Kissed French Toast

This better-for-you vegan version of French toast is sure to be a winner at your house. Everybody loves the sweet flavor of French toast kissed with spices.


1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons unbleached pastry flour
2 tablespoons melted nondairy no-trans-fats margarine
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Pinch sea salt
2 to 3 tablespoons organic shortening
Six 1-inch slices French bread or sourdough
Pure maple syrup, for serving

1. Blend all ingredients except last three in a blender. Place mixture in a saucepan and whisk while heating until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and slightly cool.

2. Melt some shortening in a skillet (cast iron works well for this) while soaking bread in batter. Place bread in skillet and brown on each side. Let it get nice and brown before turning, as batter is sticky. Use a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan well while turning.

3. Serve with pure maple syrup.

Serves 3 to 4.

Adapted from The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook, by Tanya Petrovna (Shambhala, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Tanya Petrovna. Reprinted by permission of Shambhala.
Adapted from The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook, by Tanya Petrovna (Shambhala, 2003).


J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago


Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Great recipe. Thanks.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks Annie.

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Jane W.
Jane Warren7 years ago

To extend the vegan theme, along with being healthy, please use olive oil instead of the shortening.

Bon L.
Bon L7 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Kay O.
Kay O7 years ago

Anything that has kiss in it is a hit with me! Turmeric &
cinnamon, what a combo, thanks!

Jeff J.
Richard N8 years ago