DO YOU LOVE FRENCH TOAST? OF COURSE YOU DO

But eggs and milk aren’t the most eco-friendly ingredients. It takes 53 gallons of water to produce a single egg and 820 gallons of water to produce just 8 ounces of milk. Crazy, huh? So this recipe uses almond milk, and is thickened with a little tofu and chia seeds instead. It fries up well and is super-satisfying—all while being lighter on the planet.

Serves: 6
Prep and cooking time: 20 minutes
 
Ingredients: 
1½ C almond milk
½ C firm tofu
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, plus additional for serving
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1½ Tbsp nutritional yeast
1½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
6 - 12 slices of bread, about ¾ inch thick
3 Tbsp margarine, for frying, plus extra as needed
Fresh berries, to serve
Powdered sugar, to serve
 
Method: 
Add the almond milk, tofu, maple syrup, chia seeds, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a food processor or blender and pulse until mixed and tofu is almost smooth but a tiny bit crumbly. You want this liquidy enough to coat the bread with; if it’s not, add some more almond milk, a little at a time, and pulse.
 
Place the bread slices neatly inside a large casserole dish and pour the mixture over the bread. Flip the slices to coat the other side, and leave resting in the mix.
 
Heat the margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add a few slices of bread. Let one side cook and turn golden brown, about 3 minutes, then flip to cook the other side.  
 
Stack on plates and serve topped with maple syrup, fresh berries and powdered sugar. 

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