Brian and I have a tradition that every year we make a special breakfast on Christmas morning. It's always some kind of sweet dish like pancakes, waffles, or French toast paired with a vegan meat - usually Gimme Lean sausage. We try to come up with a new recipe each year to keep it interesting.
This year we were down to the wire. It was the actually Christmas Eve before I finalized my plans. I knew I wanted to do some kind of French toast and had 3 recipes laid out in front of me but just wasn't sure which one I wanted to use. In the end I took ideas from all 3 recipes and wrote my own. I also have a new vegan egg substitute - The Vegg - that I've been wanting to try so I worked that into it, as well.
The result? THE best baked French toast. PERIOD.
Silk Nog Baked French Toast
16 slices cinnamon-raisin bread (I used Aunt Millie's and needed more than 1 loaf)
2 cups Silk nog
1 tsp. Vegg blended with 1/4 cup water OR 1/4 cup blended silken tofu
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1. Spray a 9x11 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
2. Cut the crusts off the bread. Make 2 layers of 8 slices each in the pan, making sure all slices are touching.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the nog, Vegg or tofu, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Pour over the bread, covering evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
4. In the morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until the bread is dry to the touch. Serve with maple syrup.
Makes 4 servings.
What did you enjoy for breakfast on Christmas Day?