This fall and winter season I’m having an affair with pumpkin spice and I’ve been playing with its aromatic flavors on many dishes both savory and sweet. But today, prepare to sink your teeth in layers of flavor and texture on this amazing french toast recipe. French toast is usually my to go recipe when I have nothing in my pantry or fridge for breakfast. And since this recipe is so quick and simple, even your kids can help you make this.
This past weekend I went to Portland, Oregon and stayed with good old friends in their beautiful cozy home. We visited the Mulnomah waterfalls and they were spectacular! Although my visit was quite short, just everything about Portland was truly amazing. I am so grateful for the hospitality of my friends and the good times we shared. The weather was actually not rainy, but it was pretty chilly so this recipe for french toast was the breakfast I whipped up for my friends one morning. It was perfect to warm everyones hearts and tummies! So crispy on the outside and chewy in the inside, and the pumpkin spice really gives it a whole new level of flavor on your taste buds, enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
2 cups pancake flour mix (or 2 cups of flour + 2 tsp baking powder)
2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1 cup water
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil
12 pieces of sliced french bread
In a medium bowl, large enough to dip the sliced bread in, combine the flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt, and add water, vanilla and maple syrup. Whisk to a thick consistency. Melt butter or coconut oil over medium heat in a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet. Dip one side of the sliced bread in the flour mixture and place on skillet. Fry till the bottom is golden brown, then with a spoon or 1/4 cup, add batter to the top of the bread and quickly flip over. Fry till golden brown and add butter to avoid it getting stuck to the pan. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread. Serve immediately with syrup. You can also dress it with fresh berries and coconut whip cream!
Note: If you don’t have pancake mix, use 2 cups of white flour and 2-3 tsp of baking powder. You can also add some flax seeds,1/4 cup of chickpea flour or whole wheat flour for a healthier version.