Background and History:
French Toast, known as “Pain Perdu” in France, has a rich history that dates back centuries. It was originally a clever way to use stale bread, as it involves soaking slices in a mixture of eggs and milk. However, making French Toast without milk is a versatile alternative for those with dietary restrictions or dairy allergies. This dish continues to be a breakfast favorite worldwide, and its simplicity and adaptability make it a cherished classic.
- 4 slices of bread (stale or day-old bread works well)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of a milk substitute (e.g., almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Cooking oil or butter for frying
- Maple syrup and fresh berries for serving
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk substitute, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of cooking oil or butter to prevent sticking.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are well-coated but not overly soaked.
- Place the dipped bread slices on the heated skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Continue to cook all slices, adding more oil or butter as needed.
- Serve the French Toast hot, topped with maple syrup and fresh berries or your choice of toppings.
(Per serving, without toppings)
- Calories: 220
- Protein: 8g
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 6g
- You can customize your French Toast with various toppings like powdered sugar, honey, or sliced bananas.
- Experiment with different types of bread, from traditional white to whole wheat or gluten-free options.
This dish may contain eggs and a milk substitute, which can be allergens for some individuals. Ensure there are no allergies to any of the ingredients used, and consider omitting or substituting any problematic components accordingly.