Breakfast Recipe

Chocolate French Toast

Calling all chocolate lovers! You must try this Chocolate French Toast. Made with cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and one special ingredient…tofu! Not only does the tofu make the batter super thick but adds plant protein to your mornings breakfast or brunch. 

This Chocolate French Toast is soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Make the batter the night before to make a simple and easy breakfast or brunch in the morning.

For this french toast I used pre cut bread slices that was already package. The only problem that I had with buying packaged bread was that the bread was soft. Normally I love soft bread but when it comes to french toast you want the bread to be slightly firm so it can hold up when dunking you dunk it in the chocolate mixture. 

To firm up your bread I recommend that you dry your bread out by simply turning your oven to 200 degrees F (93.3 C). Place your bread slices on a baking pan and place in the oven for 10 minutes then flip bread slices and bake for an additional 10 minutes. This should firm up your soft bread making it easy to hold up after dipping it in the mixture. 

This chocolate batter consist of cacao powder, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, powdered sugar and one special ingredient, tofu. You might think that is an odd ingredient to add to your breakfast or brunch but it actually amazing. Adding tofu to this chocolate batter not only thickens the batter to give your that french toast texture but adds plant protein to your first meal of the day. 

After you have made your chocolate batter you will want to make sure to pour it in a big shallow bowl. This will make it so much easier for you to dunk each slice of bread in the bowl before frying it. 

I topped my Chocolate French Toast with raspberry compote, fresh red currants, raspberries, and maple syrup. However, you can simply eat this French Toast as is or top it with what you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. When I don’t have fresh berries on hand here are some of my other go-to toppings for this French Toast:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Nutella
  • Bananas 
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans

If you make this Chocolate French Toast I would love if you would snap a photo of your food and share it with me on instagram @itsallgoodvegan.com. I can’t wait to see how you like it! 

This Chocolate French Toast is: 

Creamy

Soft

Crispy 

Bursting with Chocolate

Vegan/Gluten-free

Chocolate French Toast

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calling all chocolate lovers! You must try this Chocolate French Toast. Made with cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and one special ingredient, tofu!


Ingredients


– 8 slices of firm bread, substitute with gluten free bread.
– 1 cup dairy- free milk, I used almond
– 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
– ½ container of tofu, drained and patted dry. About 7 ounces of tofu.
– ½ tsp cinnamon
– 2 Tbsp cacao powder
– 1 Tbsp vanilla
– 2 Tbsp powdered sugar, substitute for agave syrup
– 3 Tbsp dairy-free butter, for the frying pan.

Directions

  1. In a high powered blender or food processor combine milk, flax seed, tofu, cinnamon, cacao powder, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Pulse until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour mixture in a large shallow bowl and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to thicken.
  3. Preheat a large frying pan on medium heat. Grease pan with one teaspoon of butter or spray oil.
  4. Take your chocolate mixture out of the refrigerator. Dip each slice of bread in the chocolate batter.
  5. Fry slices for about 3 minutes or until crispy and brown then flip bread and repeat steps.
  6. Top with raspberry compote, fresh red currants, raspberries, and drizzled maple syrup.

Make it Your Own

  • I recommend using firm bread. By doing so, it will hold up better when you dip the bread slices in the batter.
  • When picking which bowl to use for your chocolate mixture make sure to use a big shallow bowl. This will make it a lot easier when dipping your bread.
  • I used dairy-free butter to grease my pan. You can also substitute the butter for spray oil.

3 comments on “Chocolate French Toast

  1. OMG drooling over those pics…..So delicious!!!

  2. John J O'Malley

    Did you use soft or firm tofu?

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