Impress your other half this Valentine’s Day with this vegan friendly Vanilla Berry French Toast recipe
Jessica Ward | 4th February 2021
With a V-day lockdown just around the corner, it’s time to get those creative juices flowing. Restaurants might have shut up shop and only essential outings allowed so a Valentines (or Galentines) night in is on the cards for most of us this year.
Jam packed with juicy berries and the sweet taste of vanilla and cinnamon, you can impress your significant other with this incredibly easy, yet impactful breakfast.
For a French Toast with a twist, the recipe is made using Jason’s Sourdough, the creators of the artisan sourdough sliced loaf.
Together with plant-based food blogger and stylist, Nourishing Amy, they have teamed up to create a naturally-sweetened vegan version using Jason’s White Ciabattin.
180ml plant-based milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
20g chickpea flour (alternatively, substitute with 50g white flour)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
A pinch of salt
Vegan butter/coconut oil, for frying
4-6 slices Jason’s Sourdough White Ciabattin
200g mixed frozen berries
½ tsp vanilla essence
Add the milk, syrup, chickpea/white flour, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt to a large bowl and whisk well.
Heat a large frying pan with some vegan butter/coconut oil. Dip each slice of Jason’s Sourdough into the batter on each side and transfer to the pan, cooking one or two at a time depending on the size of the pan. Cook for a few minutes on one side until golden, flip and cook on the other side until crisp. Repeat to cook all the French toast.
Meanwhile, warm the berries in the microwave or in a saucepan with a splash of water and ½ tsp vanilla until softened.
Serve the French toast stacked, topped with some coconut yoghurt, the warmed berries, extra syrup, pomegranate and chopped chocolate.
The sourdough company has been baking bread for over four generations and in that time they have learned a thing or two.
Take their Ciabattin for example, which is classic Ciabatta recipe that’s mashed up in their unique process to create a completely new style of sliced sourdough bread.
“There are two key ingredients that run right through the centre of all our breads: passion and heart. Put simply, we love bread! From the nutty taste of a rustic bloomer to the simplicity of a white tin loaf, there’s a place for all breads great and small in our hall of fame of great bakes!”, a spokesperson said.
Jason’s Sourdough is available in three variants, White, Grains & Seeds and Craft Beer, from M&S stores nationwide, RRP £1.80.