French Toast (HCLF, Dairy Free, Egg-less)
One weekend day I was craving french toast. There are plenty of vegan recipes that call for a flax seed egg which is great BUT I had two problems with these at the time. I wanted to stay within my High Carb/Low Fat macros, which meant no flax and I wanted the traditionally eggy flavor.
You will make this french toast just as you normally would. The batter mixture has a couple different ingredients to replace the egg. You can use any type of nut or dairy alternative milk.
To replace the egg and instead of the high fat flax egg I used a little flour, nutritional yeast, and a pinch of black salt. If you have not heard of black salt or nutritional yeast, here is an explanation of each:
Black Salt: Chaat masala, an Indian spice blend, is dependent upon black salt for its characteristic sulfurous hard-boiled-egg aroma. Those who are not accustomed to black salt often describe the smell as similar to eggs. Many like to use it in tofu scramble as well.
I ordered this one from Amazon but you can find it in health food stores and the ethnic cooking aisles of some grocery stores.
Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is a food additive made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it. Because it's inactive, it doesn't froth or grow like baking yeast does so it has no leavening ability and is gluten free. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals as well as gives recipes a cheesy flavor. Studies suggest that nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.
The black salt is more for the sulfur smell and replaces regular salt in the recipe so it is optional. I would not recommended leaving out the nutritional yeast as this is what provides the eggy flavor.
I don't love overly soggy french toast so I was able to get 9 pieces of toast out of the batter but if you like it soaked I would say you could get more like 6. I have also used a french bread, sourdough, and regular sandwich bread which have all turned out well.
Whether it be for health or allergies, whatever the reason you need an egg free/ dairy free french toast recipe, I hope you enjoy this one!
6-9 pieces of bread
1 cup nut milk
2 tablespoons flour (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/8 teaspoon black sea salt (optional)
1. In a low profile bowl or pie dish whisk all ingredients except for the bread together.
2. Spray or grease pan as you wish and heat to medium heat.
3. Carefully dip bread quickly in batter and transfer to pan.
4. Cook until each side is slightly browned.
5. Top with powdered sugar, berries, or maple syrup and serve!
To download the recipe printable PDF click here