french bread loaf - baguette shaped
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/8 cup whole wheat flour or chickpea flour
olive oil - enough to decently coat a nonstick pan
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
This recipe makes about 10 small pieces. Double the recipe if you're making this for two people. Preheat the oven to 350º. Start by cutting the baguette into one inch slices. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 3 minutes. This should not toast the bread, but rather dry it out. Next, pour the almond milk(or desired non-dairy milk) into a mixing bowl. Add the corn starch and mix until mostly dissolved. Then add the flour, dissolving as well. Finish out the batter by adding a "dash" of vanilla extract. I just added a few drops myself.
Place a slightly high walled skillet on the stove over medium heat. Let this heat up for a short while before starting. Next, dredge the bread slices in the batter on both sides. Then place each slice in the pan, fitting as many as possible. Feel free to let them touch, it will not make any difference. Depending on how hot your pan was at the start, it will take a short while to brown the first side, then flip and cook the other side. Mine seemed to soak in on the top while the bottom cooked, causing it to cook almost dry when I flipped it. I might try flipping it much quicker, then repeating a few times until both sides are browned.
Once cooked to a golden brown finish, drizzle with pure maple syrup and slice an organic banana over the top. So delicious and easy to prepare. I fore see this being a go to quick meal when I really don't feel like cooking.
Additions: Hot strawberry sauce. I'll search the web for a good recipe some time.