Can I just say, ermahgerd! This Strawberries & Cream Vegan French Toast is EVERYTHING. This dish is my brunch fantasy come to life. I first saw it in the pages of an in-flight magazine a few months ago. Some fancy-schmancy restaurant created the most delectable (non-vegan) french toast I had every seen and I started drooling all over the photo. Drizzled with sweetened condensed milk, then sprinkled with fresh strawberries and Fruity Pebbles, their french toast was a gooey, doughy mess of my favorite childhood breakfast cereal. I just had to make it vegan.
Alas, Fruity Pebbles are not vegan (the red food dye is made from crushed beetle shells). So I swapped freeze dried strawberries for the fresh ones. The chewy texture and concentrated flavor make them a lovely substitution for Fruity Pebbles and lend a breakfast cereal vibe to the Strawberries & Cream Vegan French Toast! A generous drizzle of sweetened condensed coconut milk takes this brunch magic over the edge.
Oh and did we mention Aquafaba? It’s the liquid from a can of chickpeas and my new best friend in the kitchen! It whipped up deliciously in our Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie and makes a wonderful egg replacer in this Strawberries & Cream Vegan French Toast. What can’t this stuff do? Bonus- it’s something that would normally be discarded so it’s like upcycling food waste! BOOM.