Gluten Free, Dairy Free French Toast with Banana-Cocoa Cream

My love affair with breakfast sweets continuous. This time, I made the easiest thing I can think of with the eggs and gluten-free bread I had on hand: French Toast.

In my opinion, french toast recipes are the easiest things to be adapted into gluten-free and dairy-free versions. Seriously, just eggs and gluten-free bread. C'est tout.

When shopping for gluten-free bread, I look for products closest to my home-baked gf breads. It ought to have ingredients that I would use but with the end result being much better and skilled as you would expect from commercial food manufacturers.

What I think is important is reading the nutritional information and checking the ingredients list to make sure that store-bought breads have:

1) little to none of the fillers and additives, such as thickeners and preservatives
2) high fibre content.  Aiming for 1.7g to 2.3g of fiber per slice

In Melbourne, I have much fondness for gluten-free breads from: Lichtensteins Bakery and Burgen Bread. Each brand has its strengths. Lichtensteins Bakery gf bread is really good after it has been toasted. Burgen Bread is very good as fresh sandwich bread. 

This french toast recipe is made with Lichtensteins gluten-free bread. I cut out circular pieces of the bread and soaked it in egg batter. Pan-fried it on low and dressed it up with banana-cocoa cream. I love the effects of a dust of vanilla and icing sugar with a pop of fruits on top. It is a indulgent piece of breakfast dessert that is fussy free and  allergen-friendly. I hope you'll like it!

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free French Toast 

2 large eggs
4 slices of gluten-free bread
Dairy-free butter for pan

In a bowl, whisks the eggs until light and airy
Pour into a shallow bowl or deep plate
Dip bread, one at time, in egg mixture on both sides
Melt dairy-free butter in pan, set to medium-low heat
Pan-fry bread until both sides are golden, flipping once

Optional Banana-cocoa cream:
2 bananas
1 to 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Mash up the bananas and mix in the cocoa powder well. If too thick, add a dollop of coconut cream. Serve with french toast.

Notes + Inspiration
Serve with nut butter and maple syrup
Have it savoury with butter and vegemite perhaps?!

Lichtensteins Bakery breads are available at Coles and their retail shop on Carlisle Street in St. Kilda Burgen Breads are available at select IGAs and Woolies