Treat yourself to a fabulous plant-based breakfast with our Cinnamon Zest French Toast! This recipe is egg and dairy-free, relying instead on wholesome nut milk that is flavored with date paste, orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon, then cooked using an oil-free griddle. A perfect breakfast treat for a relaxed weekend at home with the family.
In a bowl, whisk ground chia seeds and nut milk. Let mixture set for 10 minutes.
Heat griddle on medium heat.
Add date paste or maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange zest and cinnamon to bowl and whisk.
Coat both sides of a piece of bread in mixture and place on griddle. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until each side browned and cooked inside.
Serve with syrup or a tablespoon of cashew cream sprinkled with orange zest and cinnamon.
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD is Founding Director of UC Davis Integrative Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California Davis. Blending a life-long passion for food and nutrition with over 20 years of scientific experience in genetic research, Dr. Oliveira is devoted to educating people about how food and lifestyle choices can affect genetic expression–i.e. how genes are turned on and off and either cause disease or promote health. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in the US since 2003.