A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a day-old baguette and a sneaking suspicion that if I didn’t turn the baguette into something delicious, it would lay moldering in the kitchen for the next week. I had the eggs and cinnamon to make a delicious French toast – but no milk! And there were 2 major reasons why I didn’t want to go to the store to buy some:
- I was traveling on Monday and didn’t want the milk to rot in my fridge
- Pure laziness
So this recipe was born as a proof of concept – can you make French toast without milk? The answer is yes you most certainly can. Here’s one for all the milkless households out there!
Milkless French toast
Prep time: 20 minutes
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
4 pieces bread, preferably thick and day-old
Powdered sugar (optional)
- Whisk together eggs, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Soak one side of bread in mixture, then flip and soak other side. Make sure the bread is soaked through but not falling apart.
- Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Fry soaked bread until golden brown, then flip and repeat.
- Serve with powdered sugar.
I did find that milkless French toast has a stronger egg flavor, and the interior of the bread is less soft. However, the outside is much crispier. I served these with my Syrup Alternative: Healthy Berry Compote and it was the perfect match. So the next time you don’t quite feel like going to the store for milk, give these a try!