Peanut and pumpkin combine to make the best single-serve, gluten-free, vegan French toast! The only recipe you’ll need for a unique and flavorful healthy breakfast!
***This post has been updated in April 2016. Original writing stands***
Don’t think I forgot about the wonderful squash we call pumpkin. I actually have not cooked with pumpkin awhile. I know, it’s sad. But I guess after my pumpkin craze during the summer and until Octoberish was just one of those “current obsession” phases. Don’t get me wrong though, I still adore the stuff and will still use it all year round without a doubt. As I was looking through my recipe achieve of to-be-blogged-about recipes, I came across some old pumpkin goodies. A common breakfast dish that many people love. One of those recipes that get passed down through the family and is made on a special Sunday morning. The smell beckoning you out from bed even in the dead of winter because you know once you get up and stumble down the stairs you will be rewarded with a warm toasty stack of French Toast!
I know, I know French Toast might not be something you think can be vegan and gluten-free, but let me tell you…it can…and it can be good! I think there are 3 types of people in life. Those who like Pancakes, those who like Waffles, and those who like French Toast. Now I know there is some overlap, but really, if you were given the choice between these three, which would you choose? I have to say I am a pancake women myself. Nothing makes a morning better then delicious, steamy, fluffy, soft, (chocolatey) pancakes. The night before I know I am going to make them for breakfast, I dream about them all night. But I first have to make them which sometimes I really don’t want to. But then once I get the ingredients out it never takes that long and the reward is so worth it…more than worth it.
But lets move on the French Toast. That is why we are here today right? Now if you are a French Toast kind of woman/man, you are going to be very happy with this recipe. Vegan, gluten-free, and full of peanutty pumpkin goodness 🙂
Peanut Pumpkin French Toast
- 2 Pieces of Gluten-Free Bread
- ⅓ Cup of Water
- ¼ Cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 2 TB Peanut Flour
- ½ Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 5 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Stevia
- ½ Tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ½ Tsp of Cinnamon
- Optional Toppings:
- Maple Syrup
- Peanut Sauce: 2 TB of Peanut Flour, ¼ Tsp Cinnamon, and Water, mixed to desired consistency
- Roasted Peanuts
- Sprinkle of Peanut Flour and Cinnamon
- In a wide mixing bowl, combine the water, pumpkin, peanut flour, vanilla, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Heat a lightly greased pan on the stove over medium heat.
- Take a slice of bread and dip it in the pumpkin mixture. Make sure it is fully coated on both sides by letting it soak for a minute or so.
- Then place the bread in the pan and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Repeat dipping and cooking for the other slice.
- Top your slices with whatever toppings your heart desires!
Mmm, yes, French toast. I actually like this vegan version so much better then the normal egg version. This is the first time I made french toast myself and the first time I had it since being gluten-free and egg-free. I have to tell you, this is so much better! It doesn’t have that gross eggy taste…unless you like that or something, haha! And you can’t even make the argument that it has less protein since I didn’t use egg. Well guess what? It has even more protein because I used tons of peanut flour! Yes, Win!
Too lazy to make this French toast? Try a Mini Microwave French Toast!
So tell me:
+ Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast…and you can only choose one!
+ What was your favorite weekend breakfast as a child? My dad would always get us bagels on the weekend. I loved blueberry bagels or a sesame bagel with veggie cream cheese. But they always left me feeling so full, like lead in the stomach. Same thing with pancakes or french toast. But now I know why right! Haha!
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