By Angelica Melara
There are thousands of recipes for different breakfast foods all over the internet. However, it can be tricky to find good recipes when it comes to vegan breakfast foods. Hailey Smith, a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, has been vegan since 2017 and has come up with recipes herself from trial and error that “taste like regular food.”
The following is a recipe for vegan french toast that Smith came up with during her early vegan days.
Ground pumpkin pie spice
Things you’ll need:
Put 2 tbsps. of pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl, and gradually add ⅓ cup of milk to ensure the mixture stays smooth.
Add 1 tbsp. of flaxseed meal to the mixture and mix until it is an egg-like consistency. Adding the flaxseed meal will give the French toast omega 3s, which are important for the body.
Add 1tsp of vanilla extract, 1tsp of pumpkin spice, ½ tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Once the spices are added, mix everything together.
Butter your pan and set the stove to medium-high heat. While the pan is heating up, dip each side of the bread into the batter. The batter will be thick, so use a fork to scrape the excess off. Cook each side of the bread until the batter becomes crispy.
Enjoy your vegan French toast with whatever toppings you’d like.