I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and you’re enjoying all of the other winter holidays too! I know some of you got a new air fryer and I wanted to give you a fun breakfast recipe to make in it. This Nutty French Toast is from my new book, Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer.
You can use your favorite bread, then coat it in an oat nut mixture. Make it gluten-free by using a gluten-free bread and oats that are clearly labeled gluten-free.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake this on a baking pan in a 350 degree oven until crispy, about 15 minutes on each side.
My new book comes out January 2nd and is the perfect after the holidays gift for yourself or a belated present for a friend or family member that finally got an air fryer.
Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer: Nutty French Toast
gluten-free option*, soy-free, no oil added
French toast is a perfect way to start a weekend. This recipe takes it over the top with crunchy pecans and crispy oats. You can cut the bread into fingers to make them even more fun to eat!
- Makes a little over 2 cups - enough for 10 - 12 pieces of toast
- 1 cup (99g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (113g) pecans, or nut of your choice
- 2 tablespoons (12g) ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon (2g) ground cinnamon
- 8 pieces of whole grain vegan bread, regular or cinnamon raisin (*use gluten-free bread)
- 3/4 cup nondairy milk (plain or vanilla)
- maple syrup, for serving
Make the topping by adding the oats, nuts, flax seed and cinnamon to your food processor and pulse until it looks similar to bread crumbs. Do not over blend. Pour into a shallow pan that's large enough to dip your bread slices in.
Add the nondairy milk to a second container, then soak one or two pieces of the bread for about 15 seconds, turn and soak the other side. You don't want to leave it long enough to become mushy.
Place the amount that fits into your air fryer basket at once time without overlapping. Cook at 350 degrees for 3 minutes, then flip the bread and cook 3 more minutes.
Repeat until all the bread is coated and cooked.
Serve topped with maple syrup.