French toast, pain perdu or good old eggy bread – whatever you call it, this is a perfect Sunday treat to enjoy with a pot of coffee while you read the papers. Egg-replacer powder is something we find very useful and is readily available from health-food stores. It is a mixture of arrowroot, baking powder and xanthan gum, which replace the starch, leavening and emulsifying properties that would otherwise be contributed by an egg.
- Put the egg-replacer powder in a large bowl. Add the milk, maple syrup and spices and mix well until smooth.
- Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Quickly dip one slice of bread into the ‘egg’ mixture and turn until well coated. Add to the pan and fry for 3–4 minutes until well browned, then flip over and brown the other side. Remove from the pan and keep it warm while you repeat with the remaining slices, adding more oil to the pan as needed.
- Divide onto plates and top with a spoonful of Raw Cashew Cream, if you like. Drizzle with extra maple syrup and add a good handful of berries, then dust with icing sugar and serve.