Savory Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea
This Savory Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea recipe is perfect for healthy option for breakfast or a nice brunch. This French Toast is thick, delicious, uses a handful of ingredients, naturally sweetened, and completely dairy-free and vegan. Fully laced with classic cinnamon flavor, this french toast dish comes as a great play on sweet and savory, which will have you going for a second round.
Servings 4 servings
Vegan French Toast:
- 1 loaf Whole Wheat Challah bread, sliced semi-thick (Vegan-Approved!)
- 1 cup Almond milk, Unsweetened (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
- 1 Tbsps D'Vash Organics Date Syrup
- 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 2 tsps Arrowroot Starch
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 Tbsp vegan butter, for cooking
Roasted Cajun Chickpeas:
- 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
- 2 Tbsps garlic powder
- 2 Tbsps Italian seasoning
- 2 Tbsps smoked paprika
- 1 Tbsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp dried thyme
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- D'Vash Organics Date Syrup, for garnish
- handful of sliced grape tomatoes, optional
Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.
Preheat griddle to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.
Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast has been made.
For Roasted Chickpeas:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, add chickpea and seasonings, stirring them together until well coated.
Add chickpeas to baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, tossing them mid-way until golden brown and crisp.
Remove from oven and set aside.
To serve—stack french toast atop each other, spoon roasted cajun chickpea over stack, and top with sliced grape tomatoes, if desired. Drizzle with date syrup or pure maple syrup and enjoy!
BREAD: Instead of challah bread, you can also use ciabatta bread or any other rustic bread. In most cases, day old bread works best!
DATE SYRUP: To purchase the date syrup mentioned throughout this recipe, see D'Vash Organic's Original Date Syrup on their site.