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Svelte French Toast

Eggs, sugar and white bread are the usual ingredients in French Toast, making it less than healthy for us. In my vegan version, we create plenty of flavor that won't land heavy on your hips.

Ingredients
1/2 pound silken tofu
1/4 cup almond milk (or soy, but almond is so nice)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Generous pinch ground cinnamon
Sea salt
1/4 cup spring or filtered water
2 tablespoons avocado oil
4 slices whole grain bread
1 cup brown rice syrup
1 cup fresh fruit, diced or, if using berries, halved or left whole

Directions
Place tofu, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, a pinch of salt and water in a blender and puree until smooth, the consistency of beaten eggs.  Heat a skillet or griddle pan over medium heat with avocado oil. Dredge bread in tofu mixture on both sides and lay on griddle pan. Cook until browned on both sides, turning once, about 2 minutes per side.

While the toast cooks, make the syrup. Place rise syrup, a pinch of salt and fruit in a sauce pan over medium-low heat and cook until fruit is soft and syrup is runny, about 5 minutes.  Plate 2 slices of French toast on each plate and ladle syrup over top.

Makes 2 servings.

Note: if you can't get past using tofu in this recipe, replace it with 2 ripe bananas and proceed with the recipe as stated above.


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