sauce because #leftovers for days