Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast

At our house, French Toast is reserved for special occasions only…Matthew’s Birthday Breakfast and a Father’s Day Breakfast in bed.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast drizzled with Pure Maple Syrup and dusted with icing sugarDairy and egg allergies prevented Michael from indulging in this yummy breakfast treat…that is until I put my ‘thinking cap’ on and came up with an adapted recipe.

It all starts with a great slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Bread.

As much as I love my Black and Decker Deluxe Bread Machine, the loaves that it creates are not quite like a fresh loaf of bread baked in a loaf pan.  Carla @ My 1/2 Dozen Daily has perfected a recipe that combines the convenience of a bread machine and the quality of a loaf of bread baked in a loaf pan. I knew it would be the perfect bread for my Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast. Click here for the recipe.

Oh my…they are a thing of beauty!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free loaves of bread cooling on rack

The boys and I could not resist slicing a piece…

slices of Dairy,Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Bread

…and slathering it with Homemade Strawberry Jam!

a slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Bread with homemade strawberry jam

Michael was thrilled with his Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast! “Is this what French Toast really tastes like? Really?” he queried. As he walked away, full of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast he exclaimed, “Man, it kinda sucks…knowing what I have been missing all this time.”

Not anymore!

This recipe is adapted from my all-time favourite cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast being topped with Pure Maple Syrup

1/2 cup Natura Soy Milk or for a soy free version use Natura Rice Milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 flax egg (1 tbsp of flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp of water and left to sit for 10 minutes and then stirred)
slices of your favourite allergen friendly bread

Preheat your grill. I preheated our Cuisinart Griddler to 450 F.
Mix all ingredients together in a shallow bowl big enough to hold a slice of bread.

All ingredients in a shallow bowl to dip bread into

Dip both sides of a slice of bread in the mixture.
Spray griddle with a canola spray and cook bread on both sides until nice and crispy.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut French Toast on the griddle

Serve with some fresh fruit, pure maple syrup and a sprinkling of icing sugar.

enjoying a piece of Dairy,Egg,Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French ToastEnjoy!

P.S. Matthew came home the other day and wanted French Toast for lunch…think again, my dear. Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Toast will also be reserved for special occasions lest it lose its specialness!

P.P.S. My boys have not stopped raving about Carla’s bread! “It makes the best sandwiches! It seems to stay fresher longer!” explains Michael.

All I can say to Carla is…”thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Tip: Stir the ingredients just before dipping the bread as the flax meal tends to sink to the bottom. You may even want to sprinkle in more cinnamon as you go along as it stays on top and disappears after a bit…the cinnamon is the best part!

Question: Do you reserve the right to only make certain menu items for special occasions?