Background and History:
French toast is a beloved breakfast classic that has been enjoyed for centuries. While its precise origins are debated, variations of this dish can be traced back to ancient times. French toast, known by different names and prepared in diverse ways worldwide, is a testament to the art of making delicious use of stale bread. This version, without milk, caters to those with dietary restrictions and offers a dairy-free twist on the timeless favorite.
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Butter or cooking oil for frying
- Maple syrup and fresh fruit for serving (optional)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a bit of butter or cooking oil.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure both sides are well-coated.
- Place the coated bread slices in the hot skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and slightly crispy.
- Serve your French toast without milk hot, topped with maple syrup and fresh fruit if desired.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, excluding optional toppings)
- Calories: 250
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 190mg
- Sodium: 250mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 30g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 9g
- Protein: 10g
- The water in the egg mixture helps maintain the moisture content in the absence of milk, creating a soft and delicious French toast.
- Be aware of any egg or wheat allergies among your diners. Adapt the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.