At this point, I know I shouldn’t be surprised at some of the vegan options available. More and more I realize there’s nothing a determined vegan with a full pantry and a strong blender/food processor can’t replicate or improve.
However, I had no idea this extended to a classic breakfast favorite like french toast. I knew about the vegan pancakes. I’ve MADE them even. But, in my mind, french toast was an entirely different beast because eggs were the foundation of the recipe. This example from Scramble here in Scottsdale proved otherwise. Concocted using a vegan vanilla custard and sturdy, French baguette, it was equal parts sweet and satisfying with a great texture.
Now that I am aware this delicious sorcery exists I’m pretty determined to make it for myself so it’s off to the kitchen (after a few google searches and I trip to the grocery store) to see what I can come up with. In my version, I want to keep the delicate vanilla flavor but maybe see if I can add a little more caramelization to the edges to up the ‘crunch’ factor. Also, I’m definitely adding strawberries and whipped coconut cream because, given the opportunity, I’ll put whipped coconut cream on most things.
Can’t wait to share the results!