You can top this basic French Toast recipe with any fresh fruit or other toppings you like throughout the year. In May and June, when our garden is chock full of rhubarb, we top these with a Simple Rhubarb Sauce which is sweet, tart, and oh-so fresh.
- 3 Tbs - flax meal (ground flax seed)
- 3 cups - soy milk, plain and unsweetened
- 1 pinch - black salt
- 1 tsp - ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tbs - maple syrup
- 12 slices - thickly-sliced whole-grain bread (homemade is best of course!)
- 1/2 recipe - Simple Rhubarb Sauce (see separate recipe in link below)
- Make the Simple Rhubarb Sauce according to the recipe.
- If you are using an non-stick, electric griddle with a temperature control, preheat it to 375 °F. If you are using a non-stick skillet or non-stick, stove-top griddle, preheat it over medium heat.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flax meal with 1/4 cup of the soy milk, until the mixture becomes viscous like slightly beaten eggs, about 30-45 seconds. Add the remaining Batter ingredients and whisk together.
- Check the griddle or skillet to be sure it's properly heated and ready for the batter. Test by sprinkling a few drops of water on the surface. At the proper temperature, the droplets should dance around. If the griddle is too hot, the droplets will evaporate on contact, in which case you should reduce the heat, wait a few minutes and test again.
- Dip a slice of bread into the batter, covering both sides, and let it soak in the batter for a few seconds. Lift the slice out of the batter, drain off the excess, and place on the hot griddle. Cook until the underside is golden brown, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the bread.
- Serve with the Simple Rhubarb Sauce or your favorite toppings.
The black salt in this recipe provides just a hint of eggy flavor. You can omit it if you don't like the taste of eggs.
Though the recipe suggests making half the recipe of the Simple Rhubarb Sauce, we always make the whole recipe and refrigerate any leftovers. It never goes to waste. It makes a fabulous side dish with almost any meal, and a lovely, simple dessert.
Nutrition (per serving): 582 calories, 78% calories from carbohydrates, 13% calories from protein, 9% calories from fat, 18.4g fiber.