French Toast
Healthy Swaps French Toast

Recipe by: Chef Kelly Yorke

Dairy milk and eggs are swapped with almond milk and Bird's Custard Powder so those who are restricted from eating dairy and eggs can enjoy this classic breakfast comfort food. Instead of serving the French toast with typical pancake syru,p swap the syrup with a tasty topping of Blackberry Puree to reduce calories and boosts your daily intake of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and vitamins.
Ingredients:
French Toast
1 cup Almond, Milk (Vanilla flavored)
2 Tbsp. Bird's Custard Powder (available in cans at many grocery stores)
1 tsp. Almond Extract
Eight 1oz Slices of bread - egg free type, or gluten-free type, or sprouted (flourless) grain bread, or your favorite type sliced bread, etc.
1 Tbsp. Almond oil, vegan margarine, vegetable shortening, or clarified butter
Blackberry Puree
1/2 Dried Vanilla Bean Pod
1 lb. Blackberries, fresh, frozen, or canned
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Stevia Extract in the raw

Directions:
French Toast:
1. In a small bowl, mix the milk, custard powder and almond extract until the custard powder is dissolved into the liquids.
2. Lay the bread slices down flat in a shallow pan and pour half the milk mixture over the slices. Turn the slices over carefully and pour the remaining milk mixture to cover both sides. Let the bread soak in the liquid.