Mmmmm french toast. A breakfast I rarely make but don't know why! Every time I make it my kids go crazy over how good it is. I will for sure keep this in the weekend breakfast line up!
So as far as substitutions go, I wanted to make some notes. I used to make a vegan version with flax eggs and it honestly turned out just fine. I never tried chia eggs but I would bet it is a lot like the flax egg. I now add real pasture raised eggs for the added protein for my boys' growing bodies.
You can use any kind of milk you desire but I find an organic grass fed heavy cream or half and half is really the best kind because of how rich and creamy it is! You can also find plant based versions of those such as Ripple and Califia brands. Or just use full fat canned coconut milk! There are plenty of dairy free butters as well, like Miyokos and Earth Balance. If you would rather do coconut oil, that will work as well.
I think the trick to a good french toast is the bread you use. Mine was old long fermented sourdough I had frozen that I left out overnight so it was pretty stale. If you use a soft bread it will just be super mushy. You can substitute gluten free bread just make sure it isn't soft. If you can find a french bread of some kind that honestly worked wonders. This is important especially if you are not using real eggs. Stale bread is everythaaaaang here! My pan fit 6 pieces of bread and it was a tight fit. You can always cut your sliced bread in half or even in chunks. Whatever you fancy.
If you want to use brown sugar you totally can! I just use coconut sugar because it is easier on my body. But if you like and can handle some organic brown sugar go ahead and substitute!
I topped mine with blueberries and strawberries but you can add sliced bananas, kiwis, blackberries, peaches and even some nuts! I also think a couple dollops of cream cheese is really delicious on french toast, but that's just me.
I only added a drizzle of maple syrup at the end but you live your best life and add as much as you seem necessary!
How ever you do this, in whatever fashion, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it and let me know how it goes!
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