Butternut French Toast, Vegan Style!

Butternut French Toast, Vegan Style!

We’ve been really digging our breakfast foods around the old homestead lately. Wednesday nights have been officially declared “Brinner” (Breakfast for Dinner) nights for some time now, and we’re getting gung-ho about brunch foods on the weekend as well. This weekend, we finally made a dish that we’ve both been lusting after for some time: French toast.

This is not your typical maple-syrup-and-non-dairy-milk type of vegan French toast, though. This is my new, patented, hands-down favorite French toast dish of all time (as of Sunday).

The inspiration came when flipping through Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I adapted her recipe for Pumpkin French Toast to use roasted butternut squash. I had the butternut on hand in the freezer, but I also chose it for the flavor. Butternut squash, when roasted, is sweeter and milder than pumpkin, so I knew this dish was going to be a winner.


Butternut French Toast
Yield: 4 slices

1/2 cup mashed roasted butternut squash
1/2 cup coconut milk (plain soy milk can be substituted)
1/4 cup plain soy milk
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
4 1-inch slices of day old bread (I used multi-grain French bread)
Oil for pan

Mix all ingredients (except bread and oil) in a wide, shallow bowl. Dredge bread in liquid, turning to coat both sides. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes on each side, depending on how stale your bread is.

Heat a nonstick frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and spray or drizzle lightly with oil. Transfer soaked bread to your frying pan and cook 5-7 minutes, turn, and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes. Your bread should be medium-brown and slightly stiff at the corners.

Remove from heat, garnish with nondairy cream cheese and frozen cranberries. Nom!

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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