I must admit I have had a ridiculous sweet tooth lately! I LOVE french toast, but truth be told, I have never actually made it!
I know the premise behind it, so I decided I would give it a whirl! Of course it would be lovely with thick delicious white bread, but today I used Ezekiel Bread and to be honest, it was pretty darn good!
I topped my almondy french toast with Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam, a little melted almond butter, and some delicious fresh wild berries. The toast itself is not overly sweet, so the addition of the jam and berries with each bite is divine!
The recipe is really not complicated or as fancy as it looks-I promise!!
6 slices Ezekiel bread (or your bread of choice!)
1/2 c raw almonds (ground into almond meal)
3 medjool dates, pitted
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom (you can skip it if you don’t have it on hand)
1/4 tsp pure almond extract (use vanilla extract if you don’t have almond)
For pan frying: Coconut oil
The How To Part:
PULSE ALMONDS IN A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR TO MAKE ALMOND MEAL (FINE BUT WITH TINY LITTLE CHUNKS) TRANSFER TO A SHALLOW BOWL.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO BLEND TOO LONG OR YOU WILL END UP WITH ALMOND BUTTER!
COMBINE EGGS, SPICES, MEDJOOL DATES AND ALMOND EXTRACT IN A BLENDER UNTIL SMOOTH. POUR INTO A SHALLOW BOWL.
DIP EACH PIECE OF TOAST (BOTH SIDES) IN EGG MIXTURE
FOLLOW BY BOTH SIDES OF THE EGG DIPPED TOAST IN YOUR ALMOND MEAL
YOUR TOAST SHOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
ON MEDIUM, HEAT ABOUT 1 TBSP OF COCONUT OIL IN A FRYING PAN (IF YOU HAVE A PANCAKE GRIDDLE, WHIP IT OUT!)
FRY EACH SIDE FOR ABOUT 1-2 MINUTES EACH OR UNTIL GOLDEN. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN, AND CHECK OFTEN.
NOW IS THE FUN PART…..EATING!!!
TOP WITH WHATEVER YOUR LITTLE HEART DESIRES.
I USED SOME MELTED ALMOND BUTTER, Strawberry Chia Jam, AND FRESH BLUBERRIES.
I hope you enjoy! I know I did…and I actually had a leftover piece of toast cold and spread some of my jam on it for a snack! DELICIOUS!