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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free French Toast

French Toast....bread+eggs+milk fried in butter.  Doesn't sound like we'll be eating that around here, does it?  Aha...but we ARE eating it, and loving it!  Even Fussy Eater (aka Veggie Hater) declared that he would like to eat our new allergy-free French Toast every day... and it even has hidden sweet potatoes in it!  I just love it when he can't tell I'm feeding him vegetables :)

To make this gluten-free, we used rice bread.  I mixed up rice milk, baby sweet potatoes (from a jar), and some spices, quickly soaked the bread and grilled it in canola oil on our pancake griddle.  Easy!  Since the brand of rice bread we use tends to break into pieces the minute we take it out of the package, I sliced the pieces into more attractive sticks.  I did take the weird-shaped crumbs and cook those as well (and Fussy Eater downed them too) but they didn't make the photo!

One whole loaf of rice bread fed three hungry boys with about a serving left over for one little monkey to eat for a snack.  The boys had fun testing out various syrups and toppings for their French Toast, and the vote was split between traditional maple syrup and a very sugar-heavy cinnamon sugar.  Remember those little crumbly bits I mentioned?  Son #2 rolled those in his little bowl of cinnamon sugar and called them Sugar Bombs.  Who wouldn't want to start the morning with a nice Sugar Bomb ;)

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free French Toast

1 loaf white rice bread
1 1/2 cups rice milk
2 Tbsp baby food sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
canola oil

Slice bread into sticks.  Mix milk, sweet potatoes, cinnamon and cloves in a shallow bowl.  Heat griddle to 350 degrees and spread a little canola oil over it.  Dip the bread sticks into the milk mixture very briefly.  Bake for 2-3 minutes on each side.  Keep finished batches on a cooling rack so they don't get soggy.  Serve with maple syrup or cinnamon sugar or fruit.

Note: Our rice bread contains honey, so it is not vegan, but substitute your favorite vegan bread if you need to.

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  1. I can't wait to try this! We tried an allergen-free French toast once before. Eeek! It was completely inedible so we substituted a grilled PB&J.

  2. Oooh, I like the sound of a grilled PB & J ! Now I'm thinking of all kinds of fun things I might grill :)

  3. This would be perfect for my sister-in-law! She's been experimenting with gluten free meals. Thanks so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week party. :)

  4. Thank you for visiting my Whisking Wednesday party last week. I hope to see you again this week! I love the idea of sweet potatoes in this dish. I've never tried that and will definitely have to give it a shot.

  5. Awesome! Hooray for a healthier, various diet-friendly recipe of one of the world's yummiest breakfasts. I'm impressed with the hidden veggies--I'm going to have to try that one!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!

  6. This looks great! What a clever way to use sweet potatoes - can't wait to try!

  7. Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches are a favorite at my house. Yumm.

  8. does anyone know if you can freeze the french toast? I cannot eat a whole loaf!!

  9. I haven't tried freezing the french toast, but you could always make half a recipe. Loaves of rice bread are pretty small anyway ;)