Dairy-Free Sourdough French Toast is the perfect and delicious way to use up stale sourdough bread.
I had homemade sourdough bread that has gone a bit stale, as every home-made bread will in a couple of days. I’m all for zero-waste and smart cooking, though I am not successful all of the time, I do try.
One thing that I hate is bread getting moldy. That is really a shame and wasteful, as there is so much you can do with stale bread – breadcrumbs, bread dumplings, and french toast to name just a few.
When my bread goes stale I usually immediately remove it from the bag, cut it up into small slices or chunks and leave it out to dry. Then, I store it until enough dry bread is accumulated that I can do something with it, like turn it into breadcrumbs. Yeah, I haven’t bought breadcrumbs in a really, really long time.
We have not had french toast in forever, although we both like it. A cozy cold fall morning in and a couple of stale sourdough slices were just too perfect an opportunity to pass.
Making Sourdough French Toast is really easy too, and um, did I mention – it’s delicious??
You start by taking your stale bread slices and dipping them in plant-based milk (or regular milk) and let it soak up the liquid, turning on both sides. Then, you place the milk-soaked bread slice in a beaten egg, again turning on both sides and then you place the bread slice in a hot skillet or pan with melted fat or oil. You fry for a couple of minutes on medium, then turn on the other side and you’re done!
Place your Sourdough French Toast on a plate and top with your favorite toppings. I used some maple syrup, vanilla-flavored soy yogurt, frozen raspberries, dried mulberries, cacao nibs and chopped up almonds. Pure bliss!
- 6 slices stale sourdough bread (or other plain bread)
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups soy milk or other plant based milk
- drop of vanilla essence
- coconut fat for frying
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla-flavored soy yogurt or other plant based yogurt
- Raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 ts dried mulberries
- 1 tbs chopped almonds
- Cacao nibs
- Prepare two bowls. In one, crack open two eggs, add a pinch of salt and beat with a fork or whisk. Pour plant-based milk and a drop of vanilla essence in the other bowl.
- Take a slice of stale bread and dip it in milk. Let it soak up the liquid, turning on both sides. Then, place the milk-soaked bread slice in the beaten eggs, again turning on both sides.
- Heat a skillet or pan on medium and add a bit of coconut fat (or butter or oil). Place bread slice in a hot pan and fry for a couple of minutes, then turn on the other side and fry for another couple of minutes, until both sides are golden brown and crispy. Remove bread slice from pan and set aside on a plate, covered with a paper towel to soak up excess fat. Repeat until you've used up all bread slices.
- Place you french toast on a plate and top with maple syrup, some vanilla-flavored soy yogurt, frozen raspberries, dried mulberries, cacao nibs and chopped up almonds. Serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 563mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 16g
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