This stuffed vegan french toast is an extra special brunch recipe.
When I was growing up, french toast was one of those special recipes that we used to get now and again. I remember my mum would make it, and I always loved it. That’s why I think french toast is the perfect recipe to make someone for a special occasion. If you’re looking for a beautiful ruby red Valentine’s Day breakfast, this is perfect. It’s surprisingly fast to make, not taking much longer than regular french toast. For the simple effort that it requires, it really is a showstopper.
You may notice kala namak in the ingredients.
It wasn’t until I met Freya that I even tried sweet french toast. Up until that point, I had always had it as a savoury breakfast with something like cheese and tomato ketchup. I’m now a complete convert to sweet french toast, but I do still love the savoury taste of the ‘eggy’ part of it. The best way we’ve found to replicate this savouriness is using a mix of nutritional yeast and kala namak. Kala namak (or black rock salt) is essentially a sulfurous salt that has the most surprising taste of eggs, and when combined with nutritional yeast, it’s simply delicious!
Show yourself or your loved ones how much you care with this decadent vegan breakfast.
Nothing says “I love you” like breakfast in bed, especially when it’s been prepared with thought and attention, and doubly especially for me when it’s something as satisfying as french toast drowning in maple syrup. There are mornings when I wake up and I need to practice a little bit of self-love in the kitchen, and taking the time to prepare myself a brunch like this vegan french toast definitely checks that box.
It’s salty and sweet, crunchy and soft, and I love how luxurious it is.
One of my favourite things about this recipe is that it’s stuffed french toast. Imagine taking a peanut butter and jam sandwich and then turning it into french toast, that’s basically what this bad boy is. Because it’s filled, the middle of the french toast sandwich stays extra soft, which works so well with the crunchy almond crust. I also love the combination of raspberries with almond butter. The saltiness of the almond butter is divine with the sweet mashed raspberry filling. As the french toast cooks, the almond butter and raspberry melt into each other to make the most delicious combo.
The flaked almond crust takes this vegan french toast to the next level.
The flaked almonds encrusted on the outside not only make it taste delicious, but also make it look incredible too. We knew it was going to be a winner when we cooked it for the video (link) because of how damn delicious it looked. Anyone presented with a plate of this french toast is going to be totally wowed by it, jewelled with the flaked almonds. The extra crunch it adds to the bread really adds to the whole experience. I don’t know if I’ll be able to go back to regular french toast after this!
This Vegan French Toast recipe is:
- Sweet, sticky, fluffy & crunchy
- Ideal for Valentine’s day
- Quick & easy
- Fully vegan
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- Easy Chocolate and Cardamom Overnight Oats
- Four delicious vegan toast topping ideas
- Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie Porridge
Valentine’s Day Stuffed Vegan French Toast with Almond Butter and Raspberries
For the french toast
- 4 slices bread thick cut
- 3 tbsp sieved plain flour
- 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp kala namak (black rock salt) or salt
- 1 cup plant milk we used almond milk
- 1 handful almonds crushed, for coming the bread
- 1 tsp dairy-free butter for the pan
For the stuffing
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 150 g raspberries
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
For the toppings
- icing sugar dusted
- Add sugar to raspberries, mash and leave to one side.
- Make the batter by combining the flour, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, sugar, kala namak and dairy-free milk in a wide shallow bowl.
- Disperse the almond flakes out on a plate. Dip both sides of your bread into the batter, then place one side down onto the plate of almond flakes, so that one side of each slice of bread is coated with almonds.
- Spread almond butter on two of the four slices of bread, then top with the raspberries, squishing them down a bit into the bread. Place the other slices of bread on top to form a sandwich, making sure the sides with the almonds are facing out.
- Heat some dairy-free butter in a pan, then fry the french toast, almond side down in the pan for 7-10 minutes, flipping about halfway through.